A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
800 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Telephone
(760) 753-1121
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San Dieguito High Academy Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1220
318 responses
Average ACT
28
148 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.53 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 194 responses
Report
  • Exhibition day
    22%
  • Hour Lunch
    16%
  • Flag football tournament
    13%
  • Late Start
    12%
  • Homeroom olympics
    9%
  • Community Day
    9%
  • Minimum Day
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,640
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,743
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,683/ year
National
$11,890
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses

San Dieguito High Academy Reviews

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I am a big advocate for sending any child possible to San Diegutio Academy. I had one of the best educational experiences here and I wish I could go back. The teachers are so unique and work hard to ensure their students succeed and get the most out of their education. The atmosphere and social side of this school is unlike any other. With over 100 clubs there is a place for anyone at this school! One can truly find their place, friends and gain a valuable education from this institution.
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I think San Dieguito Academy has an absolutely amazing atmosphere. While I haven't attended other high schools, I've been told that our school differs greatly from stereotypical schools, and I can definitely see truth in that statement. There's a lot of opportunity to make it personalized, to find ways to fit in but not conform to any expectations. In my time so far, which is three years, I've been involved in 10 on-campus clubs or extracurriculars, and they vary from rigorous academic groups like Academic Team and Science Olympiad to relaxed discussions of culture to ballroom dancing lessons during lunch. It's not perfect but there's a great amount of diversity and engaging teachers.
SDA is honestly the best school ever! It is unique, quirky, weird, and just plain awesome. It isn't your typical high school, so there isnt a very strong emphasis on sports, but they are still there if you want to participate. It is fun and engaging and it's really the people that make this school great.