San Diego Unified School District

4100 Normal St.
San Diego, CA 92103-2682
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%

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 2022-23 school year, there are 176 public schools serving 97,546 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 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
176 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
97,546 Students
5,952,849 Students
# Teachers
4,276 Teachers
264,836 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

San Diego Unified School District, which is ranked #482 of all 1,873 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 2020-2021 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
0.72
0.63
# American Indian Students
248 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
14,476 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
15%
12%
# Hispanic Students
43,121 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
44%
56%
# Black Students
7,102 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
7%
5%
# White Students
23,035 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
24%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
397 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
9,136 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
9,069
458,222
# Students in 1st Grade:
8,026
423,251
# Students in 2nd Grade:
8,008
429,440
# Students in 3rd Grade:
7,940
436,251
# Students in 4th Grade:
7,863
443,978
# Students in 5th Grade:
7,646
446,282
# Students in 6th Grade:
6,439
437,766
# Students in 7th Grade:
6,790
457,689
# Students in 8th Grade:
6,837
465,106
# Students in 9th Grade:
7,277
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
7,195
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
6,934
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
7,522
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,614 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,567 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has grown by 28% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$19,614
$19,734
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,567
$19,832
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best San Diego Unified School District Public Schools (2022-23)

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
| 483 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
| 620 students
Rank: #33.
Torrey Pines Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8350 Cliffridge Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-2323
Grades: K-5
| 472 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
| 390 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
| 459 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
| 737 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
| 707 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
| 416 students
Rank: #99.
Curie Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4080 Governor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 221-5500
Grades: K-5
| 556 students
Rank: #1010.
Mt. Everest Academy
Alternative School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4350 Mt. Everest Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 496-8778
Grades: K-12
| 291 students
Rank: #1111.
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
| 524 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 618 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 490 students
Rank: #1414.
Scripps Ranch High School
Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10410 Falcon Way
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 302-3400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,050 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 460 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 422 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| 516 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 613 students
Rank: #1919.
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
| 426 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
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
| 393 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Ocean Beach Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4741 Santa Monica Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 223-1631
Grades: K-4
| 401 students
Rank: #2222.
Barnard Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2445 Fogg St.
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 800-5700
Grades: K-6
| 521 students
Rank: #2323.
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
| 750 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
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
| 520 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
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
| 662 students
Rank: #2626.
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
| 1,453 students
Rank: #2727.
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
| 511 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 512 students
Rank: #2929.
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
| 196 students
Rank: #3030.
Benchley/weinberger Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6269 Twin Lake Dr.
San Diego, CA 92119
(619) 463-9271
Grades: K-5
| 524 students
Rank: #3131.
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
| 663 students
Rank: #3232.
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
| 345 students
Rank: #3333.
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
| 521 students
Rank: #3434.
Standley Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6298 Radcliffe Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 605-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 900 students
Rank: #3535.
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
| 345 students
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 176 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 97,546 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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