San Diego Unified School District, California

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San Diego Unified School District
San Diego, California
San Diego Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Cindy Marten
Graduation rate:86.9 percent[1]
Number of schools:226
Budget: $1.1 billion
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Kevin Beiser
Board members:5
Term length:4
San Diego Unified School District is a school district in California that served 130,270 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the second-largest school district by enrollment in California.

About the district

San Diego Unified School District is located in San Diego County, California
San Diego Unified School District is located in San Diego County, California. San Diego is home to 1,338,348 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


San Diego outperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 41.4 percent of San Diego residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for San Diego was $63,990 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Diego was 15.4 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race San Diego (%) California (%)
White 58.9 57.6
Black or African American 6.7 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.0
Asian 15.9 13.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5 0.4
Two or more race 5.1 0.9
Hispanic or Latino 28.8 37.6

2013 Party Affiliation, San Diego County[3]
Party Registered Voters
Unaffiliated 841,559
Democratic 542,985
Republican 518,992
Other 316,634
Libertarian 12,113
Green 7,682
American Independent 5,642
Peace and Freedom 4,134
Americans Elect 126
Total 2,249,867

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]


Cindy Marten is the superintendent of San Diego Unified School District as of June 3, 2014. Marten has served in this position since his appointment in March 2013. Marten earned her bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and her master's degree from University of California-San Diego. Marten worked for 10 years at Central Elementary as a teacher, instructional leader and principal. She began her career as a literacy specialist in Poway Unified School District.[6]

School board

The San Diego Unified Board of Education consists of five members serving four-year terms.[7]

San Diego Unified Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
John Lee Evans A 2016
Kevin Beiser B 2014
Scott Barnett C 2014
Richard Barrera D 2016
Marne Foster E 2016

School board elections

See also: San Diego Unified School District elections (2014)

Members of the San Diego Unified Board of Education are elected by district to four-year terms. The primary election for two seats was held on June 3, 2014, and the general election for those seats was held on November 4, 2014.[8] Three seats will be up for election in 2016.


The table below displays the budget for San Diego Unified School District:[9][10]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $1,046,782,648 58.1% $71,845,237 4% $300,778,707 16.7% $0 0% $382,058,318 21.2% $1,801,464,910
2012-2013 $827,893,489 76.9% $128,803,174 12% $93,303,058 8.7% $3,470,906 0.3% $23,231,711 2.2% $1,076,702,338
Averages: $937,338,068.5 65% $100,324,205.5 7% $197,040,882.5 14% $1,735,453 0% $202,645,014.5 14% $1,439,083,624

Teacher salaries

San Diego Unified School District employed 7,060 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.[1] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the California Teachers Association (CTA) for 2013-2014:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 39,982 63,187
B.A. + 36 or MA 42,422 67,896
B.A. + 60 or B.A. + 54 w/MA 44,863 72,696
B.A. + 72 w/MA 47,302 77,588
B.A. + 90 w/MA 49,743 82,577

Schools in San Diego Unified School District


San Diego Unified School District served 130,270 students during the 2012-2013 school year. San Diego Unified School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

San Diego Unified School District operates 226 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

