January 23, 2016

Choosing a Home in North County San Diego’s Best School Districts

North County San Diego’s Best School Districts – Find the Best Schools.

When deciding where to purchase a home, there are a lot of factors to consider. If you have children or plan to while living in your new home, it is important to consider what school district you will be living in. Quality education is so important and we all want the best for our children but not all schools are created equal. It is important to research which districts have the best schools available with the highest test scores, graduation rates, and most diverse programs.

A great resource is greatschools.org, you can view school districts on a map which can help you narrow down the specific area you want to live. In North San Diego County, we are fortunate to have many high quality schools available. Some of the best school districts in North County San Diego are also near or in the most desirable zip codes and neighborhoods to live.  Bonsall Unified Elementary, Cardiff Elementary, Carlsbad Unified, Del Mar Union Elementary, Encinitas Union School District, Poway Unified, Rancho Santa Fe Elementary, San Dieguito Union High, San Marcos Unified, and Solana Beach Elementary are among some of the top school districts in the area and they also have some incredible neighborhoods and beautiful homes within each of the districts.

Another resource to learn about how each district is rated and performing is the California Department of Education website. Within these high ranking school districts are many beautiful neighborhoods and homes that are perfect for your family. Your child can have the best education available and your family can live in a home close to many parks, Pacific Ocean beaches, shopping centers, hiking trails, world class golf courses and other exciting events within the North County area. It can be overwhelming to navigate finding the perfect home, in the right neighborhood within your desired school district, which is why it is very important to work with an experienced Realtor. A knowledgeable Realtor can help pinpoint the perfect area for you and help you find a home in a great school district.

Below is a list of the North County Public School districts along with their rankings from 1 through 10 and links to more information on the district at greatschools.org. These rankings are overall for each district. You may find individual schools in each district that have higher or lower scores.

 School District Rating*
Bonsall Union Elementary 9
Cardiff Elementary 9
Carlsbad Unified 9
Del Mar Union Elementary 10
Encinitas Union School District  9
Escondido Union 6
Escondido High School 7
Fallbrook Union Elementary 6
Fallbrook Union High 7
Oceanside Unified 6
Poway Unified 7
Ramona City Unified 7
Rancho Santa Fe Elementary 10
San Dieguito Union High 10
San Marcos Unified 8
San Pasqual Union Elementary 9
Solana Beach Elementary School District 10
Valley Center Pauma Unified 5
Vista Unified 5
 * Ratings as of June, 2017

Many school districts overlap into neighboring communities in North County San Diego. It is possible that students could attend elementary schools in one district and high schools in another.  When you are looking for a home you should always confirm with the school district what schools your students will be able to attend.



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