Top 10 Best San Diego Public Charter Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 62 public charter schools serving 26,225 students in San Diego, CA. The top ranked public charter schools in San Diego, CA are Elevate, Old Town K-8 Charter and Innovations Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Diego, CA public charter schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the California public charter school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 48% statewide average). Charter schools in San Diego have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public charter schools.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public charter school average of 75% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Charter Schools in San Diego, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
Old Town K-8 Charter
Charter School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2120 San Diego Ave.
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 574-6225
Grades: K-8
| 258 students
Rank: #33.
Innovations Academy
Charter School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5454 Ruffin Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 271-1414
Grades: K-8
| 472 students
Rank: #44.
Kavod Charter
Charter School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6991 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 386-0887
Grades: K-8
| 403 students
Rank: #55.
Museum
Charter School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
211 Maple St.
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 236-8712
Grades: K-8
| 215 students
Rank: #66.
Magnolia Science San Diego
Charter School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6525 Estrella Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 644-1300
Grades: 6-8
| 421 students
Rank: #77.
High Tech High North County
Charter School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1420 San Marcos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 420 students
Rank: #88.
San Diego Global Vision Academy
Charter School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3430 Sch St.
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 600-5321
Grades: K-8
| 418 students
Rank: #99.
Learning Choice Academy
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9950 Scripps Lake Dr. Ste. #10
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 536-8388
Grades: K-12
| 172 students
Rank: #1010.
High Tech Middle Mesa
Charter School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5331 Mt. Alifan Dr., Bldg. 400
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 6-8
| 345 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
High Tech High Chula Vista
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1945 Discovery Falls Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 624 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
High Tech High Mesa
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5331 Mt. Alifan
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 795-1810
Grades: 9-12
| 422 students
Rank: #1313.
San Diego Cooperative Charter
Charter School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7260 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 496-1613
Grades: K-8
| 435 students
Rank: #1414.
Albert Einstein Academies
Charter School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3035 Ash St.
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 795-1190
Grades: K-8
| 1,421 students
Rank: #1515.
High Tech Middle North County
Charter School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1460 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 6-8
| 330 students
Rank: #1616.
The O'farrell Charter
Charter School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6130 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 263-3009
Grades: K-12
| 1,789 students
Rank: #1717.
Audeo Charter Ii
Charter School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3821 Plaza Dr. Ste. 402
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 678-2050
Grades: K-12
| 187 students
Rank: #1818.
Nestor Language Charter
Charter School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1455 Hollister St.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-0900
Grades: K-8
| 1,042 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
High Tech High International
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2855 Farragut Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 398-4900
Grades: 9-12
| 391 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
San Diego Virtual
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2878 Camino Del Rio S. Ste. 41
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 713-7271
Grades: K-12
| 429 students
Rank: #2121.
School For Entrepreneurship And Technology
Charter School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3540 Aero Ct.
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 874-4338
Grades: 9-12
| 216 students
Rank: #2222.
High Tech High Media Arts
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2230 Truxtun Rd., Third Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 398-8620
Grades: 9-12
| 394 students
Rank: #2323.
High Tech Elementary Explorer
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2230 Truxtun Rd., 1st Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 795-3600
Grades: K-5
| 375 students
Rank: #2424.
Audeo Charter
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10170 Huennekens St.
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 678-2050
Grades: K-12
| 327 students
Rank: #2525.
High Tech Elementary North County
Charter School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1480 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #2626.
High Tech Elementary Mesa
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5331 Mt. Alifan Dr., Bldg. 200
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: K-5
| 376 students
Rank: #2727.
America's Finest Charter
Charter School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
730 45th St.
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 694-4809
Grades: K-12
| 481 students
Rank: #2828.
High Tech Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2359 Truxtun Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 814-5060
Grades: 6-8
| 324 students
Rank: #2929.
High Tech Middle Chula Vista
Charter School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1949 Discovery Falls Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 6-8
| 332 students
Rank: #3030.
Grossmont Secondary
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
111 Fletcher Pkwy.
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 678-2020
Grades: 7-12
| 282 students
Rank: #3131.
Keiller Leadership Academy
Charter School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7270 Lisbon St.
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 263-9266
Grades: K-8
| 583 students
Rank: #3232.
High Tech Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2150 Cushing Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 564-6700
Grades: K-5
| 412 students
Rank: #3333.
High Tech Middle Media Arts
Charter School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2230 Truxtun Rd. 2nd Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 398-8640
Grades: 6-8
| 341 students
Rank: #3434.
High Tech High School
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2861 Womble Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 501 students
Rank: #3535.
Iftin Charter
Charter School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5465 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 265-2411
Grades: K-8
| 404 students
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San Diego, California 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
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
2445 Fogg St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 273-5244
Grades: K-5
| 191 students
9p.o. Box 621
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 501-034
Grades: K-5
| 65 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
2534 State St
San Diego, CA 92101
(858) 472-5232
Grades: 3-8
| 37 students
3450 Clairemont Dr.
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 278-9000
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
6785 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 674-6019
Grades: K-6
| 130 students
3025 Fir St.
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 239-0632
Grades: K-1
| 128 students
Po Box 15249
San Diego, CA 92175
(619) 269-9929
Grades: K-6
| 63 students
1005 47th St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 263-2171
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1411 27th St.
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-2650
Grades: K-6
| 416 students
3910 Univ Ave. Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 528-9070
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1949 Discovery Falls Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: K-5
| 410 students
2230 Truxtun Rd., 1st Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 795-3600
Grades: K-5
| 357 students
1480 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
2150 Cushing Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 564-6700
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
1945 Discovery Falls Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 610 students
2855 Farragut Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 402 students
2230 Truxtun Rd., Third Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 398-8620
Grades: 9-12
| 396 students
1420 San Marcos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 430 students
2861 Womble Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 9-12
| 558 students
1949 Discovery Falls Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 6-8
| 327 students
2230 Truxtun Rd. 2nd Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 6-8
| 326 students
1460 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 243-5014
Grades: 6-8
| 330 students
2359 Truxtun Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 814-5060
Grades: 6-8
| 322 students
808 West Cedar St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 685-8242
Grades: K-12
| 74 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public charter schools in San Diego, CA?
The top ranked public charter schools in San Diego, CA include Elevate, Old Town K-8 Charter and Innovations Academy. San Diego has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
How many public charter schools are located in San Diego, CA?
62 public charter schools are located in San Diego, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in San Diego, CA?
San Diego, CA public charter schools minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public charter schools average of 75% (majority Hispanic).

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