Why Us

97% Graduation Rate

UCSD's rigorous curriculum helps to contribute to a regularly high graduation rate.

Higher Education

71% of UCSD Graduates attend higher education including 4-year and 2-year colleges as well as trade schools.

Co-Curricular Activities

80% of all students participate in co-curricular activities including academic and sports offerings.

Educational Experience

Teachers average 10 years of experience and teach a curriculum that reflects best practices in education and motivates students.

Student of the Week

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Tai is thoughtful, artistic, and hardworking. She sets goals for herself and works hard to achieve them. Tai is a helpful and responsible classmate who comes prepared to learn and participate. ~Ms. Worthy, 5/6 Teacher

- May 15 - 19, 2023

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Deserette is an achiever and has a growth mindset. She consistently shows effective time-management and organizational skills. She actively participates in my class and demonstrates leadership in a wide range of learning activities. ~Ms. Forfieda, Science Teacher

- May 8 - 12, 2023

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Rafael is exceeding expectations and has turned out to be another academic leader in the freshman class. He works hard and is willing to ask for help and puts in the extra time when needed. ~Mr. Russell, Algebra & Health Teacher

- May 1 - 5, 2023

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Hawaii sets an excellent example for her classmates with her positive attitude, persistence, and genuine curiosity.  In the math classroom, Hawaii enjoys being challenged and is eager to learn and grow to her full potential. ~Ms. Jarvis, Math Teacher

- April 24 - 28, 2023

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Fergina brings fun, positivity, and a true love for animals to the classroom. She is responsible with her time and a great independent worker. Fergina is a creative hard worker and I look forward to seeing what great things she is capable of. ~Ms. Worthy, 5/6 Teacher

- March 20 - 24, 2023

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Jesus is an extremely hard-working mathematician who thrives on high expectations.  He enjoys a good challenge and has the creativity to work out solutions in new and different ways.  ~ Ms. Jarvis, Math Teacher

- March 6 - 10, 2023

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Jesus is the student every teacher wants to have in their class. He works diligently, he asks thoughtful questions, and he is a cheerful presence in the classroom. Jesus is a hard-working student who demonstrates leadership and intelligence. ~Ms. Nininger, History Teacher

- February 27 - March 3, 2023

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Tuan is very organized and always has a plan. He is excellent at communicating with his peers as well as school staff members. He has been instrumental in planning the prom for this year. Our school is very fortunate to have leaders such as Tuan in our district. ~Ms. Harrington, School Counselor

- February 20 - 24, 2023

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Angela is consistently positive, even in the face of adversity and difficulty. She works hard, gives all tasks her best effort, and helps others whenever she is able. Angela never gives up and is always compassionate and kind. ~Ms. Eustace, 5/6 Teacher

- February 13 - 17, 2023

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Ayeesha is a stand-out student and has worked extremely hard to achieve! In math class, Ayeesha sets an extremely high standard for herself and her classmates.  She pays close attention, asks thoughtful questions, and works well with her classmates.  ~ Ms. Jarvis, Math Teacher

- February 6 - 10, 2023

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Ethan has been doing great work in creative writing class. He has a positive attitude and he is a very intuitive writer. Ethan has unique insight and has given great feedback to other members of the class. ~Ms. Crosby, English Teacher

- January 30 - February 3, 2023

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Patrick has really started off the new semester with a bang with excellent attendance and scoring high marks on assignments, projects, and quizzes.  He is always willing to engage in learning, and he brings his curious sense of humor and inquiry to every task. ~Mr. Carroll, Resource Teacher

- January 23 - 27, 2023

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Grace is hard-working, conscientious, and resilient. She challenges herself and takes pride in her work. She is always willing to put in whatever effort necessary to make sure she does everything to the best of her ability. ~Ms. Eustace, Geography Teacher

- December 12 - 16, 2022

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Francheska has shown throughout the year to be an extremely diligent student, regularly participating in class discussions and often coming to me to seek assistance when she needs help on her Geography assignments. ~Mr. Wolford, Social Studies Teacher

- November 28 - December 2, 2022

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Destiny is dedicated and focused on figuring out any new concepts shown to her. She is an example to her classmates with her ability to advocate for herself and ask for help when she needs it. She has a positive attitude and never gives up. ~Ms. Osmun, Math Teacher

- November 14 - 18, 2022

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Eli's work ethic, study habits, and attention to detail set him apart in the math classroom; he wants to do well and works hard to do it.  He is a leader in and out of the classroom and sets a positive example for his peers with his positive approach to any task. ~Ms. Jarvis, Math Teacher

- November 7 - 11, 2022

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Chase is such a great student and helper. He is always ready for class, willing to participate, and has a positive mindset. ~Ms. Peter, 5/6 Teacher

- October 24 - 28, 2022

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Angel is a student who is always striving to improve. He seeks feedback, revises his work, and asks questions, always working to do his best. He's not intimidated by challenges and uses setbacks to motivate him to do better. He's a role model for all of us in this way. ~ Mr. Smith, English Teacher

- October 17 - 21, 2022

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Oliver is a studious and helpful student in class, as well as an active participant in all our Spanish activities.  Even more importantly, Oliver is unfailingly polite and kind - a positive role model for his peers and valuable addition to the classroom culture. ~Ms. Vowell, Spanish Teacher

- October 10 - 14, 2022

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Isabella is always prepared to learn new concepts and works diligently to complete her assigned tasks. Isabella always treats others with respect, understanding and kindness and she has been a joy to work with. ~Mr. Gregory, Science Teacher

- October 3 - 7, 2022

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Cindy has become increasingly more focused on her grades and her attendance, and has been so diligent about completing the work she starts. Cindy is a cheerful, determined, and persistent student, and a kind and helpful classmate. Work, girl! ~Ms. Eustace , 5/6 Teacher

- September 26 - 30, 2022

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Ylah exhibits a positive outlook and attitude in the classroom. She is a very responsible and hard-working student as she consistently shows enthusiasm to accomplish each task on time. ~ Ms. Forfieda, Science Teacher

- September 19 - 23, 2022

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Elyssameri is a great student to have in my class.  She always has a smile to share with her classmates.  She is thoughtful in her answers and works hard in class.  I am so thankful to have her as a student. ~Ms. Nininger, Social Studies Teacher

- September 12 - 16, 2022