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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B
  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
1130
4,592 responses
Average ACT
25
1,532 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

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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!
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What I love about the SD school district is that we're able to express ourselves in a variety of ways. There's cheer, dance, basketball, baseball, water polo and much more. I attend Patrick Henry and there are clubs that fits all interest such as key, environmental, robotics, circle of friends, sewing, and cooking clubs. Having pep rally's and Henry hoopla is some of the best activities that us students always look forward to! During hoopla it allows you to meet new people that you don't usually see around campus. I've made a lot of new friends through the activities.
The school district as a whole was supportive of its students. There are a few extremely dedicated individuals in the upper management aspect of the district that truly strive every day to make the school district better for parents, teachers, and students. However, it is really apparent that there is inconsistencies amongst the different schools, despite a general curriculum requirement, in my opinion. Many of these are rated average not because its bad, but rather because there is still room to grow and develop in these areas. For example, being more inclusive of all students from the district level to the teacher level, making sure facilities are safe and comfortable environments to encourage learning for students - focusing on how it would be best to teach the student.