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2024 Best Schools in the San Diego Area

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in San Diego Area.

    The Bishop's School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    6-12,

    105 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have attended Bishop's from 6th to 12th grade. The teachers are generally excellent; they are all qualified and most are truly passionate about helping students understand their fields. I never...Bishop's is a good school for driven kids because time-management is paramount and many programs (e.g. visual arts, sports, and debate) rely primarily on students' own engagement rather than....

    Read 105 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Private High Schools in San Diego Area.

    La Jolla Country Day School

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    Private School,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    164 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says My time at La Jolla Country Day School has been a journey filled with growth, learning, and a deep sppreciation for the diverse and supportive community that defines this institution. The school's....

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,157,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Private High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Pacific Ridge School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CARLSBAD, CA,

    6-12,

    153 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Other says I went to PRS for my first and second years before moving out of state and before my junior year. One of the reasons I was so sad to move was because of some parts of the school. I loved many of the....

    Read 153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 685,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  4. #5 Best Private High Schools in San Diego Area.

    The Cambridge School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    49 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As a student who has experienced Cambridge from the beginning of Kindergarten Prep to throwing up my cap at graduation, I can firmly say that Cambridge as a community of faith, living, and learning....

    Read 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 392,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #1 Best Public High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Canyon Crest Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    San Dieguito Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    643 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I did not realize just how much a high school culture could shape my life. At CCA, known for "its okay to be weird", the overall environment is supportive and structured. The teachers (most teachers)....

    Read 643 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,346,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

  6. #2 Best Public High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Torrey Pines High School

    Blue checkmark.

    San Dieguito Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    494 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Torrey Pines High School's facilities for sports and academics contributed to a positive experience. Well-maintained athletic facilities, classrooms, and the ability to build positive relationships....

    Read 494 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,649,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  7. #3 Best Public High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Mt. Everest Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    San Diego Unified, CA,

    K-12,

    50 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says This is our first year at Mt Everest after a relocation from the East Coast. My elementary-aged girls are absolutely thriving at MEA. Both went formerly to a small private school, and while they were....

    Read 50 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 227,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  8. #4 Best Public High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Westview High School

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    Poway Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    717 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Westview High School was an amazing school that pushed me and other students to learn while having many resources available. We had wolverine time, 2-3 times a week which allowed students to ask....

    Read 717 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,351,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  9. #5 Best Public High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Preuss School UCSD

    Public School,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    6-12,

    327 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The Preuss School UCSD is a middle school and high school that has lots of resources for first generation low income students that attend. Most of these students are people of color and the first in....

    Read 327 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 853,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  10. #6 Best Public High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Helix Charter High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    LA MESA, CA,

    9-12,

    865 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says As a junior, I would consider my time at Helix Charter High School to be fairly beneficial. Throughout the duration of these three years, I have faced several meaningful experiences with my teachers....

    Read 865 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,462,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  11. #7 Best Public High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Del Norte High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Poway Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    447 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Pros: Extremely academically disciplined, high test scores, grades, and general academic success, really fun football games, offers almost every standard sport a high school should offer, amazingly...Cons: The food sucks (as does all PUSD food), mental health awareness is taboo within the school community despite faculty trying their best to make it standard, the people are friendly yet....

    Read 447 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,586,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

  12. #8 Best Public High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Sage Creek High School

    Carlsbad Unified, CA,

    9-12,

    92 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, I have loved my experience at Sage Creek High School. The community at this school is extremely diverse and supportive. When you walk on campus in the mornings you can except to be greeted....

    Read 92 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,451,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  13. #8 Best Private High Schools in San Diego Area.

    San Diego Jewish Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    31 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says So far we have had a great experience at SDJA after our child's first year in the Lower School. All of the families in the class have become close and include a diverse cross section of the Jewish....

    Read 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 569,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  14. #9 Best Private High Schools in San Diego Area.

    The Waldorf School of San Diego

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Even those who are fully immersed in the Waldorf School system often question why they’re paying for what seems to be a small social circle and a phone-free campus. But Waldorf is much more. The...In my junior year at the Waldorf School of San Diego I’ve begun to feel highly respected by teachers to the point that my future does not seem out of my hands. I’ve been given the stepping stones to....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 273,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  15. #11 Best Public High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Mt. Carmel High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Poway Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    407 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The student body is generally nice and I have not encountered very many issues with fighting or bullying, although those issues still exist. I have yet to encounter a teacher that is flat-out mean,....

    Read 407 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,857,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  16. #10 Best Private High Schools in San Diego Area.

    Academy of Our Lady of Peace

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    9-12,

    290 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is an appealing and well constructed highschool. The campus is gorgeous and it does truly hold a lot of opportunities for the students. For example, their are many....

    Read 290 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 750,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  17. #11 Best Private High Schools in San Diego Area.

    High Bluff Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RANCHO SANTA FE, CA,

    9-12,

    15 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says I am so lucky to work at High Bluff Academy as a math and drama teacher, as well as the co-coordinator for social events. HBA is unlike any other school in that it is full of teachers who LOVE what....

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 42,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 3 to 1,

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