San Francisco Unified


The San Francisco Unified School District encompasses 106 schools, including 76 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, and 17 high schools, serving students across the diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco. The district's schools exhibit a wide range of academic performance, with standout institutions like Lowell High School and Clarendon Alternative Elementary ranking among the top schools in the state, while others, such as Wells (Ida B.) High and Carver (George Washington) Elementary, struggle with low proficiency rates and high dropout and chronic absenteeism levels.

The data reveals significant disparities in academic outcomes and student well-being across the district, with schools serving higher percentages of low-income and minority students generally performing worse than their more affluent counterparts. For example, Lowell High School boasts a 98.4% four-year graduation rate and impressive proficiency levels in English Language Arts and Mathematics, while Wells (Ida B.) High has a graduation rate of just 42.7% and a chronic absenteeism rate of 95.6%. These disparities highlight the need for targeted interventions and support to ensure equitable access to high-quality education for all students in the San Francisco Unified School District.

The data also reveals significant variation in student-teacher ratios, ranging from 6 at Lee (Edwin and Anita) Newcomer to 30.5 at Chin (John Yehall) Elementary, which could impact the quality of instruction and support available to students. Overall, the insights from the data highlight the need for a comprehensive, equity-focused approach to improving educational outcomes and ensuring that all students in the San Francisco Unified School District have access to the resources and support they need to succeed.

District Detail

 555 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-5207

 (415) 241-6000

SchoolDigger Rank:
619th of 1560 California districts

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Grades served: K-12
Students: 48,722

Primary Schools: 76
Middle Schools: 13
High Schools: 17
Alternative Schools: 0
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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