A Parent's Guide to San Diego Schools
Voice of San Diego is pleased to publish the 2021 edition of A Parent’s Guide to San Diego Schools. The guide was created to provide a tool for families to use when making decisions about a child’s education.
The guide provides an overview of every public school’s performance in easy-to-read charts, and it’s full of stories that explain education jargon, online learning, independent study options as well as charter and private schools.
Voice of San Diego has distributed 50,000 copies of the guide throughout the county. Check your local library to obtain a hard copy.
Copies are available through our community partners. Click here to find a location near you.
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Stories From the Guide
The pandemic forced teachers and students to get better at teaching and learning online. Now that remote learning has been involuntarily driven into the bedrock of educational practice, it appears here to stay.
Schools across San Diego will be reopening their campuses in person. But a lot of students never went back last spring, and many of them will have more options than ever.
The pandemic gave students and parents a taste of how more flexible, home-based schooling works, and some may not be fully ready to give it up.
Some charter schools are still planning to offer virtual options to students into the next year even as others take the opposite route.
Some private schools adapted rapidly to COVID-19-related restrictions and rules, and saw an uptick in demand in the 2020-2021 school year.
For this year’s guide, we created a metric that puts test scores in a new and revealing light.
San Diego 101: Choosing a School
Choosing the right school for your child can be daunting. Where do you start? What’s the difference between a charter school and a magnet school? What data should you consider? In this episode of our explainer series San Diego 101, we walk you through the basics of school choice and explain what information is available for you to consider.
Dig Through the Data
Search for a school, city or district. You can also sort all columns to help make sense of the data. Scroll to the right to see test scores, graduation rates, average teaching years and more.
Ask Us Anything
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Voice of San Diego is a member supported nonprofit news organization. We thank the corporate and community partners, foundations and members who make our work possible.
A special thanks to the following for their sponsorship of this guide: