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For the 2021 school year, there are 291 public schools serving 175,202 students in San Diego, CA. 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, Jerabek Elementary School and Scripps Elementary School. 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 47% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 50% 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 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top San Diego, CA Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Ocean Air Math: 93% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11444 Canter Heights Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 481-4040

    Grades: K-6 | 693 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Jerabek Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10050 Avenida Magnifica
    San Diego, CA 92131
    (858) 578-5330

    Grades: K-5 | 664 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Scripps Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11778 Cypress Canyon Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92131
    (858) 693-8593

    Grades: K-5 | 751 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Deer Canyon Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    13455 Russet Leaf Ln.
    San Diego, CA 92129
    (858) 484-6064

    Grades: K-5 | 491 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Sunset View Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4365 Hill St.
    San Diego, CA 92107
    (619) 223-7156

    Grades: K-4 | 436 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Carmel Del Mar Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    12345 Carmel Park Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 481-6789

    Grades: K-6 | 527 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 | 782 students
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Solana Pacific Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3901 Townsgate Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 794-4500

    Grades: 4-6 | 512 students
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Solana Ranch Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    13605 Pac. Highlands Ranch Pkw
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 350-6600

    Grades: K-6 | 555 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Del Sur Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    15665 Paseo Del Sur
    San Diego, CA 92127
    (858) 674-6200

    Grades: K-5 | 938 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Sage Canyon Math: 84% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5290 Harvest Run Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 481-7844

    Grades: K-6 | 728 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Park Village Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7930 Park Village Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92129
    (858) 484-5621

    Grades: K-5 | 624 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Hearst Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6230 Del Cerro Blvd.
    San Diego, CA 92120
    (619) 583-5704

    Grades: K-5 | 493 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Elevate Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2285 Murray Ridge Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92123
    (858) 751-4774

    Grades: K-5 | 309 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Monterey Ridge Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    17117 4s Ranch Pkwy.
    San Diego, CA 92127
    (858) 487-6887

    Grades: K-5 | 999 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Torrey Hills Math: 80% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10830 Calle Mar De Mariposa
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 481-4266

    Grades: K-6 | 610 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Carmel Creek Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4210 Carmel Center Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 794-4400

    Grades: K-3 | 332 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Creekside Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    12362 Springhurst Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92128
    (858) 391-1514

    Grades: K-5 | 599 students
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Curie Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4080 Governor Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92122
    (858) 453-4184

    Grades: K-5 | 593 students
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Stone Ranch Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    16150 4s Ranch Pkwy.
    San Diego, CA 92127
    (858) 487-8474

    Grades: K-5 | 923 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Holmes Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4902 Mt. Ararat Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858) 496-8110

    Grades: K-6 | 585 students
  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Rolling Hills Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    15255 Penasquitos Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92129
    (858) 672-3400

    Grades: K-5 | 446 students
  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Silver Gate Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1499 Venice St.
    San Diego, CA 92107
    (619) 222-1139

    Grades: K-4 | 513 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Willow Grove Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    14727 Via Azul
    San Diego, CA 92127
    (858) 674-6300

    Grades: K-5 | 761 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Scripps Ranch High School Math: 74% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10410 Treena St.
    San Diego, CA 92131
    (858) 621-9020

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,234 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Sycamore Ridge Math: 76% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5333 Old Carmel Valley Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 755-1060

    Grades: K-6 | 584 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Solana Highlands Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3520 Long Run Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 794-4300

    Grades: K-3 | 311 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Westwood Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    17449 Matinal Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92127
    (858) 487-2026

    Grades: K-5 | 823 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Miramar Ranch Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10770 Red Cedar Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92131
    (858) 271-0470

    Grades: K-5 | 746 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Design 39 Campus Math: 73% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    17050 Del Sur Ridge Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92127
    (858) 679-6639

    Grades: K-8 | 1,159 student
  • Rank: #3131.
    Oak Valley Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    16055 Winecreek Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92127
    (858) 487-2939

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,461 student
  • Rank: #3232.
    Los Penasquitos Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    14125 Cuca St.
    San Diego, CA 92129
    (858) 672-3600

    Grades: K-5 | 530 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Westview High School Math: 70% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    13500 Camino Del Sur
    San Diego, CA 92129
    (858) 780-2000

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,358 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Benchley/weinberger Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6269 Twin Lake Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92119
    (619) 463-9271

    Grades: K-5 | 559 students
  • Rank: #35-3935.- 39.
    Barnard Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2445 Fogg St.
    San Diego, CA 92109
    (858) 800-5700

    Grades: K-6 | 464 students
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