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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. Sports
    A-
Address
6501 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
Telephone
(858) 569-7900

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$30,275
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Francis Parker School

Francis Parker School is committed to graduating students who embody those qualities essential for academic success and personal fulfillment — intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, passion for learning, ethical responsibility, self-reliance, community engagement, and global competence — by offering a balanced, challenging, and integrated Junior Kindergarten - Grade 12 educational program in academics, athletics, and the arts, all in a vibrant and diverse school community.

Francis Parker School Rankings

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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1350
121 responses
Average ACT
31
101 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Powderpuff/Homecoming
    24%
  • JDOF (Junior Day of Fun)
    20%
  • School Dances
    20%
  • Attending football & basketball games
    15%
  • Robotics
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Kinderbuddies
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,185
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    87%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C-
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $71,535
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,503
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $523,600
    National
    $184,700

    Francis Parker School Reviews

    73 reviews
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    Parker is your typical west coast private/college prep school. Despite the fact that it preaches diversity and inclusion, Parker suffers from a lack of diversity in pretty much every area. The majority of students are white or Asian, upper class, and liberal. The new high school administration is a complete disaster, and is making a multitude of changes that have not gone over well with students and faculty, one of which is shoving an “advisory” period down everyone’s throats. I’m sure the Heart of Campus project will be beautiful— if it ever gets done. I think they’ve postponed the end date 3 times now?

    Despite my numerous grievances with Parker, I can’t deny the strength of some of their teachers and faculty. Unfortunately, many of the best teachers are being pushed out by the admin or leaving voluntarily because of their distaste for the direction the school is heading in.
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    The school has great vision & has implemented an impressive strategic plan regarding academics, character development, equity and diversity, and more. They truly believe that even the best can be made better. Their commitment to diversity is what sold us. The school is committed to bringing in kids from all socio-economic backgrounds and diverse ethnicities and nationalities. Forget the stereotypes that you often think of when it comes to private schools; this place is different (especially at the current k-5 level). They practice what they preach. It’s not perfect, but the school also recognizes where they need to make improvements, and they’re working on it.
    Attending Francis Parker has been an incredible experience. From 4 years old I have grown with the school and have developed a deep love for every aspect of it. The Francis Parker community is overwhelmingly supportive. Both teachers and students want nothing more than to see each other succeed. Francis Parker deeply values the education of every single student but other important aspects of a valuable high school experience are not always prioritized. Not all sports teams receive equal attention by administration, resulting in low interest in high performing sports and a lack in overall school spirit. Similarly, most clubs on campus are not taken very seriously, though we do have some phenomenal organizations such as robotics and drama. Recently Francis Parker has worked to improve the quality of its extracurriculars and to build more excitement around them. Overall Francis Parker has awarded me with a very unique opportunity as a student, to be able to receive a top-notch education.