List of primary and secondary schools in San Diego

This is a list of primary and secondary schools in San Diego, California, organized by school district.

The San Diego Unified School District, also known as San Diego City Schools, is the school district that serves the majority of the city, it includes 113 elementary schools, 23 middle schools, 4 atypical schools, 10 alternative schools, 27 high schools and 25 charter schools. In the northern part of the city, Poway Unified School District and San Dieguito Union High School District are districts outside city limits, but serve several schools within city limits. In the southern part of the city, Sweetwater Union High School District serves multiple schools within city limits, although it is headquartered outside city limits.

High schoolsEdit


School Neighborhood Focus
Health Science High & Middle College(HSHMC) City Heights Medicine
Cortez Hill Academy Cortez Hill (Downtown) Liberal Arts
E3 Civic High School Downtown San Diego Biomedical health and digital media
Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High Charter School Point Loma Liberal Arts
High Tech High charter schools Point Loma Liberal Arts
Preuss School UCSD campus, La Jolla college preparatory

Private denominationalEdit

School Neighborhood Religion
The Bishop's School La Jolla Episcopal
Torah High Schools of San Diego University City Jewish
Cathedral Catholic Pacific Highlands Ranch Roman Catholic
Horizon Christian Academy Clairemont Christian
Lutheran High Oak Park Lutheran
St. Augustine North Park Roman Catholic
St. Gregory the Great Scripps Ranch Roman Catholic
University Heights Roman Catholic
Christian High School San Diego El Cajon Christian
Our Lady of Peace University Heights Roman Catholic
Santa Fe Christian Solana Beach Christian
Mater Dei High School Chula Vista Roman Catholic

Private nonsectarianEdit

School Neighborhood
Balboa City School Bankers' Hill
Excelsior Academy Del Cerro
Halstrom High School, San Diego West Mission Valley
The Grauer School Encinitas
Francis Parker School Linda Vista
La Jolla Country Day School University City
Pacific Ridge School Carlsbad

Poway UnifiedEdit

School Neighborhood
Abraxas High School Poway
Del Norte 4S Ranch
Mt. Carmel Rancho Peñasquitos
Poway Poway
Rancho Bernardo Rancho Bernardo
Westview Torrey Highlands

San Diego UnifiedEdit

School Neighborhood
Clairemont High West Clairemont
Will C. Crawford Educational Complex City Heights
Gompers Preparatory Academy Chollas View
Patrick Henry College Area
Herbert Hoover City Heights
Stephen Kearny Kearny Mesa
La Jolla High La Jolla
Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Park
James Madison East Clairemont
Mira Mesa High Mira Mesa
Mission Bay Pacific Beach
Samuel F. B. Morse Encanto
Point Loma Point Loma
San Diego Early/Middle College Downtown
San Diego High Downtown
School of Creative and Performing Arts Paradise Hills
Scripps Ranch Scripps Ranch
Junipero Serra Tierrasanta
University City High University City

San Dieguito UnionEdit

School Neighborhood
Canyon Crest Academy Carmel Valley
La Costa Canyon High School Carlsbad
San Dieguito Academy Encinitas
Sunset High School Encinitas
Torrey Pines Carmel Valley

Middle/Junior high schoolsEdit

Private nonsectarianEdit

School Neighborhood
The Grauer School Encinitas
The Child's Primary School San Diego

Poway UnifiedEdit

School Neighborhood
Bernardo Heights Rancho Bernardo
Black Mountain Rancho Peñasquitos
Mesa Verde Rancho Peñasquitos
Oak Valley Rancho Bernardo
Meadowbrook Poway
Twin Peaks Poway

San Diego UnifiedEdit

School Neighborhood
Bell Paradise Hills
Challenger Mira Mesa
Clark City Heights East
Correia Ocean Beach
Dana Point Loma
DePortola Tierrasanta
Keiller Leadership Academy Encanto
CPMA (Creative Performing Media Arts) East Clairemont
Lewis Allied Gardens
Magnolia Science Academy - San Diego San Carlos
Mann Middle School City Heights East
Marshall Scripps Ranch
Marston West Clairemont
Montgomery Otay Mesa
Muirlands La Jolla
O'Farrell Community School Encanto
Pacific Beach Middle Pacific Beach
Pershing San Carlos
Roosevelt Hillcrest
Standley University City
Taft Middle Serra Mesa
Wangenheim Mira Mesa
Wilson Middle School City Heights West

San Dieguito UnionEdit

School Neighborhood
Carmel Valley Middle Carmel Valley
Diegueno Middle School Encinitas
Earl Warren Middle School Solana Beach
Oak Crest Middle School Encinitas
Pacific Trails Middle School Carmel Valley

