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2022 Best Schools in Carmel Valley

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  1. #8 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Bishop's School

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    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved my experience at Bishop’s. In terms of academics, I know that I was challenged every single day and taught to think critically. I feel more than prepared for my new college work.....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  2. #27 Best Private High Schools in California.

    La Jolla Country Day School

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    Private School,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says LJCDS is an amazing school! I highly recommend it for any families who are looking for a wonderful community, nurturing environment for your child, and top notch faculty and staff. My daughter loves...During COVID, LJCDS handled the pandemic with such care- leading with science- and doing the best they could to provide safe in person learning for all students. I feel grateful to have found a....

    Read 150 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,125,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  3. #31 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Francis Parker School

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    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says As someone who has taught in different and good school environments in the past (public and charter), I can genuinely say that Parker is the best school that I have worked at. The community is....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,185,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  4. #2 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Canyon Crest Academy

    San Dieguito Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says CCA has--on the whole--been a positive learning environment over the past four years. Most of my teachers have genuinely cared about my success, and despite the administration's active effort to...With that said, the administration throughout the pandemic has been lackluster. In fairness, most of this falls on the bureaucracy of the district, but the constant misinformation and restrictions on....

    Read 602 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,533,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  5. #9 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Torrey Pines High School

    San Dieguito Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Torrey Pine High School is all about participating in school spirit! Everyone gathers together at all of the games and fills the chaos section with so much energy. It is a very sports-minded school,....

    Read 468 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,479,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  6. #73 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Cambridge School

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    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says The Cambridge School is a great school. There are not many kids, which leads to deep relationships between teachers and students. All of the teachers are amazing and extremely knowledgeable in their....

    Read 39 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 381,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  7. #80 Best Private High Schools in California.

    San Diego Jewish Academy

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We moved here from New York about 4 years ago. My children started in the preschool of SDJA and have been there ever since! Currently, our children are in the lower school and are excelling in all....

    Read 29 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 494,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  8. #91 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Grauer School

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    Private School,

    ENCINITAS, CA,

    7-12,

    51 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter graduated from The Grauer School and my son is currently a senior. This school has been amazing, and I feel so fortunate that both have been able to attend. The small class sizes help shy....

    Read 51 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 160,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  9. #93 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Cathedral Catholic High School

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    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I owe so much to this school, especially now with their efforts to give all the students the resources to continue school safely, while still keeping our mental and physical health as top priority.....

    Read 256 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,630,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  10. #115 Best Private High Schools in California.

    St. Augustine High School

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I have been at Saint Augustine High School for 4 years. My experience at Saints has been very good. We have a lot of fun in the "pit" and I have participated in a lot of on campus events. Freshman....

    Read 173 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 736,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  11. #76 Best Public High Schools in California.

    San Dieguito High Academy

    San Dieguito Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I really appreciate the accepting community that allowed me to become comfortable with the person I am. I also was able to develop a creative side through fashion, art and music which SDA promotes....

    Read 478 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,959,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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  12. #119 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Santa Fe Christian Schools

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    Private School,

    SOLANA BEACH, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I really like SFC. Coming from a family that puts our trust and faith in God, it is really amazing to be surrounded by Christians on campus. The people that I surround myself with are God-fearing,....

    Read 83 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,019,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  13. #138 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Academy of Our Lady of Peace

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says When I got accepted into this school, my stubborn incoming freshman mind kept thinking that no one wanted friends with me. The truth was that, I was right. I did not find a friend but instead, I....

    Read 258 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 750,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  14. #16 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Pacific Trails Middle School

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    San Dieguito Union High School District, CA,

    7-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 804,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  15. #17 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Carmel Valley Middle School

    San Dieguito Union High School District, CA,

    7-8,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says CVMS was such a fun experience overall. However, the school was mainly white and asian, and the science curriculum was boring. There were fights and scandals, but it was occasional. One thing I want....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,062,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

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  16. #157 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Torah High Schools of San Diego

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    9-12,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Small class size and dedicated caring teachers lead to indicate attention for every student. Excellent academics and college prep, with multiple ap courses in every subject. Students are very....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 32,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 3 to 1,

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  17. #65 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Solana Highlands Elementary School

    Solana Beach Elementary School District, CA,

    K-3,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Excellent teachers and the principal is caring and a wonderful example for the children. Great programs such as running club, gold medal reading, character counts and STREAM. Strong sense of....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 305,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  18. #33 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Earl Warren Middle School

    San Dieguito Union High School District, CA,

    7-8,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Great school - EXCEPT - if your child gets Schaller as a science teacher, expect that they will learn nothing. This teacher should retire or not be working with children. Absolutely awful teacher.....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 610,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

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  19. #86 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Carmel Creek Elementary School

    Solana Beach Elementary School District, CA,

    K-3,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Carmel Creek Elementary focuses on Kindergarten to Grade 3, with a lower than average student-to-teacher ratio compared with most other schools. They provide excellent education and extracurricular....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 377,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  20. #177 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Pacific Academy

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    Private School,

    ENCINITAS, CA,

    K-12,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Pacific Academy Encinitas is a great place for students to receive individualized instruction in a small class room setting. The smaller sizes mean students get instant access to teachers and one on....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 116,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  21. #119 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Carmel Del Mar Elementary School

    Del Mar Union Elementary School District, CA,

    K-6,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 565,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  22. #182 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Futures Academy - San Diego

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    6-12,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Futures Academy (formerly Halstrom) has been terrific for our son. He finished 8th grade there and has started ninth grade. The one-on-one teaching is a great model and he learns well in that....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 28,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 1 to 1,

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  23. #152 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Ocean Air

    Del Mar Union Elementary School District, CA,

    K-6,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I am an old student from last year ocean air was a great school I loved the way the parents and teachers worked together it was amazing I really liked it.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 613,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  24. #157 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Solana Ranch Elementary School

    Solana Beach Elementary School District, CA,

    K-6,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 589,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  25. #194 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Children's Creative & Performing Arts Academy of San Diego

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    23 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 241,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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