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Poway Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in San Diego, CA. It has 35,702 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
15250 Ave. of Sci
San Diego, CA 92128
Telephone
(858) 521-2800

Poway Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
1,817 responses
Average ACT
28
774 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
35,702
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,939
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$359,432,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,349/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    7%

Poway Unified School District Reviews

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Poway Unified School District is truly the best district I have experienced. They care very much about their students and award them throughout the year for their excellence. They maintain a good atmosphere for us students and prepare us for our future college plans through CMP and CPM. Poway Unified School District ensures our safety through their multiple and friendly yard - duties. They give students multiple opportunities throughout their TA Administration, Facilities, and Clubs & Activities. They give us a chance to celebrate throughout the school assemblies and events such as the Turkey Trot and End of the Year assembly. The District also gives exceptional sports preparation such as Intramural Sports. They provide our equipment on and off the field. The classrooms have a wonderful atmosphere and are well - supplied with book shelves and unit lessons. All in all, the Poway Unified School District is by far the best district I have had the honor to be a part of!
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My experience at Poway Unified School District is amazing! The teachers are nice and very helpful, the academics are great, and just being involved at school makes me feel at home and not left out. Every student at my school is very sweet and not rude at all. I would highly recommend this school district.
Ever since I attended Stone Ranch Elementary School as a second grader, I have grown up attending Poway Unified Schools. I am very proud to be an alumni from this district because I was able to grow academically and socially through the support of the staff and families in this community. The competitive environment including rigorous curriculum such as AP courses allowed me to grow academically because I felt challenged by the students to take classes that may be difficult but would benefit me in the long run. Moreover, the teachers did a great job of preparing me for how classes would be like in college which I can proudly state as I have just completed my freshman year. As for the extracurriculars, the clubs on campus are very welcoming and truly make you feel a sense of belonging. Each club is geared toward a different goal and whether it involves volunteer work or raising money for a charity or foundation, it really feels like your role in the club is making a huge difference.