Top 10 Best San Diego County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 770 public schools serving 471,725 students in San Diego County, CA (there are 301 private schools, serving 52,215 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in San Diego County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in San Diego County, 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 County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in San Diego County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 72% 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 County (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.
La Jolla Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1111 Marine St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-7196
Grades: K-5
| 440 students
Rank: #55.
R. Roger Rowe Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5927 La Granada
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-1141
Grades: K-5
| 361 students
Rank: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
Torrey Pines Elementary School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8350 Cliffridge Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-2323
Grades: K-5
| 459 students
Rank: #1010.
Del Mar Heights Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13555 Boquita Dr.
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-9367
Grades: K-6
| 343 students
Rank: #1111.
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: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
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: #1515.
Canyon Crest Academy
(Math: 80% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(858) 350-0253
Grades: 9-12
| 2,346 students
Rank: #1616.
R. Roger Rowe Middle School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5927 La Granada
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-1141
Grades: 6-8
| 228 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
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: #17 - 1817. - 18.
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: #1919.
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: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Pacific Rim Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1100 Camino De Las Ondas
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6200
Grades: K-5
| 691 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Pacific Trails Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5975 Village Center Loop Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(858) 350-0253
Grades: 7-8
| 867 students
Rank: #2222.
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: #2323.
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: #2424.
Magnolia Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1905 Magnolia Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5600
Grades: K-5
| 496 students
Rank: #2525.
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: #26 - 2726. - 27.
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: #26 - 2726. - 27.
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: #2828.
Aviara Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6900 Ambrosia Ln.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6000
Grades: K-5
| 654 students
Rank: #2929.
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: #3030.
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: #3131.
Carmel Valley Middle School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3800 Mykonos Ln.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(858) 481-8221
Grades: 7-8
| 797 students
Rank: #3232.
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: #3333.
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: #3434.
Silver Strand Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1350 Leyte Rd.
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 522-8934
Grades: K-5
| 338 students
Rank: #3535.
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
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San Diego County 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
34320 Valley Center Rd
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 749-5982
Grades: 6-12
| 58 students
2001 Tavern Rd.
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-3245
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1850 Alpine Blvd.
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-2625
Grades: 1-5
| 158 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
165 Roanoke Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3118
Grades: K-6
| 521 students
1175 Linda Vista Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 471-0847
Grades: K-12
| 95 students
2445 Fogg St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 273-5244
Grades: K-5
| 191 students
2400 Euclid Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 267-1294
Grades: K-8
| 179 students
2312 East Beyer Blvd
San Ysidro, CA 92173
(619) 428-1154
Grades: K-5
| 453 students
31505 Old River Rd.
Bonsall, CA 92003
(760) 631-6100
Grades: 7-12
| 95 students
1390 E. Brd.way
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3121
Grades: K-8
| 843 students
467 Moss St
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 585-7800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,152 students
13915 Danielson St. #200
Poway, CA 92064
(619) 749-1974
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
165 Roanoke Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92022
(619) 588-3296
Grades: 3-8
| 19 students
240 South Maple St.
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 480-3174
Grades: 9-12
| 142 students
707 Carey Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 901-7100
Grades: K-6
| 3 students
9p.o. Box 621
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 501-034
Grades: K-5
| 65 students
707 Carey Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 901-7100
Grades: 9-12
| 246 students
4096 Calle Platino
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 631-4020
Grades: K-8
| 1,699 students
3291 Buckman Springs Rd.
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 303-2782
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
1782 La Costa Meadows Dr., Ste
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 494-9646
Grades: K-12
| 232 students
6401 Linda Vista Rd., Rm. 216
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 471-6010
Grades: K-12
| 97 students
1441 Montiel Rd. Ste. 143
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 743-7880
Grades: K-8
| 676 students
555 D Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 437-7256
Grades: K-12
| n/a 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
510 Sunset Dr
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 726-3240
Grades: K-5
| 597 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in San Diego County, CA?
The top ranked public schools in San Diego County, CA include Ocean Air, Solana Ranch Elementary School and Sage Canyon.
How many public schools are located in San Diego County, CA?
770 public schools are located in San Diego County, CA.
What percentage of students in San Diego County, CA go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in San Diego County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in San Diego County, CA?
San Diego County, CA public schools minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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