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For the 2021 school year, there are 765 public schools serving 504,039 students in San Diego County, CA. San Diego County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in San Diego County, CA are La Jolla Elementary School, Pacific Rim Elementary School and Ocean Air. 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 44% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 50% 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 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top San Diego County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    La Jolla Elementary School Math: 97% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1111 Marine St.
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 454-7196

    Grades: K-5 | 535 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Pacific Rim Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1100 Camino De Las Ondas
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6200

    Grades: K-5 | 824 students
  • Rank: #33.
    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: #44.
    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: #55.
    Torrey Pines Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8350 Cliffridge Ave.
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 453-2323

    Grades: K-5 | 480 students
  • Rank: #66.
    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: #77.
    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: #88.
    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: #9-109.- 10.
    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: #9-109.- 10.
    Del Mar Heights Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    13555 Boquita Dr.
    Del Mar, CA 92014
    (858) 755-9367

    Grades: K-6 | 504 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Aviara Oaks Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6900 Ambrosia Ln.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6000

    Grades: K-5 | 650 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    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: #1313.
    Canyon Crest Academy Math: 82% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (858) 350-0253

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,576 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    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: #14-1514.- 15.
    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: #16-1716.- 17.
    Del Mar Hills Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    14085 Mango Dr.
    Del Mar, CA 92014
    (858) 755-9763

    Grades: K-6 | 310 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Solana Vista Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    780 Santa Victoria Ave.
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    (858) 794-3700

    Grades: K-3 | 380 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Bird Rock Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 488-0537

    Grades: K-5 | 451 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Pacific Trails Middle School Math: 83% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5975 Village Center Loop Rd.
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (858) 350-0253

    Grades: 7-8 | 671 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    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: #20-2120.- 21.
    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: #2222.
    R. Roger Rowe Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5927 La Granada
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
    (858) 756-1141

    Grades: K-5 | 394 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Carmel Valley Middle School Math: 82% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3800 Mykonos Ln.
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (858) 481-8221

    Grades: 7-8 | 1,158 student
  • Rank: #2424.
    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: #2525.
    College Preparatory Middle - East County Charter School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5150 Jackson Dr.
    La Mesa, CA 91942
    (619) 303-2782

    Grades: 5-8 | 239 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    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: #2727.
    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: #2828.
    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: #2929.
    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: #30-3130.- 31.
    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: #30-3130.- 31.
    R. Roger Rowe Middle School Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5927 La Granada
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
    (858) 756-1141

    Grades: 6-8 | 245 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    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: #33-3433.- 34.
    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: #33-3433.- 34.
    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: #3535.
    El Camino Creek Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7885 Paseo Aliso
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 943-2051

    Grades: K-6 | 601 students
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