San Diego Unified School District

4100 Normal St.
San Diego, CA 92103-2682
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 177 public schools serving 94,996 students in San Diego Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% 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 34%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
177 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
94,996 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
4,297 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

San Diego Unified School District, which is ranked #453 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#905 out of 1200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of San Diego Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
34%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
49%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.72
0.63
# American Indian Students
232 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
13,700 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
14%
12%
# Hispanic Students
42,328 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
45%
56%
# Black Students
6,979 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
7%
5%
# White Students
22,394 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
24%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
350 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
8,970 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
10%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
9,101
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
7,634
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
7,641
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7,693
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
7,514
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,476
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
6,298
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
6,263
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
6,620
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
7,198
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
7,181
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
7,004
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
7,373
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $23,577 is higher than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,655 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$2,240 MM
$116,387 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$2,247 MM
$107,188 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$23,577
$19,806
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,655
$18,241
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best San Diego Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Scripps Ranch High School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10410 Falcon Way
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 302-3400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,950 students
Rank: #22.
University City High School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6949 Genesee Ave.
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 605-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,718 students
Rank: #33.
Point Loma High School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2335 Chatsworth Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 860-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,739 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Kearny School Of Biomedical Science And Technology
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1954 Komet Way
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 221-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 355 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Miramar Ranch Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10770 Red Cedar Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 271-0470
Grades: K-5
| 605 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Audubon K-8
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8111 San Vicente
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 344-5800
Grades: K-8
| 399 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Challenger Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10810 Parkdale Ave.
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 586-7001
Grades: 6-8
| 847 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Chollas/mead Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
401 N. 45th St.
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 362-3300
Grades: K-5
| 502 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Clairemont Canyons Academy
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4133 Mt. Albertine Ave.
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 605-1350
Grades: K-6
| 285 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Clark Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4388 Thorn St.
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 344-4200
Grades: 6-8
| 836 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Crawford High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4191 Colts Way
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 362-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,150 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Creative Performing And Media Arts
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5050 Conrad Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 800-5550
Grades: 6-8
| 726 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Florence Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3914 First Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 344-5900
Grades: K-5
| 217 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Hamilton Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2807 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 344-6800
Grades: K-5
| 417 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Logan Memorial Educational Campus
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2875 Ocean View Blvd
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 344-6500
Grades: K-12
| 829 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Miller Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4343 Shields St.
San Diego, CA 92124
(858) 221-5200
Grades: K-5
| 604 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Montgomery Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2470 Ulric St.
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 397-6600
Grades: 6-8
| 413 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Muirlands Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1056 Nautilus St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-4211
Grades: 6-8
| 730 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Roosevelt International Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3366 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 362-3850
Grades: 6-8
| 763 students
Rank: #6 - 206. - 20.
Valencia Park Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5880 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 344-3500
Grades: K-5
| 422 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Knox Middle School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1098 S. 49th St.
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 344-5500
Grades: 6-8
| 549 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Whittier K-12
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3401 Clairemont Dr.
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 490-2770
Grades: K-12
| 51 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Wilson Middle School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3838 Orange Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 362-3400
Grades: 6-8
| 701 students
Rank: n/an/a
4672 35th St.
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 362-4200
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alba
Alternative School
4041 Oregon St.
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 344-3900
Grades: 1-12
| 12 students
Rank: n/an/a
4680 Hidalgo Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117
(619) 605-1200
Grades: K-5
| 170 students
Rank: n/an/a
8450 Hurlbut St.
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 496-8295
Grades: K-5
| 403 students
Rank: n/an/a
4041 T St.
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 344-4800
Grades: K-5
| 333 students
Rank: n/an/a
1844 S. 40th St.
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 362-4100
Grades: K-5
| 423 students
Rank: n/an/a
2445 Fogg St.
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 800-5700
Grades: K-6
| 473 students
Rank: n/an/a
2433 Denver St.
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 276-1471
Grades: K-5
| 478 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bell Middle School
620 Briarwood Rd.
San Diego, CA 92139
(619) 430-1000
Grades: 6-8
| 732 students
Rank: n/an/a
6269 Twin Lake Dr.
San Diego, CA 92119
(619) 463-9271
Grades: K-5
| 509 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bethune K-8
6835 Benjamin Holt Rd.
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 267-2271
Grades: K-8
| 505 students
Rank: n/an/a
5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 488-0537
Grades: K-5
| 360 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to San Diego Unified School District?
San Diego Unified School District manages 177 public schools serving 94,996 students.
What is the rank of San Diego Unified School District?
San Diego Unified School District is ranked #453 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in San Diego Unified School District?
45% of San Diego Unified School District students are Hispanic, 24% of students are White, 14% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 7% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of San Diego Unified School District?
San Diego Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.
What is San Diego Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $23,655 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 177 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 94,996 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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