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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
San Dieguito High Academy is a top rated, public school located in Encinitas, CA. It has 1,850 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

San Dieguito High Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1260
636 responses
Average ACT
28
309 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$113,175
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,886
National
$949
Median Home Value
$913,700
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
99%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.67 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.67 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 261 responses
  • Exhibition day
    21%
  • Hour Lunch
    16%
  • Late Start
    13%
  • Flag football tournament
    12%
  • Homeroom olympics
    9%
  • Minimum Day
    9%
  • Community Day
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,850
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,214
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,928/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.87 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.87 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.87 responses
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I'm a senior at San Dieguito Academy, and I've absolutely enjoyed my time there. The teachers really care about their students and love to get involved in clubs, events, and student's lives (in an appropriate way). The students, generally, are very welcoming and friendly, and made a new, scary experience pleasant. SDA also has a very large variety of classes, and the schedule allows for students to participate in a lot of them. No matter who you are, you'll find your niche here in SDA's wild and welcoming culture. Keep SDA funky!
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Since my first day at SDA, I immediately bought into the idea of a safe, accepting, and caring community. From teachers to classmates, everyone made school enjoyable. The amazing 4x4 schedule allows you to explore so many options and is almost specialized to help you pan out a plan after high school. While it can be difficult to manage at times, if you stick with it and show grit, it will only help. #1 advice: Don’t be afraid to ask for help, all if not most of the teachers are trusted adults and only want the best for your development and future. Go Mustangs!
SDA provides countless opportunities to connect and feel apart of the school and culture. While in most schools it is "cool" to have the latest designer handbag, at SDA if you bring a cute thrifted bag you will receive about 40 comments. All I can say is that having either late start or hour lunch every Wednesday is truly the most amazing thing ever. There is no need to fit in! Art, fashion, skateboarding, surfing, and even gaming are always promoted. There are so many resources to go to if you are struggling and mental health is looked at as most important. It feels like almost all of the teachers truly care about you as more than a student. My only complaint is the lack of school spirit. It is almost "uncool" to be an athlete and hardly anyone other than parents show up to games. Also, the bathroom hand dryers are absolutely awful.