San Dieguito High Academy in Encinitas, CA - Niche

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San Dieguito High Academy is a public school in Encinitas, California. It has 1,612 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 83% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 345 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

800 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-1121

Ratings and Reviews
4.2 from 345 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There's a lot of stuff going on, and you can find something.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: SDA is very unique and gives students a different experience than most high schools. It's unfortunate that this is the best school offered, because that means everything else is even worse.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: There are teachers who would be willing to put in effort and care about the students, but they system keeps them from being able to.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: school sports are pretty competitive and very fun to be in.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: sport events are really fun, making new friends, and i would choose this school again because everyone here is friebndly and you are in a very good environment.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 La Costa Canyon High School 4 mi. 2,073
4.33 Canyon Crest Academy 7 mi. 1,869
4.33 Westview High School 9 mi. 2,297
4.33 Del Norte High School 9 mi. 1,779
2.00 Charter School of San Diego 11 mi. 2,072

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

San Dieguito High Academy United States Canyon Crest Academy Charter School of San Diego Del Norte High School La Costa Canyon High School Westview High School
White 71.0% 51.0% 69.0% 21.0% 50.0% 77.0% 48.0%
Hispanic 20.0% 25.0% 6.0% 59.0% 9.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 20.0% 5.0% 32.0% 5.0% 34.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 11.0% 2.0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0%


Grade 9 26.7%
Grade 10 25.3%
Grade 11 22.1%
Grade 12 25.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 58 responses

  • 95% Yes
  • 5% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 20% The creative enviornment
  • 19% The ability to be yourself
  • 18% The kind students and teachers and fun academics
  • 15% The people- students and teachers
  • 14% The unique programs that enhance your education
  • 6% The students care about each other
  • 5% The staff, teachers, and campus.
  • 3% Variety of clubs and programs availability

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 27% It's a bit old, but still a great school
  • 25% They're remodeling right now though
  • 13% The long walk to the 30s buildings
  • 12% There is a lack of athletic support from students
  • 7% The wieght training teacher (2014-15)
  • 6% Currently remodeling
  • 4% The neighborhood
  • 4% The whores and assholes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 44 responses

  • 75% The uniqueness and acceptance of the student body
  • 18% No football team and the choice and WANT to attend
  • 7% Different people from all walks of life

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 46% Unique
  • 24% Accepting
  • 20% Whatever you make it
  • 9% Fun
  • 2% Homey Vibes

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 50% Everyone is super laidback, so be yourself
  • 25% Accepting culture, just smile and be happy!
  • 11% You do you, and let others do them
  • 8% Bullying of any kind is forbidden
  • 6% Everyone is accepting, be yourself.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 43% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.