San Marcos Unified School District

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San Marcos Unified School District is a public school district in northern San Diego County, California.

The San Marcos Unified School District is one of the largest school districts in San Diego County and includes 19 schools with diverse educational programs for kindergarten through adult education students. SMUSD has 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 charter high school,1 independent study high school and 1 continuation school. SMUSD serves more than 17,851 students[citation needed] in San Marcos, as well as sections of Vista, Escondido, Carlsbad, and some unincorporated areas of the County.

Enrollment[edit]

Recent Academic Accomplishments[edit]

  • African American students, with a district average API score of 824, have the highest API score for their ethnicity in San Diego County and the 6th highest in Southern California out of all K-12 school districts.[citation needed]
  • Filipino students, with a district average API score of 917, also have the highest API score in Southern California for their ethnicity out of all K-12 districts.[citation needed]
  • Caucasian students of the San Marcos Unified School District, with an API of 898, have the highest API score in San Diego County and the 5th highest API score in Southern California out of all K-12 districts.[citation needed]

Comparison to Notable School Districts[citation needed]

Ethnicity San Marcos Poway Carlsbad Irvine Temecula
Asian 961 947 957 962 906
Filipino 947 881 910 920 889
Caucasian 919 891 895 907 877
Black 843 797 793 809 796
Hispanic 803 805 774 822 826

Also, the San Marcos Unified School District's overall API score increased by 26 points, from 810 to 836, the largest increase of any school district in San Diego County.[citation needed]

Distinguished Schools[edit]

Of the 16 SMUSD schools eligible for the California Distinguished school award, 14 have received the award.

Academic Achievement Awards[edit]

Honors Title I schools have demonstrated success in significantly closing the achievement gap between high and low-performing students.

Blue Ribbon[edit]

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools that are either high performing or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.

2010-2011 Demographics[edit]

  • Hispanic: 46.1% (-0.8%)
  • White: 40.8% (+0.6%)
  • Asian: 5.0% (+0.3%)
  • Black: 3.0% (-0.2%)
  • Filipino:2.9% (-0.3%)

Schools[edit]

High Schools[edit]

Middle Schools[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Alvin Dunn
  • Carrillo
  • Discovery
  • Joli Ann
  • Knob Hill
  • La Costa Meadows
  • Paloma
  • Richland
  • San Elijo
  • San Marcos
  • Twin Oaks

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