Galileo High

Summary:

Galileo High is a public high school in San Francisco, California, serving 1,826 students in grades 9-12. The school stands out for its diverse student population, strong academic performance, and high graduation rates, outpacing many nearby schools in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Galileo High has a significant Asian student population (51.53%) compared to nearby schools, and the school consistently ranks in the top 15% of California high schools academically. Notably, Galileo excels in the performance of specific student subgroups, such as female students, English Language Learners, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, all of which rank in the top 10% of California high schools. The school also maintains a high 4-year graduation rate of 87.8% and a relatively low dropout rate of 10.1%.

While Galileo High's overall performance is impressive, the school faces some challenges, including racial disparities in student achievement and a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism. In contrast, nearby schools like Mission High and O'Connell (John) High serve a higher percentage of socioeconomically disadvantaged students, contributing to their lower performance. Schools like Downtown High and S.F. County Civic Center Secondary face even greater challenges, with significantly lower academic achievement and graduation rates, highlighting the need for targeted support and resources to address the unique needs of these student populations.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1150 Francisco St.
       San Francisco, CA  94109-1004


(415) 749-3430

District: San Francisco Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
243rd of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,103 Help


Feeder schools for Galileo High:

Elementary:    Alamo Elementary
    Alvarado Elementary
    Argonne Elementary
    Bryant Elementary
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Middle:    Aptos Middle
    Brown Junior (Willie L) Middle
    Denman (James) Middle
    Everett Middle
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Student/teacher ratio:  21.6 Help
Number of students:  1,826

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
51.5%
Hispanic:
26.5%
White:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.3% Help


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Compare Details Galileo High ranks better than 89.6% of high schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 16 ranked high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.63. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Galileo High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (51.5%), Hispanic (26.5%), White (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Galileo High is 21.6. 12 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 Galileo High is $6,103, which is the highest among 17 high schools in the San Francisco Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Galileo High:

SchoolDigger ranks Galileo High 243rd of 2346 California public high schools. (See Galileo High in the ranking list.)

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San Francisco Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Francisco Unified 619th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Galileo High

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Rank History for all students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.36 500th 1653 69.8%
2005 57.45 455th 1901 76.1%
2006 61.50 445th 1968 77.4%
2007 59.63 467th 2063 77.4%
2008 58.09 506th 2117 76.1%
2009 63.47 375th 2238 83.2%
2010 66.01 373rd 2281 83.6%
2011 62.25 465th 2367 80.4%
2012 66.81 371st 2354 84.2%
2013 57.63 593rd 2426 75.6%
2015 78.87 383rd 1994 80.8%
2016 81.20 361st 2039 82.3%
2017 89.39 211th 2021 89.6%
2018 89.47 216th 2017 89.3%
2019 77.39 413th 2133 80.6%
2022 80.67 361st 2123 83.0%
2023 84.63 242nd 2335 89.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 46.14 285th 515 44.7%
2023 77.89 121st 780 84.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.98 24th 938 97.4%
2019 77.43 77th 941 91.8%
2022 73.16 90th 1044 91.4%
2023 66.74 91st 1315 93.1%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.00 274th 1539 82.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.28 103rd 1862 94.5%
2019 79.05 308th 1937 84.1%
2022 87.10 185th 1943 90.5%
2023 91.51 130th 2237 94.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 90.19 13th 290 95.5%
2023 97.71 4th 417 99.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.81 198th 1760 88.8%
2019 72.05 431st 1833 76.5%
2022 79.09 336th 1858 81.9%
2023 87.13 192nd 2106 90.9%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.11 216th 1052 79.5%
2019 83.36 118th 1117 89.4%
2022 58.94 293rd 1161 74.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.81 203rd 1834 88.9%
2019 76.26 389th 1880 79.3%
2022 78.91 350th 1916 81.7%
2023 80.20 307th 2195 86.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.87 292nd 581 49.7%
2019 48.31 348th 582 40.2%
2022 41.04 367th 581 36.8%
2023 53.49 375th 727 48.4%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for African American students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.75 446th 582 23.4%
2019 45.85 292nd 592 50.7%
2022 41.76 267th 522 48.9%
2023 71.63 148th 713 79.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.78 393rd 1742 77.4%
2019 47.49 940th 1814 48.2%
2022 43.91 988th 1861 46.9%
2023 61.58 568th 2132 73.4%
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Rank History for White students at Galileo High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.56 395th 1173 66.3%
2019 50.68 606th 1222 50.4%
2022 70.83 315th 1204 73.8%
2023 59.08 460th 1424 67.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Galileo High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 146 368 1418 81 3 n/a n/a 0 2016
1989 124 290 1279 72 2 n/a n/a 0 1767
1990 112 253 1241 95 1 n/a n/a 0 1702
1991 125 267 1203 96 3 n/a n/a 0 1694
1992 127 306 1214 99 6 n/a n/a 0 1752
1993 120 319 1194 114 8 n/a n/a 0 1755
1994 159 272 1170 136 9 n/a n/a 0 1746
1995 118 280 1161 177 6 n/a n/a 0 1742
1996 118 280 1161 177 6 n/a n/a 0 1742
1997 131 281 1199 213 12 n/a n/a 0 1836
1998 139 243 1257 254 6 n/a n/a 0 1899
1999 128 245 1277 253 6 n/a n/a 0 1909
2000 109 207 1272 249 5 n/a n/a 0 1842
2001 84 234 1283 219 4 n/a n/a 2 1826
2002 96 247 1187 257 7 n/a n/a 14 1808
2003 96 247 1187 257 7 n/a n/a 14 1808
2004 118 262 1315 288 8 n/a n/a 15 2006
2005 101 208 1400 266 6 n/a n/a 17 1998
2006 104 193 1464 263 8 n/a n/a 18 2050
2007 97 139 1547 248 5 n/a n/a 188 2224
2008 116 165 1677 239 6 n/a n/a 0 2203
2009 85 124 1586 203 1 6 25 0 2030
2010 71 111 1583 218 4 10 93 0 2090
2011 70 105 1633 216 5 14 105 0 2148
2012 73 98 1578 255 4 13 110 0 2131
2013 68 94 1501 297 4 17 116 0 2097
2014 73 100 1379 309 6 17 56 0 1940
2015 100 105 1304 330 6 16 48 0 1909
2016 113 94 1280 317 5 13 68 0 1890
2017 116 112 1213 323 4 9 95 0 1872
2018 124 100 1179 309 3 12 104 0 1831
2019 135 90 1116 349 1 8 117 0 1816
2020 160 71 1101 383 8 7 108 0 1838
2021 174 83 1071 390 5 11 112 0 1846
2022 192 102 1023 433 4 6 117 0 1877
2023 190 89 941 483 4 8 109 2 1826

