Poway Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 38 public schools serving 36,433 students in Poway Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Poway Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 70% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 75% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Poway Unified School District are Park Village Elementary School, Creekside Elementary School and Deer Canyon Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Poway Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Poway Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Poway Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
38 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
36,433 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
1,439 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
25:1

District Rank

Poway Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 96% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#113 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Poway Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Poway Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Poway Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Poway Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.69
0.64
# American Indian Students
65 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
10,092 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
28%
12%
# Hispanic Students
5,468 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
54%
# Black Students
765 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# White Students
16,684 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
46%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
135 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
3,224 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
3,228
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,651
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,621
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,591
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,709
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,752
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,925
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,887
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,811
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,839
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,842
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,779
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,730
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
68
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,531 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,639 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$493 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Poway Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$461 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Poway Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,531
$16,033
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Poway Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,639
$16,124
This chart display average spending per public school student in Poway Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Poway Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Park Village Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7930 Park Village Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-5621
Grades: K-5
| 624 students
Rank: #22.
Creekside Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12362 Springhurst Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 391-1514
Grades: K-5
| 599 students
Rank: #33.
Deer Canyon Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13455 Russet Leaf Ln.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-6064
Grades: K-5
| 491 students
Rank: #44.
Del Sur Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15665 Paseo Del Sur
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 674-6200
Grades: K-5
| 938 students
Rank: #55.
Del Norte High School
Math: 81% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16601 Nighthawk Ln.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-0877
Grades: 9-12
| 2,168 students
Rank: #66.
Monterey Ridge Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17117 4s Ranch Pkwy.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-6887
Grades: K-5
| 999 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Adobe Bluffs Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8707 Adobe Bluffs Dr.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 538-8403
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Rolling Hills Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15255 Penasquitos Dr.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 672-3400
Grades: K-5
| 446 students
Rank: #99.
Willow Grove Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
14727 Via Azul
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 674-6300
Grades: K-5
| 761 students
Rank: #1010.
Westview High School
Math: 79% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13500 Camino Del Sur
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 780-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,358 students
Rank: #1111.
Westwood Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17449 Matinal Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-2026
Grades: K-5
| 823 students
Rank: #1212.
Oak Valley Middle School
Math: 75% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16055 Winecreek Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-2939
Grades: 6-8
| 1,461 students
Rank: #1313.
Stone Ranch Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16150 4s Ranch Pkwy.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-8474
Grades: K-5
| 923 students
Rank: #1414.
Painted Rock Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16711 Martincoit Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 487-1180
Grades: K-5
| 656 students
Rank: #1515.
Sundance Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8944 Twin Trails Dr.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-2950
Grades: K-5
| 439 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Design 39 Campus
Math: 72% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17050 Del Sur Ridge Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 679-6639
Grades: K-8
| 1,159 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Rancho Bernardo High School
Math: 72% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
13010 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 485-4800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,359 students
Rank: #1818.
Los Penasquitos Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14125 Cuca St.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 672-3600
Grades: K-5
| 530 students
Rank: #1919.
Mesa Verde Middle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8375 Entreken Way
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 538-5478
Grades: 6-8
| 1,344 students
Rank: #2020.
Sunset Hills Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9291 Oviedo St.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-1600
Grades: K-5
| 454 students
Rank: #2121.
Canyon View Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9225 Adolphia St.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-0981
Grades: K-5
| 503 students
Rank: #2222.
Mt. Carmel High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9550 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-1180
Grades: 9-12
| 1,915 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Chaparral Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17250 Tannin Dr.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 485-0042
Grades: K-5
| 843 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Shoal Creek Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11775 Shoal Creek Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 613-9080
Grades: K-5
| 564 students
Rank: #2525.
Morning Creek Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10925 Morning Creek Dr. S.
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 748-4334
Grades: K-5
| 780 students
Rank: #2626.
Black Mountain Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9353 Oviedo St.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-1300
Grades: 6-8
| 1,319 students
Rank: #2727.
Highland Ranch Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14840 Waverley Downs Way
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 674-4707
Grades: K-5
| 709 students
Rank: #2828.
Bernardo Heights Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12990 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 485-4850
Grades: 6-8
| 1,546 students
Rank: #2929.
Garden Road Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14614 Garden Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-0230
Grades: K-5
| 479 students
Rank: #3030.
Tierra Bonita Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14678 Tierra Bonita Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-8540
Grades: K-5
| 461 students
Rank: #3131.
Pomerado Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12321 Ninth St.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-1320
Grades: K-5
| 378 students
Rank: #3232.
Turtleback Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15855 Turtleback Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 673-5514
Grades: K-5
| 609 students
Rank: #3333.
Meadowbrook Middle School
Math: 59% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12320 Meadowbrook Ln.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-0802
Grades: 6-8
| 1,383 students
Rank: #3434.
Midland Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13910 Midland Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-0047
Grades: K-5
| 631 students
Rank: #3535.
Poway High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15500 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-0245
Grades: 9-12
| 2,262 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 36,433 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69

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