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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
San Diego High School Science & Technology (SciTech) is a public, magnet school located in San Diego, CA. It has 758 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

San Diego High School Science & Technology (SciTech) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1060
157 responses
Average ACT
22
41 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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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
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$66,393
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,491
National
$949
Median Home Value
$545,320
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Prom, pep rally, soccer games, footbal games
    36%
  • World fair
    27%
  • Home coming
    14%
  • After school
    9%
  • FRC Robotics Competition
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
758
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,540/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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San Diego High School Science & Technology (SciTech) Reviews

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I enjoyed SDHS because of the students and teachers here. Participating in JROTC is very rewarding, and I look forward to school every day because of the connections I've made here. Academic rigour is very poor and while the administration is very heavy handed in encouraging college as the only option, students are not academically prepared. Many teachers simply do not care and the attitude is shared by the students. Many academic issues stem from the three schools system, which limits which level classes students can take based on which school on campus they’re in and restricts the most challenging to IS. There are great programs for students in place here. Teachers could take care to be more mindful of the difficult situations many students are in and put more effort into their curriculums. Administration could do more to better serve their students and break down the separation between the three schools.
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Scitech is certainly the best, if not the better ones of the schools at San Diego Highschool. It has small sub parts that are the “techs”. They are Medtech,Geotech, and Itech. They all offer great opportunities and have academies, where you can apply to be apart of a cohort, and take advanced classes on a specific part of your techs science. Our sports are great as a school, winning state last year with our football, and reaching CIF in other sports. There’s always a teacher here that you’ll find kind and, despite some incidents, majority of people are ok if not good. Definitely a good school
At San Diego High , I had a fairly poor experience. Each year at least one my teachers from a core class, such as math, was either fired or disappeared. This was very disruptive to my learning and understanding of the subject. The safety precautions were poor. Many times, students would bring fireworks on camps that they would set off in the middle of crowds. Faculty was very hard to get a hold of and many times they were unable to answer my questions. Staff was only able to assist me with college readiness as far as in state schools, but had no information about leaving the state, so I had to struggle with this on my own. I had very little support with my education at San Diego High.