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 Galileo High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2016 98.3 20.5 n/a
1989 1767 100.4 17.5 n/a
1990 1702 91.3 18.6 n/a
1991 1694 86.7 19.5 n/a
1992 1752 88.1 19.8 45.5
1993 1755 85.8 20.5 41.9
1994 1746 83.9 20.8 36.5
1995 1742 89.7 19.4 68.1
1996 1742 89.7 19.4 68.1
1997 1836 95.2 19.3 36.3
1998 1899 95.4 19.9 61.2
1999 1909 85.5 22.3 51.7
2000 1842 87.6 21.0 48.5
2001 1826 90.0 20.3 51.3
2002 1808 83.9 21.5 68.8
2003 1808 83.9 21.5 68.8
2004 2006 92.0 21.8 67.6
2005 1998 99.6 20.1 47.8
2006 2050 103.5 19.8 0
2007 2224 102.8 21.6 66.8
2008 2203 110.8 19.9 54.5
2009 2030 96.1 18.6 57.8
2010 2090 98.4 21.2 61.7
2011 2148 n/a n/a 67
2012 2131 96.5 22.0 63.9
2013 2097 90.9 23.0 64.5
2014 1940 92.1 21.0 72.7
2015 1909 91.0 20.9 80.1
2016 1890 97.0 19.4 76.3
2017 1872 89.0 21.0 78.5
2018 1831 90.4 20.2 64.7
2019 1816 77.4 23.4 66.6
2020 1838 n/a n/a 62
2021 1846 85.2 21.6 61.5
2022 1877 90.9 20.6 61.2
2023 1826 84.2 21.6 57.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Galileo High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2016 98.3 20.5 n/a
1989 1767 100.4 17.5 n/a
1990 1702 91.3 18.6 n/a
1991 1694 86.7 19.5 n/a
1992 1752 88.1 19.8 45.5
1993 1755 85.8 20.5 41.9
1994 1746 83.9 20.8 36.5
1995 1742 89.7 19.4 68.1
1996 1742 89.7 19.4 68.1
1997 1836 95.2 19.3 36.3
1998 1899 95.4 19.9 61.2
1999 1909 85.5 22.3 51.7
2000 1842 87.6 21.0 48.5
2001 1826 90.0 20.3 51.3
2002 1808 83.9 21.5 68.8
2003 1808 83.9 21.5 68.8
2004 2006 92.0 21.8 67.6
2005 1998 99.6 20.1 47.8
2006 2050 103.5 19.8 0
2007 2224 102.8 21.6 66.8
2008 2203 110.8 19.9 54.5
2009 2030 96.1 18.6 57.8
2010 2090 98.4 21.2 61.7
2011 2148 n/a n/a 67
2012 2131 96.5 22.0 63.9
2013 2097 90.9 23.0 64.5
2014 1940 92.1 21.0 72.7
2015 1909 91.0 20.9 80.1
2016 1890 97.0 19.4 76.3
2017 1872 89.0 21.0 78.5
2018 1831 90.4 20.2 64.7
2019 1816 77.4 23.4 66.6
2020 1838 n/a n/a 62
2021 1846 85.2 21.6 61.5
2022 1877 90.9 20.6 61.2
2023 1826 84.2 21.6 57.3

