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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
San Francisco Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in San Francisco, CA. It has 58,865 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
555 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone
(415) 241-6000
Website

San Francisco Unified School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1200
2,551 responses
Average ACT
26
747 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
58,865
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,006
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$737,509,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,970/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    48%
  • Support Services
    48%
  • Other
    4%

San Francisco Unified School District Reviews

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I live in Oakland and I go to school and San Francisco. Honestly, I know it’s a lot to wake up early morning just to go to school, but it’s worth it! The faculty at the school district is very helpful and student focused! The schools are very competitive within sports as well. Eventhough the diversity is very low, certain teachers are very helpful and encouraging other students to interact with others out of their comfort zone.
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Majority of my memories with SFUSD have been positive. My middle and elementary school experience was full of joy. In fact, I often look back at middle school memories and cherish them – most of my friends are those that I've met from middle school. However, there have been some uninviting staff who have made my experience not as good. I often felt as though administration acted like monarchs. Furthermore, I wish they would listen to students voices more often. Many students have valuable opinions, and to have our voices be silenced was very disheartening.
They are good with the choice of teachers but programs don't exist longer than 2 years. I have noticed most of the school don't offer most of the common sports because they are not focused on student involvement rather than the high school experience. This district is more about keeping their reputation rather than the hands on during educational experience. As a student, I did not feel supported for my needs and when I first transferred in to this district they had no options because all the schools are impacted. The bigger the school the more pressure they apply to make themselves sound diversified. Lack of sports is also why there is barely any parent involvement.