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San Dieguito High Academy is a public school in Encinitas, California. It has 1,594 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 229 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.2 from 229 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: SDA started out as not a sport school at all but bit by bit sports have been added.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: Mt daughters guidance counselor is phenomenal. with her help and recommendation, My daughter has gotten into every college to which she applied.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: For the most part the teachers are committed and skilled but there are a few teachers who are doing a terrible job.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Amazing accepting arty school with great academics and many fabulous teachers.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are a variety of clubs available and anyone can start their own.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Oak Crest Middle School 1 mi. 884
4.33 Diegueño Middle School 2 mi. 813
4.33 La Costa Canyon High School 4 mi. 2,364
4.00 Aviara Oaks Middle School 5 mi. 1,007
4.00 La Costa Meadows Elementary School 5 mi. 890

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


Grade 9 29.0%
Grade 10 27.1%
Grade 11 22.8%
Grade 12 21.1%

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 18 responses

  • 94% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 22% The kind students and teachers and fun academics
  • 20% The people- students and teachers
  • 20% The ability to be yourself
  • 20% The creative enviornment
  • 18% The unique programs that enhance your education

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 55% It's a bit old, but still a great school
  • 27% They're remodeling right now though
  • 9% There is a lack of athletic support from students
  • 9% The neighborhood
  • 0% The long walk to the 30s buildings

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 92% The uniqueness and acceptance of the student body
  • 8% Different people from all walks of life

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 69% Unique
  • 15% Accepting
  • 15% Fun

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Everyone is super laidback, so be yourself
  • 25% Bullying of any kind is forbidden
  • 8% You do you, and let others do them

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 10 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% 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.