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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Sir Francis Drake High School is a top rated, public school located in San Anselmo, CA. It has 1,301 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Sir Francis Drake High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1280
256 responses
Average ACT
29
161 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$125,189
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,798
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,039,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Senior Safe and Sober Grad Nite
    18%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Senior Skip Day
    11%
  • Pirate Pancake Breakfast
    8%
  • Sport Events
    8%
  • Basketball Games
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,301
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$107,253
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,840/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Sir Francis Drake High School Reviews

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For me overall it is still a good school with wonderful people and amazing teachers to help us get the best education possible! I am still there, going to be a senior, but so far I have met amazing people, made great friends and peers. The campus is really beautiful with the wonderful nature life we have growing and the nice facilities we have access to use with sports and such. We have an outstanding custodial staff who works super hard to make the school a wonderful and bright place to come to everyday! The one objective that needs to be improved is our diverse culture in the Drake community. We are struggling to find ways to improve this dilemma and we have a class on campus that are able to tackle these issues that happen to sometimes arise in our school district. It should be our job to promote a school where every human no matter race, etc to come to this school to feel safe, welcomed, appreciated, and so on. The most important is building a positive/supporting community!
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As a sophomore transfer, I was extremely intimidated coming into a school where all of the friend groups had already formed. When I arrived at Drake High School, I was thrilled by the culture of the school, as almost everyone seemed to have school spirit. However, something I noticed very quickly was the lack of diversity in the school. Not only were there very few people of color, but I noticed many students felt that it was okay to make racist comments regularly. The "Pirate TV" (a show made by the ASB class that was broadcasted to the school weekly) only seemed to feature the kids who were popular, rather than showing all types of students. Despite this, my experience at Drake has actually been pretty enjoyable. Out of any school that I had visited/attended, the students at Drake were by far the kindest and the most accepting. In my junior year, I joined the dance team and was welcomed with overwhelming support from my team as well as the students at rallies and basketball games.
Sir Francis Drake high school has been an incredible experience for my daughter and our family. The school offers three different programs and the one my daughter was in - "Da Vinci"- was focused on design, building, art, problem solving, and divergent thinking. Another program, "Rock" focused on nature, art, writing and science. These smaller learning communities help students connect with each other and the subject matter in a way that inspires them. A much richer experience than the dry lectures in large classes I experienced in high school in the 1980s!!