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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 8,879 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
About South San Francisco Unified School District...
Address
398 B St
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Telephone
(650) 877-8700
Website

South San Francisco Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1140
369 responses
Average ACT
25
79 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,879
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,020
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$98,737,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,705/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$92,074
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,751
National
$949
Median Home Value
$697,400
National
$184,700

South San Francisco Unified School District Reviews

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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.
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I feel that the South San Francisco Unified School district has aspects that can be improved and some that exceed my expectations. I feel that the school district has a wide range of diversity and is a good representative of the bay area. I personally feel that the school district lacks a good amount of transparency with students and their family, which may cause students and families to feel unsafe going to school. There is a strong emphasis on science, and there are many opportunities you can take advantage of that I feel can open bigger doors for students in the future. I feel that the South San Francisco Unified School District should take further steps in ensuring that students are ready to enter college, because as a high school senior attending El Camino, I felt ill prepared as I begin to apply and get ready to enter college.
I like how South San Francisco Unified School District focuses on improving the learning experience for all students. I also appreciate the diversity and school culture they have, although I think they can improve on college and career preparation. Additionally, there could be more classes where the students learn about finances, mindfulness, mental health, and human rights so everyone is ready for the real world after high school and college.