San Diego School District Bonds and Taxes

PUBLISHED: 3/16/15

Homeowners throughout San Diego County pay hundreds of dollars in property taxes each year to finance the construction of new schools and the updating of old ones. That money goes primarily to pay off voter-approved bonds. The tax burden can vary widely, depending on such things as property values, number of property owners, amount of the bonds and the kind of deal a school district negotiated on its bonds. Use this map to see the tax rate per $100,000 you're paying in your school district as well as how much a family in a median-value home would have paid last fiscal year.

Related story: Ticking Time Bonds: Homeowners face varying tax bills throughout San Diego County

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Questions, tips or corrections? Email reporters Joe Yerardi and Leo Castaneda at joeyerardi@inewsource.org and leocastaneda@inewsource.org.

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How to use this map

This map is colored based on the combined (elementary plus high school or solely unified) tax rate per $100,000 of school districts.

  • Districts with a combined tax rate of zero to $43.79 per $100,000 are green.
  • Districts with a combined tax rate of $43.80 to $87.59 per $100,000 are yellow.
  • Districts with a combined tax rate of $87.60 to $131.39 per $100,000 are orange.
  • Districts with a combined tax rate of $131.40 to $175.19 per $100,000 are red.

Click on a school district for more information. Use the address search to zoom in on districts near a specific location.


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Sources: California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission, United States Census Bureau | Map and analysis by Joe Yerardi and Leo Castaneda | Based on a map template by Derek Eder