San Diego International Studies


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Diego Unified
Type Public
 Phone (619)525-7464
 Location 1405 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Charter School No

San Diego International Studies has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its average test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 302nd in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The San Diego International Studies student body is predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific4.8%40
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%3
Two or more races4.9%41

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 33.8%

34.9% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, San Diego International Studies students are largely upper-middle income and rank 430th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
6 out of 10

Students at San Diego International Studies scored an average 50% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is somewhat above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 33.5% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls30% to 34%*60% to 64%*
Boys40% to 44%*55% to 59%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Black21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
Hispanic20% to 24%*50% to 54%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White50% to 54%*70% to 79%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for San Diego International Studies students in 2016 was 1115.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
9 out of 10

269 out of 392 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (69%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 6% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
5 out of 10

San Diego International Studies offers 3 AP courses. 22 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 55% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. San Diego International Studies had 70 taking AP exams with a 48 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 58% percentile and slightly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 69% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 22% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 1%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 2%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Courses Offered 3

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1%8
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students1%8

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.9%15


San Diego International Studies
1405 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA

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