San Dieguito High Academy

362 reviews
  1. San Dieguito Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
800 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Telephone
(760) 753-1121
Website

San Dieguito High Academy Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1220
296 responses
Average ACT
28
133 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
AP Enrollment
39%
AP Exam Pass Rate
80%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    8%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    57%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    33%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    2%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 189 responses
  • Exhibition day
    22%
  • Hour Lunch
    16%
  • Flag football tournament
    13%
  • Late Start
    12%
  • Homeroom olympics
    9%
  • Community Day
    9%
  • Minimum Day
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,612
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
51%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,743
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,683/ year
National
$11,890
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses

Reviews

362 reviews
  • Excellent
    138
  • Very Good
    170
  • Average
    50
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1
I am a big advocate for sending any child possible to San Diegutio Academy. I had one of the best educational experiences here and I wish I could go back. The teachers are so unique and work hard to ensure their students succeed and get the most out of their education. The atmosphere and social side of this school is unlike any other. With over 100 clubs there is a place for anyone at this school! One can truly find their place, friends and gain a valuable education from this institution.
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
In my first two years at SDA, the food was just cafeteria food. Nothing wrong with it except the fact that it may have not been the healthiest. But now, our school has created a class, in which I am apart of, that teaches students about managing a business. Through this class, we have created an alternate cafe in our cafeteria named "The Mosaic". The Mosaic serves 3 special types of student made paninis and salad grown from a student made garden on our campus. Our food variety as grown immensely and is actually delicious and fresh! The students love the paninis, as we sell out every lunch. The food here is actually worth your money!
  • High School Senior
  • Mar 30 2013
The administration is absolutely incredible. It is filled with with a great staff that is incredibly enthusiastic and willing to help all students. The administration is very approachable and really wants to improve each individual high school experience.

The counselors are all wonderful people looking out in the best interest of the students. They manage different programs to help with a variety of topics from college applications or peer guidance counseling.

The Principal is without a doubt the fearless leader of the school. His interest in the school couldn't be further expressed than his attempt to learn the names of every single student. He supports all of the different groups on campus from athletics, to drama, to the robotics team.

Unfortunately there are one or two members of the administration that hold back the administration as a whole from being the best.
  • High School Senior
  • Dec 16 2014