Located 35 miles northeast of metropolitan San Diego, Poway High School serves a quickly growing and changing area. When the school was built 50 years ago, it faced fields and groves. Now luxury homes surround us, and our neighborhood includes custom homes, a mobile home park, tract homes, apartments, a country club, and some backyards that still corral horses. Poway High School aims to prepare students for life after graduation.
We are proud of our strong academic record. Our 2013 API score of 868 reflects our commitment to academic excellence. While we are heavily oriented towards college and future success with 22 AP courses and six honors courses offered, we give students myriad ways to find interest-based links to school. Our varied course offerings include computer animation, architectural design, digital media, floral design, and agriculture.
We take pride in the breadth and depth of our extra-curricular and co-curricular programs. We have a phenomenal visual and performing arts program, including a marching band that achieves top ratings against other schools in the state, a choir that has performed to rave reviews in national competitions, and a photography program that helped students to earn top honors, including Best of Show at a recent county fair. Our digital media classes have fostered multiple winners at San Diego's Best Fest for video and film, and our automotive technology and engineering students have received top honors in Chrysler's Build Your Own Dream Car competition as well as other state and national level contests.