San Dieguito High Academy


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Dieguito Union High
Type Public
 Phone (760)753-1121
 Location 800 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Charter School No

San Dieguito High Academy has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 51st 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 Dieguito High Academy student body is mostly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific6.5%107
Native American Indian0.5%9
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%3
Two or more races0.9%14

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 4.5%

5.9% 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 Dieguito High Academy students are largely wealthy and rank 56th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
9 out of 10

Students at San Dieguito High Academy scored an average 68% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 9.2% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls60% to 64%*80% to 84%*
Boys50% to 54%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*80% or more*
Hispanic30% to 34%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White60% to 64%*80% to 84%*
With Disabilites11% to 19%*50% to 59%*
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 Dieguito High Academy students in 2016 was 1211.

College Admission Test Participation

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

390 out of 727 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (54%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 14% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

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

San Dieguito High Academy offers 22 AP courses. 38 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. San Dieguito High Academy had 498 taking AP exams with a 402 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 81% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 38% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 37%
AP Courses Offered 22

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

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 Students0.6%9


San Dieguito High Academy
800 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA

10 out of 10 1


San Dieguito Union High
Encinitas, CA