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92%
  • La Jolla Elementary
  • 1111 Marine St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 595
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
86%
  • Torrey Pines Elementary
  • 8350 Cliffridge Ave., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 550
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
85%
  • Dingeman Elementary
  • 11840 Scripps Creek Dr., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 832
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
85%
  • Jerabek Elementary
  • 10050 Avenida Magnifica, San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 647
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
84%
  • Scripps Elementary
  • 11778 Cypress Canyon Rd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 747
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
81%
  • Bird Rock Elementary
  • 5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 520
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
80%
  • Sunset View Elementary
  • 4365 Hill St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 470
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
80%
  • Elevate Elementary
  • 2285 Murray Ridge Rd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 165
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
79%
  • Silver Gate Elementary
  • 1499 Venice St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 569
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
79%
  • Curie Elementary
  • 4080 Governor Dr., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 571
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
77%
  • Holmes Elementary
  • 4902 Mt. Ararat Dr., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 522
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
74%
  • Hearst Elementary
  • 6230 Del Cerro Blvd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 497
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
73%
  • University City High
  • 6949 Genesee Ave., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,758
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
72%
  • Miramar Ranch Elementary
  • 10770 Red Cedar Dr., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 759
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
72%
  • Marshall Middle School
  • 9700 Ave. Of Nations, San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,611
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
71%
  • La Jolla High
  • 750 Nautilus St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,588
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
71%
  • Benchley/weinberger Elementary
  • 6269 Twin Lake Dr., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 559
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
70%
  • Sessions Elementary
  • 2150 Beryl St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 492
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
69%
  • Doyle Elementary
  • 3950 Berino Ct., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 898
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
68%
  • Green Elementary
  • 7030 Wandermere Pl., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 517
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
68%
  • Ericson Elementary
  • 11174 W.onhill Dr., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 738
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
67%
  • Tierrasanta Elementary
  • 5450 Lacuenta Dr., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 472
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
66%
  • Challenger Middle School
  • 10810 Parkdale Ave., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 990
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
66%
  • Hickman Elementary
  • 10850 Montongo St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 581
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
65%
  • Sandburg Elementary
  • 11230 Avenida Del Gato, San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 781
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
65%
  • Bay Park Elementary
  • 2433 Denver St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 433
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
65%
  • Muirlands Middle School
  • 1056 Nautilus St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,033
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
65%
  • Ocean Beach Elementary
  • 4741 Santa Monica Ave., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 487
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
65%
  • Chesterton Elementary
  • 7335 Wheatley St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 485
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
64%
  • Dailard Elementary
  • 6425 Cibola Rd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 534
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
64%
  • Standley Middle School
  • 6298 Radcliffe Dr., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,072
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
63%
  • Mira Mesa High
  • 10510 Reagan Rd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,453
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
63%
  • De Portola Middle School
  • 11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 969
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
63%
  • Scripps Ranch High
  • 10410 Treena St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,232
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
62%
  • Pacific Beach Elementary
  • 1234 Tourmaline St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 418
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
62%
  • Kearny International Business
  • 7651 Wellington Way, San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 428
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
62%
  • Museum
  • 211 Maple St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 232
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
62%
  • Marvin Elementary
  • 5720 Brunswick Ave., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 404
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
61%
  • Kumeyaay Elementary
  • 6475 Antigua Blvd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 472
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
60%
  • Grant K-8
  • 1425 Washington Pl., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 718
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
60%
  • Barnard Elementary
  • 2445 Fogg St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 416
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
60%
  • Kearny Sct
  • 7651 Wellington Way, San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 345
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
60%
  • Old Town Academy K-8 Charter
  • 2120 San Diego Ave., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 251
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 32:1
59%
  • Magnolia Science Academy San Diego
  • 6365 Lake Atlin Ave., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 371
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
59%
  • Dana
  • 1775 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 5 - 6 · Students: 821
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
58%
  • Preuss School Ucsd
  • 9500 Gilman Dr. Mc 0536, San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 846
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
57%
  • Birney Elementary
  • 4345 Campus Ave., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 565
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
57%
  • Vista Grande Elementary
  • 5606 Antigua Blvd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 443
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
57%
  • Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School
  • 458 26th St., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 477
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
56%
  • Hardy Elementary
  • 5420 Montezuma Rd., San Diego
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 408
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
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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
The San Diego, CA educational system consists of 211 public schools, 99 private schools and 62 post-secondary schools. San Diego public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 20% higher than than the California average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Diego public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.7% have completed high school, 43.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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%

Listed above are San Diego City Unified School District, San Diego schools. To customize your list of San Diego City Unified School District schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of San Diego City Unified School District schools.

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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.
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