A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Sir Francis Drake High School is an elite, public school located in San Anselmo, CA. It has 982 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone
(415) 453-8770

Sir Francis Drake High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1250
136 responses
Average ACT
29
110 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Senior Safe and Sober Grad Nite
    22%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Pirate Pancake Breakfast
    9%
  • Senior Skip Day
    9%
  • Sport Events
    9%
  • Basketball Games
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
982
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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
$20,103/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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i've had an amazing time at Drake the past four years! I was in the ROCK academy for freshman and sophomore year, which was seriously amazing. The teachers were super involved with their students, and cared a lot. Drake doesn't have a lot of diversity, and there are just as many awful teachers as amazing teachers. They don't offer many diverse APs, which is rough for kids who want to challenge themselves more than just core class APs. Overall, I've had an amazing time, and I recommend Drake to every incoming freshman I know. It's a small public school, which is great for students who aren't ready for a huge school. There are a lot of resources on campus, especially with the addition of the wellness center on campus.
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Overall, Drake High School is a very welcoming and academic environment. I moved to California my junior year of high school, and I was lucky to be able to go here for the short time that I was. What stood out to me was the schools incredible counseling department. When I was a senior, I had no idea where I wanted to go to college, so my counselor at the time suggested I try community college before diving headfirst into the application process. Because of this word of advice, I was able to spend my first year of college at College of Marin honing in on my skills and, quite literally, figuring out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Now, I am more prepared than ever to apply to universities with a confidence I did not have in high school.
I cannot emphasize how great this school is. The multiple academic programs and clubs offered at Drake create a community ambiance despite the student body of 1,000 students. With outstanding teachers and great sports programs and facilities at students' fingertips, Sir Francis Drake High School is by far an incredible school to have the opportunity to attend.