San Diego School Rankings

Best Schools in San Diego

What are the best schools in San Diego? This is a frequently asked question, and a valid concern. Schools in California are ranked in deciles from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best. So of course everyone wants to go to the 10 school in San Diego.

To save you a lot of time, here are the best school districts in San Diego County:
San Dieguito Union High School District which includes Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Torrey Pines and Carmel Valley, La Jolla School District, Poway Unified School District, Rancho Santa Fe School District, and Carlsbad Unified School District are all ranked 8 or above. North County cities like Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido are ranked 6 or 7. This is actually better than average, since the state average is 5
by definition.

You’ll notice that the better scores are usually found in the more expensive areas. Sometimes you may have to choose between a smaller house with a 10 school or a bigger house with a 7 school. There is no right or wrong answer, it just depends on what’s important to you at this stage of your life. Our kids went to school in Vista and in Carlsbad, and both schools were fine.

If you’d like to visit any school’s website, click here for links to each school.

Click here for a map of San Diego’s school districts.

The state publishes their school report annually, called the “Academic Performance Index Report”. The scores are listed under the column “Statewide Rank.”

Click Here To See The API Report