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  • For the 2019-20 school year, there are 6 public high schools managed by Poway Unified School District serving 11,153 students in Poway, California.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the California state average of 76%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is more than the state average of 23:1.

Poway Unified School District (2019-20)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Poway Abraxas Continuation High School Alternative School
    12450 Glenoak Rd.
    Poway, CA 92064
    (858)748-5900

    Grades: 9-12 | 234 students
  • San Diego Del Norte High School
    16601 Nighthawk Ln.
    San Diego, CA 92127
    (858)487-0877

    Grades: 9-12 | 2081 students
  • San Diego Mt. Carmel High School
    9550 Carmel Mountain Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92129
    (858)484-1180

    Grades: 9-12 | 1941 students
  • Poway Poway High School
    15500 Espola Rd.
    Poway, CA 92064
    (858)748-0245

    Grades: 9-12 | 2228 students
  • San Diego Rancho Bernardo High School
    13010 Paseo Lucido
    San Diego, CA 92128
    (858)485-4800

    Grades: 9-12 | 2317 students
  • San Diego Westview High School
    13500 Camino Del Sur
    San Diego, CA 92129
    (858)780-2000

    Grades: 9-12 | 2352 students

Overview

School District NamePoway Unified School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students35,885 students
# of Teachers1,413 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:1
# of Male Students17,085 students
% Male Students
48%
# of Female Students18,800 students
% Female Students
52%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.67
# of American Indian Students69 students
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Students9,867 students
% Asian Students
27%
# of Hispanic Students5,309 students
% Hispanic Students
15%
# of Black Students815 students
% Black Students
2%
# of White Students16,892 students
% White Students
47%
# of Hawaiian Students132 students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students2,801 students
% of Two or more races Students
8%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: -
# of Students in Kindergarten:3,198
# of Students in 1st Grade:2,553
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2,520
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2,649
# of Students in 4th Grade:2,707
# of Students in 5th Grade:2,799
# of Students in 6th Grade:2,816
# of Students in 7th Grade:2,771
# of Students in 8th Grade:2,719
# of Students in 9th Grade:2,806
# of Students in 10th Grade:2,747
# of Students in 11th Grade:2,692
# of Students in 12th Grade:2,837
# of Ungraded Students:71

District Comparison

  • Poway Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 96% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
38%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
48%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Poway Unified School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $9,596 in this school district is less than the state average of $10,798. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $10,732 is less than the state average of $11,280. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (CA)
Total Revenue$338 MM$17 MM
This chart display total revenue of Poway Unified School District and average revenue for each school distric in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$378 MM$18 MM
This chart display total spending of Poway Unified School District and average spending for each school distric in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,596$10,798
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Poway Unified School District and average revenue per public school student in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending / Student$10,732$11,280
This chart display average spending per public school student in Poway Unified School District and average spending per public school student in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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Did You Know?
Poway Unified School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the California average of 0.41. The most diverse school in the district is Los Penasquitos Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.