Poway Unified


The Poway Unified School District is a high-performing district in California, with 39 schools serving students from elementary through high school. The district is home to several standout schools, including Del Norte High School, Westview High School, and Mesa Verde Middle School, which are ranked among the top schools in the state. The district's elementary schools, such as Deer Canyon Elementary and Park Village Elementary, also demonstrate exceptional performance.

Overall, the Poway Unified School District boasts high graduation rates, with most high schools achieving over 93% four-year graduation rates. However, there is some variation in performance, with a few schools, like Abraxas Continuation High, experiencing higher chronic absenteeism rates. The district's test scores also outperform the state average, with several schools achieving over 80% proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The data suggests a correlation between socioeconomic status and academic performance, with schools serving higher percentages of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch tending to have lower test scores and graduation rates.

Despite the overall excellence of the Poway Unified School District, the data reveals the need for targeted support and interventions to ensure equitable outcomes for all students. The district's diverse range of school types, from traditional high schools to a middle college high school, also highlights the unique challenges and needs of different student populations. By understanding the strengths and areas for improvement within the district, parents and educators can work together to provide the best possible educational experience for all students in the Poway Unified School District.

District Detail

 15250 Avenue of Science
San Diego, CA 92128-3406

 (858) 521-2800

SchoolDigger Rank:
86th of 1563 California districts

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Grades served: K-12
Students: 34,663

Primary Schools: 26
Middle Schools: 6
High Schools: 7
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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