2018 Top 15 School Districts in San Diego
Choosing a neighborhood to live in with good ranking schools is an important aspect of many people’s real estate search. Many San Diegans are flocking from the metro area over to more suburban areas like Poway or Del Cerro to move closer to higher ranking schools. Not only does living in an area with a good school district benefit your child, it actually benefits you as a homeowner. When it comes time to sell, this makes your home more attractive to buyers, allowing you to make a profit off your home. Pulling data from niche.com’s 2018 Best School Districts in San Diego. The Auker Group is happy to give you all the information you need about school districts in San Diego.
Niche.com bases their rankings on analysis of statistics, reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education and other ranking factors like college readiness, test scores, graduation rates, teach quality, SAT/ACT scores and more. You can read more into this here.
#1. San Dieguito Union High School District
Located in Encinitas, the San Dieguito Union High School District ranks #1 on niche.com for top San Diego School Districts and #5 for top school districts in California. It also ranks #5 for districts with the best teachers in California. This school district has 12,645 students in grades 7-12. With an average student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. The average graduation rate is 97% with an average SAT of 1290 and ACT of 29. 78% of students are proficient at reading while 69% are proficient in math. In this district is the high ranking Carmel Valley Middle School, Earl Warren Middle School, Canyon Crest Academy, Torrey Pines High School, San Dieguito High Academy and La Costa Canyon High School all ranking with an A+. Canyon Crest Academy is currently the #2 Best Public High School in California. Read more on Niche here.
#2. Poway Unified School District
Located in Poway, the Poway Unified School District has over 35,000 students in grades K-12. The student to teacher ratio is 27 to 1. In addition, the average graduation rate is 96% with an average SAT score of 1260 and ACT score of 28, with 73% of students reading proficiently and 65% doing math proficiently. In the Poway Unified School District, Willow Grove Elementary School and Deer Canyon Elementary are just two of the many schools graded with an A+ rating. The top-rated middle schools include but are not limited to Oak Valley Middle School and Mesa Verde Middle School. Lastly, some of the top high schools include Westview High School and Del Norte High School. Read more on Niche here.
#3. Coronado Unified School District
The Coronado Unified School District comes in third place and only contains a little over 3,000 students from grades K-12. The average student to teacher ratio is 24 to 1, which is a bit lower than the previously mentioned schools. On the other hand, the graduation rate for this school district is 98% which is higher than the previous two. The average SAT score is 1230, with an average ACT of 28 and reading proficiency of 75% and a math proficiency rate of 60%. Although there are only 5 schools in the district, all 5 are rated as an A or A+. The schools graded as an A includes: Coronado Village Elementary School, Silver Strand Elementary School, and Coronado Middle School. Coronado High School is ranked with an A+. Find out more about Coronado schools here.
#4. Spencer Valley Elementary School
Located in Santa Ysabel just outside of Julian, the Spencer Valley Elementary School District ranks #1 for safest school districts in California. This school district contains just over 3,000 students in grades K-12. The student to teacher ratio is 11 to 1! Students have a reading proficiency of 61% and a math proficiency of 37%. Although there is only one physical school in the area, Spencer Valley Elementary School, students can attend California Virtual Academy at San Diego or Insigh Schools of California – San Diego, both which are online options. Find out more about this district here.
#5. San Marcos Unified School District
The San Marcos Unified School District is a larger school district in San Diego that contains over 20,000 students in grades K-12. The student to teacher ratio is 26 to 1. There is a graduation rate of 94%, an average SAT score of 1150, and ACT score of 26. The reading proficiency is currently at 61% while math is at 47%. This San Diego school district has lots of high ranking schools including Carillo Elementary School, San Elijo Elementary School, San Elijo Middle School, San Marcos High School and Mission Hills High School are all graded with an A. Learn more about San Marcos schools here.
#6. Carlsbad Unified School District
The Carlsbad Unified School District is located in Carlsbad and has more than 11,000 students enrolled in grades K-12. The student to teacher ratio is 27 to 1. The average graduation rate is 94% with an average SAT score of 1240 and ACT score of 27. The reading proficiency for the district is 69% with math at 61%. All of their elementary, middle and high schools are graded as an A. Among these includes Pacific Rim Elementary School, Aviara Oaks Elementary, Aviara Oaks Middle School, Calavera Hills Middle School, Carlsbad High School and Sage Creek High School. Learn more about Carlsbad schools here.
Other Top School Districts:
#7. Grossmont Union High School District
#8. Chula Vista Elementary School District
#9. San Diego Unified School District
#10. Lakeside Union Elementary School District
#11. Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
#12. Julian Union High School District
#13. Escondido Union High School District
#14. Vista Unified School District
#15. Oceanside Unified School District
Move to Your Ideal Neighborhood
If these school rankings are making you reconsider where you want to move, give The Auker Group a call and we will help you pick the perfect neighborhood for you to live in. Researching the school districts in San Diego may make you reconsider the area you live in or want to move to. If you currently live in the metro area and you are looking for a more suburban lifestyle with high ranking schools, consult with us today. We can help you find your ideal home in San Diego County and help you sell your current home and buy your next one. Contact The Auker Group for any questions or concerns you have about San Diego real estate.
*All rankings and graphics are provided by niche.com