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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    NG
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
John Muir is an above average, public, magnet school located in San Diego, CA. It has 284 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
4431 Mt. Herbert Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
Telephone
(858) 268-1954
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$70,290
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,433
National
$949
Median Home Value
$513,360
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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Students

Diversity
A
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Students
284
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,540/ year
National
$12,239
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The principle selects amazing teachers. The experience of the students is science based. I would work here if I could. Never mind the national rankings; pedagogy (classical teaching style based on the questions and experiences in the minds of the students) is the best. I give this school my eternal blessings and wish that all my children could go here. I want to return to San Diego one day with my six children and give them this learning experience. Thanks John Muir! You set a high standard for my expectations as a Christian parent. :)
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Love the teachers my daughter has had for middle school. She has had the same teachers all 3 years she’s been there She enjoys the teachers & her school.
I was a nervous wreck sending my 4 y.o. son (who had me at my wits end) to school while I cared for his three younger siblings and dealt with an abusive marriage and a corrupt mormon culture... yet this school gave me structure, direction and relief at every turn. By the time I moved to Texas, my son was three reading levels above his classmates, and his new school used my little boy as their show case child. Who'd a thunk? :) John Muir is an anchor for the ambitious. The best school. in America.