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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
San Francisco University High School is a top rated, private school located in San Francisco, CA. It has 410 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $44,750 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
3065 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Telephone
(415) 447-3100
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,750
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid
$29,500

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1420
102 responses
Average ACT
33
38 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Holiday Assembly and Closing Assembly
    50%
  • Annual basketball game at the Oracle Arena
    25%
  • School dances
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
410
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
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60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$137,373
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,182
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,460,258
National
$184,700
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San Francisco University High School Reviews

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The school is rigorous, me well as an alum, but negatively while I was a student. I felt well prepared for my first year because of how intense my last four years were. Although during my high school years, because the school is a pressure cooker, my mental and emotional health constantly took a backseat to my academics. There are a lot of intelligent and supportive faculty and staff at University, and I found people that I could rely on as a student. I still maintain those relationships outside as an alumni. There are a lot of extracurricular activities, which provides students with the opportunity to have a holistic educational experience. The disparity between the marketed diversity at UHS and the reality is gross. For students of color is it often a very taxing and draining school to attend, even though the academic and extracurricular benefits are well funded and resourced. It’s imperative to have a network of people you can turn to when needed.
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UHS has extraordinary academics, driven students, and top-notch faculty. Having graduated over a decade ago, I can't speak to the current culture, but I do know that the new head of school has made a very positive impact (reducing student stress, balancing workloads, promoting intrinsic motivation in students, etc.).

I wouldn't put too much stock in the ranking system on the site, since it seems to underplay the school's excellence a bit. I'd guess most students at UHS would be in the top 5-10% of their class at most other schools. In terms of the workload, pace, and rigor, college wasn't as hard as UHS. As another commenter mentioned, it can be difficult to establish yourself at a school where everyone else is extremely intellectually driven. If the school continues to improve the stress culture, I would send my kids there.
College readiness spectacular. However, level of homework, testing, papers, and activities is difficult and unforgiving. It’s also very difficult to differentiate among other students for college admissions given that there are many strong students and/or legacy and/or “likely donors” (ivies and Stanford in particular) Finally, the workload limits social life especially for those that live outside of the six blocks surrounding the school. In sum, amazing education that prepares everyone for top colleges but limits social life and increases anxiety level for all students.