Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
San Diego International Studies is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in San Diego, CA. It has 1,024 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
1405 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone
(619) 525-7464

San Diego International Studies Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
315 responses
Average ACT
27
111 responses
AP Enrollment
58%

Homes for Sale

realtor.com®
Note: School map boundaries may have changed for the current school year so please contact your school district to verify school assignment for your child.
Do You Work at San Diego International Studies? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$58,025
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,333
National
$949
Median Home Value
$451,859
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 104 responses
Report
  • World Faire
    20%
  • Homecoming; week long school spirit event
    20%
  • Halloween
    13%
  • Grad Nite
    12%
  • Anything ISA does, and College trip!
    9%
  • Improv Show
    8%
  • ISA Benefit Showcase
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,024
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,540/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
Schools like San Diego International Studies
More

San Diego International Studies Reviews

397 reviews
All Categories
This school offers has great programs like the AP Capstone, IB diploma, MedTech and SciTech. However, the problem is both students and administrators. The some students aren't well behaved because they aren't motivated to pursue a higher education and don't create a good impact on our school. The administration create these "rules" to help regulate however, there are making it worse and students rebel against it. There should be consequence to the students actions however, administration doesn't do anything about it for example expulsion or suspension. Thus leading to more students committing other serios actions knowing there would be no consequence.
Start Your Review of San Diego International Studies
Rate It!
I am entering my senior year, and I enjoy coming to school everyday at San Diego High School of International studies. Although the diversity level is low (99% white), there are several clubs to appreciate other ethnicities and skin colors, which is awesome! The food is not good in any way, shape or form, but I appreciate that it is all provided which some people may need. The academics are high, but this is not schoolwide, it is only international studies, which I am fortunate for. I am the ASB president, and I notice that there is a lack of school culture and spirit throughout, but I plan to increase that to make the high school experience memorable. The safety side of it is around 50%, since it is in the center of downtown and the homeless population is increasing, and the surroundings are not ideal, but I feel safe inside of the school.
I liked SDHS because once you got to your junior year, you were provided with so many options for academic pathways that you could take, involving IB classes, AP classes, and college courses. This allowed students to self select and decide on their own what subjects they wanted to genuinely pursue, and what kinds of classes they wanted to take. What I'd want to see change at SDHS is the exposure to these different course pathways to underclassmen, in the form of class meetings with administration.