San Diego Unified School District
School Name
Adams Elementary
Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle
Alcott Elementary
America's Finest Charter
Angier Elementary
Arroyo Paseo Charter High
Audeo Charter
Audubon K-8
Baker Elementary
Balboa Elementary
Barnard Elementary
Bay Park Elementary
Bayview Terrace Elementary
Bell Middle
Benchley/Weinberger Elementary
Bethune K-8
Bird Rock Elementary
Birney Elementary
Boone Elementary
Cabrillo Elementary
Cadman Elementary
Carson Elementary
Carver Elementary
Central Elementary
Challenger Middle
Charter School of San Diego
Chavez Elementary
Cherokee Point Elementary
Chesterton Elementary
Chollas/Mead Elementary
City Heights Preparatory Charter
Clairemont High
Clark Middle
Clay Elementary
Coleman Tech Charter High
Correia Middle
Crawford High
Creative, Performing, and Media Arts
Crown Point Elementary
Cubberley Elementary
Curie Elementary
Dailard Elementary
Darnall Charter
De Portola Middle
Dewey Elementary
Dingeman Elementary
Doyle Elementary
Emerson/Bandini Elementary
Edison Elementary
Einstein Academy
Encanto Elementary
Ericson Elementary
Euclid Elementary
Evangeline Roberts Institute of Learning
Explorer Elementary
Farb Middle
Fay Elementary
Field Elementary
Fletcher Elementary
Florence Elementary
Foster Elementary
Franklin Elementary
Freese Elementary
Fulton K-8
Gage Elementary
Garfield Elementary
Garfield High
Golden Hill K-8
Gompers Preparatory Academy
Grant K-8
Green Elementary
Hage Elementary
Hamilton Elementary
Hancock Elementary
Hardy Elementary
Harriet Tubman Village Charter
Hawthorne Elementary
Health Sciences High
Hurst Elementary
Henry High
Hickman Elementary
High Tech High
High Tech High International
High Tech High Media Arts
High Tech Middle
High Tech Middle Media Arts
Holly Drive Leadership Academy
Holmes Elementary
Home & Hosp/Transition Support
Hoover High
Horton Elementary
Ibarra Elementary
Iftin Charter
Iftin University Prep High
iHigh Virtual Academy
Innovation Middle
Innovations Academy
Jefferson Elementary
Jerabek Elementary
John Muir
Johnson Elementary
Jones Elementary
Joyner Elementary
Juarez Elementary
Kearny Construction Tech
Kearny Digital Media & Design
Kearny International Business
Kearny SCT
Keiller Leadership Academy
Kimbrough Elementary
King-Chavez Academy of Excellence
King-Chavez Arts Academy
King-Chavez Athletics Academy
King-Chavez Community High
King-Chavez Preparatory Academy
King-Chavez Primary Academy
KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy
Knox Middle
Kumeyaay Elementary
La Jolla Elementary
La Jolla High
Lafayette Elementary
Language Academy
Learning Choice Academy
Lee Elementary
Lewis Middle
Lincoln High
Linda Vista Elementary
Lindbergh/Schweitzer Elementary
Logan K-8
Loma Portal Elementary
Longfellow K-8
Madison High
Magnolia Science Academy San Diego
Mann Middle
Marshall Elementary
Marshall Middle
Marston Middle
Marvin Elementary
Mason Elementary
McGill School of Success
McKinley Elementary
Memorial Scholars & Athletes
Millennial Tech Middle
Miller Elementary
Mira Mesa High
Miramar Ranch Elementary
Mission Bay High
Montgomery Middle
Morse High
Mt. Everest Academy
Muirlands Middle
Normal Heights Elementary
Nubia Leadership Academy
Nye Elementary
Oak Park Elementary
Ocean Beach Elementary
Old Town Academy K-8 Charter
Pacific American Academy
Pacific Beach Elementary
Pacific Beach Middle
Paradise Hills Elementary
Penn Elementary
Perkins K-8
Perry Elementary
Pershing Middle
Point Loma High
Porter Elementary
Preuss School UCSD
Riley/New Dawn
Rodriguez Elementary
Rolando Park Elementary
Roosevelt International Middle
Rosa Parks Elementary
Ross Elementary
Rowan Elementary
San Diego Business
San Diego Cooperative Charter
San Diego Early/Middle College
San Diego Global Vision Academy
San Diego Global Vision Academy Middle
San Diego International Studies
San Diego LEADS
San Diego Metro Career and Tech
San Diego MVP Arts
San Diego Science and Technology
San Diego SCPA
Sandburg Elementary
Scripps Elementary
Scripps Ranch High
Sequoia Elementary
Serra High
Sessions Elementary
Sherman Elementary
Silver Gate Elementary
Spreckels Elementary
Standley Middle
Sunset View Elementary
Taft Middle
The O'Farrell Charter
Tierrasanta Elementary
Toler Elementary
Torrey Pines Elementary
Twain High
University City High
Urban Discovery Academy Charter
Valencia Park Elementary
Vista Grande Elementary
Walker Elementary
Wangenheim Middle
Washington Elementary
Webster Elementary
Wegeforth Elementary
Whitman Elementary
Whittier K-12
Wilson Middle
Zamorano Elementary

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades two through 11. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11 and history-social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency on STAR. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students.[13]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District (%) State average (%)
English-Language Arts 59 55
Mathematics 51 50
Science 63 59
History - Social Science 50 49

Contact information

San Diego Unified School District seal.jpg
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 725-8000

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Education Data Partnership, "San Diego Unified School District," accessed April 24, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "San Diego, California," accessed April 24, 2013
  3. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, "Report of Registration as of December 31, 2013 - Registration by County," accessed April 24, 2014
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  6. San Diego Unified School District, "Superintendent Cindy Marten," accessed April 24, 2014
  7. San Diego Unified School District, "Board of Education," accessed April 22, 2014
  8. San Diego County Elections Division, "June 3, 2014 Candidate List," accessed April 24, 2014
  9. San Diego Unified School District, "2011-2012 Budget Book," accessed November 26, 2013
  10. Education Data Partnership, "District Reports: Financial Reports for District," accessed December 8, 2014
  11. San Diego Unified School District, "ANNUAL SALARY RATES 183-DAY CONTRACT YEAR," accessed April 24, 2014
  12. San Diego Unified School District, "School Directory," accessed April 24, 2014
  13. Education Data Partnership, "Student Performance - 2012-2013 San Diego Unified School District," accessed April 21, 2014