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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Poway Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in San Diego, CA. It has 35,872 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
About Poway Unified School District...
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
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
2,419 responses
Average ACT
29
981 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
35,872
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,141
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$359,432,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,921/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • 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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The teachers are all very supportive and provide the best education they can. The community at my school is amazing, I feel safe and welcome every time I walk on campus. The academics in my district are phenomenal as well. While I am taking the courses necessary I am academically challenged and am always learning something new. The innovation of my district is outstanding too. With new schools that utilize technology frequently in the classroom and approach learning and teaching in new ways, the Poway Unified School District is with out a doubt giving me an outstanding education.
As a student who has been in this district since kindergarten, I have witnessed the growth and development of Poway Unified School District firsthand. As I have gotten to high school in this district, I have discovered that the district itself is not very diverse, with the overwhelming majority of school populations being white. However, the district is also very good at including all students in school activities, clubs, and sports.