Top 10 Best San Diego Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 296 public schools serving 162,535 students in San Diego, CA (there are 102 private schools, serving 23,955 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in San Diego, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%). San Diego has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in San Diego, CA are Ocean Air, Solana Ranch Elementary School and Sage Canyon. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Diego, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in San Diego have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in San Diego, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ocean Air
(Math: 92% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11444 Canter Heights Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-4040
Grades: K-6
| 542 students
Rank: #22.
Solana Ranch Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13605 Pacific Highlands Ranch
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 350-6600
Grades: K-6
| 565 students
Rank: #33.
Sage Canyon
(Math: 91% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5290 Harvest Run Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-7844
Grades: K-6
| 575 students
Rank: #44.
Scripps Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11778 Cypress Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 693-8593
Grades: K-5
| 719 students
Rank: #55.
Carmel Del Mar Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12345 Carmel Park Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-6789
Grades: K-6
| 606 students
Rank: #66.
Holmes Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4902 Mt. Ararat Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 496-8110
Grades: K-6
| 510 students
Rank: #77.
Dingeman Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11840 Scripps Creek Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 549-4437
Grades: K-5
| 657 students
Rank: #88.
Del Sur Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15665 Paseo Del Sur
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 674-6200
Grades: K-5
| 968 students
Rank: #99.
Jerabek Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10050 Avenida Magnifica
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 578-5330
Grades: K-5
| 603 students
Rank: #1010.
Solana Highlands Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3520 Long Run Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 794-4300
Grades: K-6
| 342 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
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
| 376 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Solana Pacific Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3901 Townsgate Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 794-4500
Grades: 4-6
| 489 students
Rank: #1313.
Silver Gate Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1499 Venice St.
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 222-1139
Grades: K-4
| 416 students
Rank: #1414.
Monterey Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17117 4s Ranch Pkwy.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-6887
Grades: K-5
| 840 students
Rank: #1515.
Mt. Everest Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4350 Mt. Everest Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117
(619) 605-8700
Grades: K-12
| 227 students
Rank: #1616.
Park Village Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7930 Park Village Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-5621
Grades: K-5
| 556 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Adobe Bluffs Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8707 Adobe Bluffs Dr.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 538-8403
Grades: K-5
| 493 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Ashley Falls Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13030 Ashley Falls Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 259-7812
Grades: K-6
| 532 students
Rank: #1919.
Westview High School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13500 Camino Del Sur
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 780-2000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,351 students
Rank: #2020.
Elevate
Charter School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2285 Murray Ridge Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 751-4774
Grades: K-7
| 416 students
Rank: #2121.
Del Norte High School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16601 Nighthawk Ln.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-0877
Grades: 9-12
| 2,586 students
Rank: #2222.
Torrey Hills
(Math: 81% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10830 Calle Mar De Mariposa
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-4266
Grades: K-6
| 450 students
Rank: #2323.
Stone Ranch Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16150 4s Ranch Pkwy.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-8474
Grades: K-5
| 748 students
Rank: #2424.
Rancho Bernardo High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13010 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 485-4800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,334 students
Rank: #2525.
Curie Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4080 Governor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 221-5500
Grades: K-5
| 508 students
Rank: #2626.
Creekside Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12362 Springhurst Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 391-1514
Grades: K-5
| 529 students
Rank: #2727.
Westwood Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17449 Matinal Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-2026
Grades: K-5
| 794 students
Rank: #2828.
Design 39 Campus
(Math: 73% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17050 Del Sur Ridge Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 679-6639
Grades: K-8
| 1,193 students
Rank: #2929.
Willow Grove Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
14727 Via Azul
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 674-6300
Grades: K-5
| 756 students
Rank: #3030.
Oak Valley Middle School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16055 Winecreek Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 487-2939
Grades: 6-8
| 1,505 students
Rank: #3131.
Carmel Creek Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4210 Carmel Center Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 794-4400
Grades: K-3
| 364 students
Rank: #3232.
Dailard Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6425 Cibola Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 286-1550
Grades: K-5
| 499 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Miramar Ranch Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10770 Red Cedar Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 271-0470
Grades: K-5
| 605 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Rolling Hills Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15255 Penasquitos Dr.
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 672-3400
Grades: K-5
| 434 students
Rank: #3535.
Marvin Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5720 Brunswick Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 583-1355
Grades: K-5
| 505 students
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San Diego, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
5285 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 236-8028
Grades: 7-12
| 88 students
4560 Alvarado Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(855) 329-4227
Grades: 6-12
| 517 students
4560 Alvarado Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(855) 937-4227
Grades: K-5
| 163 students
4560 Alvarado Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(855) 937-4227
Grades: K-5
| 484 students
3035 Ash St.
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 795-1190
Grades: K-5
| 801 students
730 45th St.
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 694-4809
Grades: K-12
| 461 students
3773 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92176
(619) 677-3017
Grades: 9-12
| 105 students
2445 Fogg St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 273-5244
Grades: K-5
| 191 students
9p.o. Box 621
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 501-034
Grades: K-5
| 65 students
4191 Colts Way
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 583-2501
Grades: 9-12
| 342 students
4191 Colts Way
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 583-2502
Grades: 9-12
| 324 students
4191 Colts Way
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 583-2503
Grades: 9-12
| 260 students
2375 Congress Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Grades: 6-7
| 398 students
2534 State St
San Diego, CA 92101
(858) 472-5232
Grades: 3-8
| 37 students
3450 Clairemont Dr.
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 278-9000
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
6785 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 674-6019
Grades: K-6
| 130 students
3025 Fir St.
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 239-0632
Grades: K-1
| 128 students
Po Box 15249
San Diego, CA 92175
(619) 269-9929
Grades: K-6
| 63 students
1005 47th St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 263-2171
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1411 27th St.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-2650
Grades: K-6
| 416 students
3910 Univ Ave. Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 528-9070
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1949 Discovery Falls Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: K-5
| 410 students
2230 Truxtun Rd., 1st Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 795-3600
Grades: K-5
| 357 students
1480 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
2150 Cushing Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 564-6700
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
1945 Discovery Falls Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 610 students
2855 Farragut Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 402 students
2230 Truxtun Rd., Third Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 398-8620
Grades: 9-12
| 396 students
1420 San Marcos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 430 students
2861 Womble Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 558 students
1949 Discovery Falls Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 6-8
| 327 students
2230 Truxtun Rd. 2nd Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 6-8
| 326 students
1460 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 6-8
| 330 students
2359 Truxtun Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 814-5060
Grades: 6-8
| 322 students
808 West Cedar St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 685-8242
Grades: K-12
| 74 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in San Diego, CA?
The top ranked public schools in San Diego, CA include Ocean Air, Solana Ranch Elementary School and Sage Canyon. San Diego has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
How many public schools are located in San Diego, CA?
296 public schools are located in San Diego, CA.
What percentage of students in San Diego, CA go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in San Diego, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in San Diego, CA?
San Diego, CA public schools minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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