B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
4100 Normal St.
San Diego, CA 92103
Telephone
(619) 725-8000

San Diego Unified School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
3,644 responses
Average ACT
25
1,238 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
129,779
Free or Reduced Lunch
60.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,119
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,438,489,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,995/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%

San Diego Unified School District Reviews

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I went to a San Diego district school from pre-k to 12th grade. My experience there has been unforgettable! I loved everyone one of my teachers and I feel they have always done their best to protect and teach me not only the course work but life lessons. As a Muslim, student's haven't always been accepting but the teachers alway made me feel welcome and protected. I will never forget a teacher I had my senior yea,r Mr. Larson, he was my English teacher, he always tried his best to relate to his students and he was an overall great teacher! SDUSD could make better food though.
Review San Diego Unified School District
The school overall has a great layout, it's open and beautiful and plenty of places to hangout/ study. All of my professors have been outstanding and I have also had a great experience with my counselor. He has been so helpful figuring out which classes for me to take each semester! The only downside to Mesa College is the parking situation. It does take forever to find parking if you don't start classes first thing in the morning.
San Diego Unified School District, or simply SDUSD, has a very unique system and culture. Students enrolled in the schools under SDUSD experience plenty of diversity and other cultures. People are from all walks of life and it is an incredible experience. The district also has many schools connected to one another in a community, making it incredibly easy to move up to Middle and High Schools and transfer from school to school. Most of the teachers employed are dedicated to their students and employ a professional classroom environment that helps students learn in the best way possible. Of course, there are always a few not so good teachers, and the administration can be unorganized at times. However, the district is incredibly efficient at getting students career and college bound, by offering a diversity of classes for students going into any major. Overall, the district is well run and maintains high level standards for its students, but it is not perfect by any means.