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 Galileo 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 Galileo High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 413th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 242nd of 2335 High schools
 9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Galileo High)70.670.9
 0.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)63.164.5
 1.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Galileo High)52.849.6
 3.1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)48.645
 3.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Galileo High)34.543.5
 9%
   11th Grade Science (San Francisco Unified)39.247
 7.8%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Galileo High)25.636
 10.4%
   12th Grade Science (San Francisco Unified)13.440.3
 26.9%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students18161826
 0.6%
African American9089
 1.1%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian1116941
 15.7%
Hispanic349483
 38.4%
Pacific Islander88
White135190
 40.7%
Two or More Races117109
 6.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.6%57.3%
 9.2%


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Galileo High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Alamo Elementary
Elementary : Alvarado Elementary
Elementary : Argonne Elementary
Elementary : Bryant Elementary
Elementary : Carver (George Washington) Elementary
Elementary : Chavez (Cesar) Elementary
Elementary : Chin (John Yehall) Elementary
Elementary : Clarendon Alternative Elementary
Elementary : Cleveland Elementary
Elementary : Cobb (William L.) Elementary
Elementary : Drew (Charles) College Preparatory Academy
Elementary : El Dorado Elementary
Elementary : Feinstein (Dianne) Elementary
Elementary : Flynn (Leonard R.) Elementary
Elementary : Garfield Elementary
Elementary : Glen Park Elementary
Elementary : Grattan Elementary
Elementary : Guadalupe Elementary
Elementary : Harte (Bret) Elementary
Elementary : Hillcrest Elementary
Elementary : Jefferson Elementary
Elementary : Key (Francis Scott) Elementary
Elementary : King (Thomas Starr) Elementary
Elementary : Lafayette Elementary
Elementary : Lakeshore Alternative Elementary
Elementary : Lau (Gordon J.) Elementary
Elementary : Longfellow Elementary
Elementary : Malcolm X Academy
Elementary : McCoppin (Frank) Elementary
Elementary : McKinley Elementary
Elementary : Milk (Harvey) Civil Rights Elementary
Elementary : Miraloma Elementary
Elementary : Monroe Elementary
Elementary : Moscone (George R.) Elementary
Elementary : Muir (John) Elementary
Elementary : New Traditions Elementary
Elementary : Ortega (Jose) Elementary
Elementary : Parker (Jean) Elementary
Elementary : Parks (Rosa) Elementary
Elementary : Peabody (George) Elementary
Elementary : Redding Elementary
Elementary : Sanchez Elementary
Elementary : Serra (Junipero) Elementary
Elementary : Sheridan Elementary
Elementary : Sherman Elementary
Elementary : Sloat (Commodore) Elementary
Elementary : Spring Valley Elementary
Elementary : Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary
Elementary : Sunnyside Elementary
Elementary : Sunset Elementary
Elementary : Sutro Elementary
Elementary : Taylor (Edward R.) Elementary
Elementary : Tenderloin Community
Elementary : Ulloa Elementary
Elementary : Visitacion Valley Elementary
Elementary : Webster (Daniel) Elementary
Elementary : West Portal Elementary
Elementary : Yick Wo Elementary
Middle : Aptos Middle
Middle : Brown Junior (Willie L) Middle
Middle : Denman (James) Middle
Middle : Everett Middle
Middle : Francisco Middle
Middle : Giannini (A.P.) Middle
Middle : Hoover (Herbert) Middle
Middle : King Junior (Martin Luther) Academic Middle
Middle : Lick (James) Middle
Middle : Marina Middle
Middle : Presidio Middle
Middle : Roosevelt Middle
Middle : Visitacion Valley Middle

Students at Galileo High are 52% Asian, 26% Hispanic, 10% White, 6% Two or more races, 5% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,826 students attended Galileo High.

Galileo High ranks 243rd of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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