Downtown San Diego is the city center of San Diego, California, the eighth largest city in the United States. In 2010, the Centre City area itself had a population of more than 28,000. Downtown San Diego serves as the cultural and financial center and central business district of San Diego, with more than 4,000 businesses and nine districts. The downtown area is the home of the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera as well as multiple theaters and several museums. The San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, are also located downtown. Downtown San Diego houses the major local headquarters of the city, county, state, and federal governments.
The Civic Theatre in the Community Concourse is the home of the San Diego Opera as well as traveling shows. The San Diego Symphony is headquartered at Copley Symphony Hall, a renovated movie palace on 7th Avenue originally built in 1929 as the Fox Theater. The Spreckels Theater at 1st and Broadway, in continuous operation since 1912, hosts local and traveling performances and productions. The Balboa Theatre, built in 1924, re-opened in 2008 after extensive renovations as a venue for live performances and concerts. Both the Spreckels and the Balboa theaters are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other downtown theaters include the Lyceum in Horton Plaza, which hosts the San Diego Repertory Theatre as well as concerts and art shows, and the Sledgehammer Theater. Nightclubs such as the House of Blues and Croce’s feature well-known musical groups. The Museum of Contemporary Art, also located in downtown San Diego, has displayed work across a collection of media since 1950.
Downtown events include the Big Bay Balloon Parade, held in conjunction with the Holiday Bowl; the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and Festival; the Parade of Lights featuring holiday-decorated boats on the Bay; and the San Diego Street Scene music festival. Every mid to late July, downtown San Diego is transformed for San Diego Comic Con, the largest entertainment and comic book convention in the world. San Diego Comic Con is held inside the San Diego Convention Center, but the convention has expanded to other nearby hotels, parks, and plazas which include the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Omni San Diego Hotel and Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego as major supporting venues.
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|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|2||Logan K-8||Preschool - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Burbank Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|N/A||King-Chavez Primary Academy||Kindergarten - 2Nd Grade||Public|
|2||Perkins Elementary School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||King-Chavez Arts Academy||3Rd Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|1||Monarch Elementary Community School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|4||Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|2||Golden Hill K-8||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||King-Chavez Athletics Academy||3Rd Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|1||King-Chavez Academy Of Excellence||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||Einstein Academy||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Roosevelt International Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||King-Chavez Preparatory Academy||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|3||E3 Civic High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|3||San Diego High School Of Science And Technology||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|1||Garfield High School||10th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|3||East Village High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|2||King-Chavez Community High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Brookshire International Academy||Private/Charter|
|N/A||City Tree Christian||Preschool - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
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