A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
15250 Ave. Of Sci
San Diego, CA 92128
Telephone
(858) 521-2703

Poway Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
1,562 responses
Average ACT
28
687 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
35,629
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,939
Teachers in First/Second Year

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

44 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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What I like about the Poway Unified School District is first of all the sense of community. I remember entering elementary school and during the first few days, the schools would work with local stores like office depot or Walmart leaving lists of school supplies recommended for the year. This working together of furthering the student experience outside of the classroom between the local community and Poway Unified Schools is only the beginning, The teachers that work in the district are phenomenal, dedicated to educating the next generation and for me, always motivated to teach and for me to learn. The district makes sure that each department of schools are funded to the best of its ability, integrating technology into classrooms, dedicated to classroom supply needs and making safe and beautiful campuses. Overall, Poway Unified schools provide quality education to everyone regardless of financial needs and generate a safe and healthy learning environment for everyone.
Overall, my experience has been amazing. I have attended the PUSD schools ever since my elementary years. The teachers, the students, the opportunities contribute to the general atmosphere of success that this school district is attributed with. The community is always open to new ideas, and I have witnessed this attitude through many of my peers who have pushed for improvements at my school. For example, a close friend of mine established a new and improved dress-code, which was voted for by the majority of students. I have learned so many invaluable concepts and skills, being pushed to become the best person I can be.