San Diego Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 221 public schools serving 125,635 students in San Diego Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in San Diego Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in San Diego Unified School District are La Jolla Elementary School, Jerabek Elementary School and Torrey Pines Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. San Diego Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

San Diego Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
San Diego Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
222 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
125,635 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
5,398 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

San Diego Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#461 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of San Diego Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of San Diego 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of San Diego 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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of San Diego Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.71
0.64
# American Indian Students
399 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
16,832 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
13%
12%
# Hispanic Students
58,367 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
47%
54%
# Black Students
10,504 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
8%
5%
# White Students
28,913 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
23%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
553 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
10,067 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
12,324
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
9,782
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
9,693
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
9,291
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
9,645
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
9,665
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
9,466
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
9,578
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
9,346
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
9,500
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
9,214
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
8,617
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
9,514
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,229 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,192 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$1,913 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of San Diego Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$1,909 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of San Diego Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,229
$16,033
This chart display average revenue per public school student in San Diego Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,192
$16,124
This chart display average spending per public school student in San Diego Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best San Diego Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
La Jolla Elementary School
Math: 95% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1111 Marine St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-7196
Grades: K-5
| 535 students
Rank: #22.
Jerabek Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10050 Avenida Magnifica
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 578-5330
Grades: K-5
| 664 students
Rank: #33.
Torrey Pines Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
8350 Cliffridge Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-2323
Grades: K-5
| 480 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Bird Rock Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 488-0537
Grades: K-5
| 451 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Silver Gate Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1499 Venice St.
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 222-1139
Grades: K-4
| 513 students
Rank: #66.
Scripps Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11778 Cypress Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 693-8593
Grades: K-5
| 751 students
Rank: #77.
Dingeman Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11840 Scripps Creek Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 549-4437
Grades: K-5
| 782 students
Rank: #88.
Sunset View Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4365 Hill St.
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 223-7156
Grades: K-4
| 436 students
Rank: #99.
Curie Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4080 Governor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 453-4184
Grades: K-5
| 593 students
Rank: #1010.
Holmes Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4902 Mt. Ararat Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 496-8110
Grades: K-6
| 585 students
Rank: #1111.
Miramar Ranch Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10770 Red Cedar Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 271-0470
Grades: K-5
| 746 students
Rank: #1212.
Hearst Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6230 Del Cerro Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 583-5704
Grades: K-5
| 493 students
Rank: #1313.
Scripps Ranch High School
Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10410 Treena St.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 621-9020
Grades: 9-12
| 2,234 students
Rank: #1414.
Green Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7030 Wandermere Pl.
San Diego, CA 92119
(619) 460-5755
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #1515.
Sessions Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2150 Beryl St.
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 273-3111
Grades: K-5
| 532 students
Rank: #1616.
Marvin Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5720 Brunswick Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 583-1355
Grades: K-5
| 487 students
Rank: #1717.
Doyle Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3950 Berino Ct.
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 455-6230
Grades: K-5
| 716 students
Rank: #1818.
Hickman Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10850 Montongo St.
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 271-5210
Grades: K-5
| 431 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Kumeyaay Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6475 Antigua Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92124
(858) 279-1022
Grades: K-5
| 431 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Ocean Beach Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
4741 Santa Monica Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 223-1631
Grades: K-4
| 433 students
Rank: #2121.
Barnard Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2445 Fogg St.
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 800-5700
Grades: K-6
| 464 students
Rank: #2222.
Muirlands Middle School
Math: 72% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1056 Nautilus St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-4211
Grades: 6-8
| 1,001 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Dailard Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6425 Cibola Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 286-1550
Grades: K-5
| 527 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Jonas Salk Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7825 Flanders Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 935-2100
Grades: K-5
| 659 students
Rank: #2525.
Marshall Middle School
Math: 72% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9700 Ave. Of Nations
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 549-5400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,509 students
Rank: #2626.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3045 Felton St.
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 282-7694
Grades: K-5
| 572 students
Rank: #2727.
Sandburg Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11230 Avenida Del Gato
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 566-0510
Grades: K-5
| 584 students
Rank: #2828.
Alcott Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4680 Hidalgo Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-3415
Grades: K-5
| 195 students
Rank: #2929.
Benchley/weinberger Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 76% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6269 Twin Lake Dr.
San Diego, CA 92119
(619) 463-9271
Grades: K-5
| 559 students
Rank: #3030.
Ericson Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11174 W.onhill Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 271-0505
Grades: K-5
| 647 students
Rank: #3131.
Hardy Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5420 Montezuma Rd.
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 582-0136
Grades: K-5
| 361 students
Rank: #3232.
Bay Park Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2433 Denver St.
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 276-1471
Grades: K-5
| 476 students
Rank: #3333.
Standley Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6298 Radcliffe Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 455-0550
Grades: 6-8
| 1,034 students
Rank: #3434.
Pacific Beach Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1234 Tourmaline St.
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 488-8316
Grades: K-5
| 378 students
Rank: #3535.
Vista Grande Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5606 Antigua Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92124
(858) 496-8290
Grades: K-5
| 401 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 125,635 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71

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