Downtown High

Public 9-12

 693 Vermont St.
       San Francisco, CA  94107-2635


(415) 695-5860

District: San Francisco Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1881st of 2,123 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,103 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  19.8
Number of students:  134

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
59.0%
African American:
24.6%
Two or more races:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.4%

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Compare Details Downtown High ranks worse than 88.6% of high schools in California. It also ranks 13th among 15 ranked high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (59%), African American (24.6%), two or more races (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Downtown High is 19.8. 11 high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Downtown High is $6,103, which is the highest among 17 high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District!
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Downtown High:

SchoolDigger ranks Downtown High 1881st of 2123 California public high schools. (See Downtown High in the ranking list.)

San Francisco Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Francisco Unified 614th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Downtown High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 17.83 1357th 1653 17.9%
2005 23.83 1244th 1901 34.6%
2006 19.46 1457th 1968 26.0%
2007 20.81 1474th 2063 28.6%
2008 17.35 1646th 2117 22.2%
2009 23.57 1692nd 2238 24.4%
2010 15.02 1828th 2281 19.9%
2011 15.38 1831st 2367 22.6%
2012 13.69 1862nd 2354 20.9%
2013 14.86 1888th 2426 22.2%
2015 8.53 1948th 1994 2.3%
2016 8.81 1972nd 2039 3.3%
2017 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2019 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 12.77 1881st 2123 11.4%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Downtown High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 67 49 33 101 1 n/a n/a 0 251
1989 55 66 50 94 4 n/a n/a 0 269
1990 28 75 46 95 5 n/a n/a 0 249
1991 27 83 62 111 5 n/a n/a 0 288
1992 29 72 70 120 6 n/a n/a 0 297
1993 30 97 60 117 4 n/a n/a 0 308
1994 65 152 116 162 5 n/a n/a 0 500
1995 28 166 105 164 8 n/a n/a 0 471
1996 28 166 105 164 8 n/a n/a 0 471
1997 30 127 62 141 5 n/a n/a 0 365
1998 23 112 70 112 3 n/a n/a 0 320
1999 18 96 60 81 2 n/a n/a 0 257
2000 22 84 65 87 2 n/a n/a 0 260
2001 21 104 66 74 5 n/a n/a 0 270
2002 15 83 73 98 3 n/a n/a 0 272
2003 15 83 73 98 3 n/a n/a 0 272
2004 22 92 62 93 3 n/a n/a 1 273
2005 11 88 58 100 4 n/a n/a 1 262
2006 12 66 49 94 5 n/a n/a 4 230
2007 5 43 25 55 3 n/a n/a 157 288
2008 12 87 62 89 3 n/a n/a 0 253
2009 10 90 43 105 3 15 5 0 271
2010 6 67 33 114 3 12 4 0 239
2011 4 65 35 118 2 14 1 0 239
2012 7 76 22 124 3 19 2 0 253
2013 6 53 24 141 2 19 7 0 252
2014 3 45 14 83 3 13 4 0 165
2015 8 45 11 98 5 6 5 0 178
2016 9 37 16 92 2 7 4 0 167
2017 2 45 7 74 1 9 5 0 143
2018 6 45 10 89 2 10 7 0 169
2019 5 46 10 85 0 10 15 0 171
2020 1 50 4 74 2 11 10 0 152
2021 4 32 4 82 2 6 14 0 144
2022 4 33 3 79 0 4 11 0 134

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Downtown High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 251 8.0 31.3 n/a
1989 269 11.5 23.3 n/a
1990 249 14.5 17.1 n/a
1991 288 11.4 25.2 n/a
1992 297 11.6 25.6 n/a
1993 308 14.5 21.2 0
1994 500 15.4 32.5 0
1995 471 13.5 34.9 31.8
1996 471 13.5 34.9 31.8
1997 365 15.2 24.0 17.3
1998 320 13.9 23.0 33.1
1999 257 10.0 25.7 26.5
2000 260 9.0 28.9 34.2
2001 270 12.0 22.5 44.8
2002 272 13.5 20.1 58.8
2003 272 13.5 20.1 58.8
2004 273 12.0 22.8 37.5
2005 262 13.3 19.7 46.7
2006 230 14.8 15.5 0
2007 288 16.2 17.8 125.2
2008 253 16.0 15.8 47.8
2009 271 14.6 15.8 50.9
2010 239 13.0 18.3 54
2011 239 n/a n/a 72.4
2012 253 14.2 17.7 51.8
2013 252 12.4 20.3 67.9
2014 165 12.5 13.2 72.1
2015 178 12.0 14.8 80.3
2016 167 12.0 13.9 74.9
2017 143 10.6 13.4 77.6
2018 169 8.5 19.8 77.5
2019 171 6.5 26.3 71.9
2020 152 n/a n/a 72.4
2021 144 5.7 25.2 75.7
2022 134 6.7 19.8 75.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Downtown High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 251 8.0 31.3 n/a
1989 269 11.5 23.3 n/a
1990 249 14.5 17.1 n/a
1991 288 11.4 25.2 n/a
1992 297 11.6 25.6 n/a
1993 308 14.5 21.2 0
1994 500 15.4 32.5 0
1995 471 13.5 34.9 31.8
1996 471 13.5 34.9 31.8
1997 365 15.2 24.0 17.3
1998 320 13.9 23.0 33.1
1999 257 10.0 25.7 26.5
2000 260 9.0 28.9 34.2
2001 270 12.0 22.5 44.8
2002 272 13.5 20.1 58.8
2003 272 13.5 20.1 58.8
2004 273 12.0 22.8 37.5
2005 262 13.3 19.7 46.7
2006 230 14.8 15.5 0
2007 288 16.2 17.8 125.2
2008 253 16.0 15.8 47.8
2009 271 14.6 15.8 50.9
2010 239 13.0 18.3 54
2011 239 n/a n/a 72.4
2012 253 14.2 17.7 51.8
2013 252 12.4 20.3 67.9
2014 165 12.5 13.2 72.1
2015 178 12.0 14.8 80.3
2016 167 12.0 13.9 74.9
2017 143 10.6 13.4 77.6
2018 169 8.5 19.8 77.5
2019 171 6.5 26.3 71.9
2020 152 n/a n/a 72.4
2021 144 5.7 25.2 75.7
2022 134 6.7 19.8 75.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Downtown High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,103

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Downtown High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Downtown High)013
 13%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)63.164.8
 1.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.354.8
 2.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students171144
 15.8%
African American4632
 30.4%
American Indian02
Asian104
 60%
Hispanic8582
 3.5%
Pacific Islander106
 40%
White54
 20%
Two or More Races1514
 6.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.9%75.7%
 3.8%




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Downtown High ranks in the bottom 11.4% of California high schools.

In the 2021-22 school year, 134 students attended Downtown High.

Students at Downtown High are 59% Hispanic, 25% African American, 8% Two or more races, 3% White, 3% Pacific Islander, 2% Asian.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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