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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Balboa High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Francisco, CA. It has 1,249 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
1000 Cayuga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Telephone
(415) 469-4090
Website

Balboa High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1150
105 responses
Average ACT
25
34 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$96,265
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,709
National
$949
Median Home Value
$927,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Spirit rally
    54%
  • Move-Up Assembly
    43%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,249
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,006
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,970/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Balboa is a great school! I transferred in after freshman year and my experience here is a lot better than at my old school. Here you meet people from different backgrounds and cultures and there is a strong sense of community between the students. The academics and teachers here are good, and for the most part, the teachers care about the students.Balboa offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities and sports, allowing us to not only to connect with academics but also with our other classmates and community. The administration has been rough for the past year or so but has slowly been improving.
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My experience at Balboa highschool was average. I believe that the school and students are doing better in academics than past years. I think Balboa is a good school because of it diversity and how the teachers and administration care for the students in a way that makes us feel safe and respected. Although there could be some changes and improvement that could be made like having more clubs and activities for students to engage in. The school could be renovated considering that some classes are basically worn down. Even though Balboa isn't the nicest school, I still enjoy my time there with my teachers and classmates.
Balboa is one of the most diverse school and has the largest student body. What I like about the school is the community. The administration work with the student representatives to create events to include every student. They offer many opportunities such as the two-year pathway programs like WALC, which teaches the importance of environmental education through classroom lessons and outdoor field experiences, and many more.