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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
San Francisco Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in San Francisco, CA. It has 52,498 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1220
3,360 responses
Average ACT
26
896 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
52,498
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,548
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$16,096/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    49%
  • Support Services
    47%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$70,936
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,481
National
$949
Median Home Value
$869,781
National
$184,700

San Francisco Unified School District Reviews

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The South San Francisco Unified School District is a great district that provides the resources and help needed to make sure that your child is ready for the next step in their educational careers. There is a lot of diversity within the student body. The teachers are constantly checking up on their students and making sure that they are getting the support that they need. There are many clubs and activities at all the schools that the students can join. The. elementary and middle schools do a good job of preparing the students for high school. There are many different classes that the students can pick from once they are. in high school that will make sure that they are ready for college. Overall, all of the schools in this district are getting their students ready for post secondary education and beyond!
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Our school district has outstanding schools teaching students from K-12! Schools offer wellness centers and afterschool tutoring for students who need an environment to thrive. A large portion of the student body are eligible for free or reduced lunch and can participate in a variety of clubs and sports. Teachers and staffs want to ensure the school setting is a safe and supportive space for sttudents.
As a San Francisco native, this term also means I am a San Francisco Unified School District native too. I have spent 12 years with this school district and I not one school had the same atmosphere or customs from another. However, a running thread throughout my elementary, middle, and high school experience that I can say is true for all public schools, is that they're a cultural melting pot made up of students from different countries. I never really recognized how privileged I am to be exposed to so many unique backgrounds from all over the world. Not only does this promote SF students to include and indulge each others differences at a young age, but it also creates a safer environment for students to grow up in. Of course no school system is perfect, but I do think that SFUSD excels well in inclusion, opportunities, resources, and support systems which I believe outweighs the stress of academic success because they are the fundamentals to help teach students.