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Avg. test scores 54%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 44%

San Diego school information

IndexSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores46%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools2118,30879,221
Total private schools993,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools621,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in San Diego are 7% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 211 public schools in San Diego
  • 86.5% of people in San Diego have completed 8th grade
  • 85.7% of people in San Diego have completed high school
  • 43.6% of people in San Diego have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in San Diego

      IndexSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
      Completed 8th grade86.5%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school85.7%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college71.5%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree51.0%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors43.6%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters17.8%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree6.4%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate3.0%1.6%1.3%

      San Diego, CA School Districts

      • Mountain Empire Unified School District
      • San Diego City Unified School District
      • Poway Unified School District
      • Del Mar Union Elementary School District
      • San Dieguito Union High School District
      • Solana Beach Elementary School District
      • Dehesa Elementary School District
      • South Bay Union Elementary School District
      • Chula Vista Elementary School District
      • San Ysidro Elementary School District
      • Sweetwater Union High School District
      • San Pasqual Union Elementary School District

      There are a total of 211 public schools, 99 private schools and 62 post-secondary schools in San Diego. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for San Diego, CA schools is 46%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In San Diego, CA, an average of 86.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Coronado, CA24,85267%36%
      Rancho San Diego, CA22,01855%13%
      Bostonia, CA16,29551%4%
      Santee, CA56,83949%1%
      Winter Gardens, CA21,25548%2%
      San Diego, CA1,374,81246%7%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      San Antonio, TX1,439,35867%36%
      Dallas, TX1,278,43365%31%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,32434%31%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%
      San Jose, CA1,009,36345%8%
      San Diego, CA1,374,81246%7%
      Source: The San Diego, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.