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  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
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
San Diego Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in San Diego, CA. It has 129,380 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
4100 Normal St.
San Diego, CA 92103
Telephone
(619) 725-8000

San Diego Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1140
4,920 responses
Average ACT
25
1,637 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
129,380
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%

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

507 reviews
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I attended schools in SDUSD from K-12, and can say with sincerity that they care about their students, as well as their success in academia and in life. Integrity, Honesty, and Courage. Three values regarded extremely highly by the district, instilled in students through encouraging involvement in extracurricular activities, hosting spirited and lively campus events, challenging its students to be their best. They do a great job of preparing their students for their long journey ahead called life!
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Throughout my entire life I have mostly been apart of the San Diego Unified School District. It has always been really well and I never had any issues nor do I know anyone who has had any issues with the entire school district. I think that this school district attains the standards from staff, students to the collegiate expectations that have been set. I do however, think that there should be better resources for student or presented a little better. Overall, no complaints!
This school district not only is diverse but productive. Many different neighborhoods make up the San Diego Unified School District, which allows for a lot of diversity and chances to meet students from all over. I’ve been able to work with kids from different backgrounds, with different economical situations and so on. It’s been an eye opening experience as well as informative.
This district has had ups and downs but has always listened to the students voices and taken note of the changes needed to be made for the better. It’s great knowing your opinion does matter!