Elementary schoolsEdit

Private IndependentEdit

School Neighborhood Religion
Murphy Canyon Preschool San Diego, California none
The Child's Primary School San Diego, California Private, Independent
Del Mar Pines School San Diego, California none

Private ClassicalEdit

School Neighborhood Religion
The Cambridge School San Diego, California Christian, Classical

Private DenominationalEdit

School Neighborhood Religion
The Cambridge School (San Diego) San Diego, California Christian, Classical
Christian Unified of San Diego College Area Christian
Horizon Christian Academy Clairemont, San Diego, California Clairemont Christian
Islamic School of San Diego North Clairemont Islam
Ramona Lutheran School Ramona, San Diego, California Christian, Lutheran
Reformation Lutheran Church and School North Clairemont Christian, Lutheran (WELS)
St. Michael's School San Diego Catholic
St. Paul's Lutheran School Pacific Beach, San Diego, California Lutheran
St. Rita's School Valencia Park Catholic

Cardiff School DistrictEdit

School Neighborhood
Cardiff Elementary (Grades K-2) Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Ada Harris Elementary (Grades 3-6) Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Encinitas UnionEdit

School Neighborhood
Capri Leucadia
El Camino Creek Carlsbad
Flora Vista New Encinitas
La Costa Heights Carlsbad
Mission Estancia Carlsbad
Ocean Knoll Old Encinitas
Olivenhain Pioneer Olivenhain and Carlsbad
Paul Ecke Old Encinitas
Park Dale Lane New Encinitas

Poway UnifiedEdit

School Neighborhood
Adobe Bluffs Rancho Peñasquitos
Canyon View Rancho Peñasquitos
Chaparral Poway
Chesterton San Diego
Creekside Sabre Springs
Deer Canyon Rancho Peñasquitos
Del Sur San Diego
Garden Road Poway
Highland Ranch Carmel Mountain Ranch
Los Peñasquitos Rancho Peñasquitos
Midland Poway
Monterey Ridge Rancho Bernardo
Morning Creek Sabre Springs
Painted Rock Poway
Park Village Rancho Peñasquitos
Pomerado Poway
Rolling Hills Rancho Peñasquitos
Shoal Creek Carmel Mountain Ranch
Stone Ranch Rancho Bernardo
Sundance Rancho Peñasquitos
Sunset Hills Rancho Peñasquitos
Tierra Bonita Poway
Turtleback Rancho Bernardo
Valley Poway
Westwood Rancho Bernardo
Willow Grove San Diego

San Diego UnifiedEdit

School Neighborhood
Ellen Browning (E.B.) Scripps Scripps Ranch
Jerebek Scripps Ranch
Miramar Ranch Scripps Ranch
Dingeman Scripps Ranch
Innovations Academy Scripps Ranch
Lindbergh Scweitzer Clairemont
Sequoia Clairemont
Mt. Everest Academy Clairemont
Pacific Beach Elementary Pacific Beach
Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy Pacific Beach
Balboa Shelltown
Logan K-8 Logan Heights
Linda Vista Elementary Linda Vista
Sandburg Mira Mesa
Hage Mira Mesa
Tierrasanta Elementary Tierrasanta
Kumeyaay Tierrasanta
Vista Grande Tierrasanta
Miller Tierrasanta
Hancock Tierrasanta
Edison City Heights
Cherokee Point City Heights
Central Elementary City Heights
Joyner City Heights
Rosa Parks City Heights
Hamilton City Heights
John Adams Normal Heights
Alice Birney University Heights
Spreckels University City
McKinley North Park
Washington Downtown
John Paul Jones Serra Mesa
John G. Marvin Allied Gardens

Preschool through High SchoolEdit

Private denominationalEdit

School Neighborhood Religion
The Bishop's School La Jolla Episcopalian
Midway Baptist Schools Otay Mesa Baptist
Horizon Christian Academy Clairemont Christian
Little Lamb Land Christian Preschool South East Christian
San Diego Jewish Academy Carmel Valley Jewish
San Diego Academy Paradise Hills Christian

Private nonsectarianEdit

School Neighborhood
Leeway Sudbury School Normal Heights
Francis W. Parker (lower school) Mission Hills
Francis W. Parker (upper school) Linda Vista
La Jolla Country Day School La Jolla
Waldorf School of San Diego Oak Park
San Diego French American School (K-8) La Jolla
Day-McKellar Preparatory School La Mesa
Ocean View Hills School San Ysidro
Fusion Academy and Learning Center Solana Beach

Other schoolsEdit

  • Monarch School (San Diego), a preschool-through-12 school exclusively for children impacted by homelessness, run as a public-private partnership between The Monarch School Project and the San Diego County Office of Education
  • Art of Problem Solving Online School (San Diego), offers math and computer science courses online at the middle school and high school level. This school offers courses directly to students and their families as well as through arrangements with other schools.

See alsoEdit