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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
South San Francisco Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in South San Francisco, CA. It has 8,485 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1150
416 responses
Average ACT
25
82 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,485
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,390
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,998/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$96,930
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,888
National
$949
Median Home Value
$784,800
National
$184,700

South San Francisco Unified School District Reviews

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South San Francisco Unified School Distract has such a welcoming environment. This districts supports people’s ideas and creativity and they definitely take everyone’s opinion into account. Schools are allowed to protest for what is right and parents also support and trust the districts choices. My experience with this district has been nothing but positive. The reason I give 4/5 is because sometimes the budgeting the schools are offered isn’t necessarily enough to fix some things within the school. This can included not being able to fixed chipped or rusted paint and/ or keeping up with the green thumb within the campuses. I still highly recommend the South San Francisco Unified District as a great option for anyone’s children.
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I enjoy the different cultural backgrounds my district offers which makes most people in the district very open-minded when it comes to identity. The schools as a whole however, show distinct changes when it comes to funding. El Camino and South San Francisco high school receive different funding which shows through the quality of performances in the arts and sports. The school spirit is also generally low due to low funding. Many students and staff do not look forward to our school events since the outcome is either expected or a poor-funded. El Camino receives proper funding and actually can maintain a high morale because of their funding hosting better quality events then its rival high school.
SSFHS strived to create a positive learning environment for the students.
That is why, we, students would love to learn.
Diversity is SSFHS strength.
SSFHS has knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.
SSFHS strived to build a family-like environment where everyone is welcome.
Students parents and community are wonderfully involved.
Teachers are "cool", making the lessons interesting and really make you want to study hard.