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Overall Niche Grade
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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 1,141 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
About Sir Francis Drake High School...
Address
1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Telephone
(415) 453-8770
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Sir Francis Drake High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
207 responses
Average ACT
29
151 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$116,867
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,756
National
$949
Median Home Value
$963,300
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.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Senior Safe and Sober Grad Nite
    20%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Senior Skip Day
    11%
  • Sport Events
    9%
  • Pirate Pancake Breakfast
    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
1,141
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,876
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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
$19,092/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I appreciate the opportunities Sir Francis Drake High School has given me both academically and socially. The teachers and classes are very good at this school and has allowed me to flourish as a highly academic student. The only downside to this highly competitive environment is the increased amount of stress and competition between students creating an intense environment to learn in. The social energy at this school is very welcoming and there are numerous clubs, sports, and organizations that students can be a part of which makes for an inclusive environment. I also appreciate the want for students, teachers, and administration to work together to make a better school community and improve on the already excellent environment of Sir Francis Drake High School.
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Academics and students are great but most teachers and especially administration are bitter. The school's campus is very inviting and just the right size. My biggest complaint is the administration constantly tinkering with our education and putting us into SLC's ("small learning communities") during freshman and sophomore year. The SLC's divide the school and make the transition from sophomore to junior year even harder. This added with the unnecessary and yearly changes to the bell schedule have caused outcry from the teachers as well. Other than this, Sir Francis Drake High School has a strong community and great classes (bring back philosophy though!).
My experience at Sir Francis Drake High School was a memorable one. The school offered many programs and electives for my academic interests that fit perfectly. The classes challenged me but were also within reason. The teachers and the students had such a relationship that many of my teachers could tell if I was having a bad day and would ask me what was wrong; which made school more enjoyable. If there was something I could change it would be the diversity in the school. The school lacks diversity, and although there is a little bit, I would love to see more in the coming years. Another thing that could be improved is the college preparatory process for juniors and seniors. It os only being brought to my attention now how much finances I need in order to attend the college of my choice. Overall, however, it was a very positive and comfortable experience for me and a lot of my other friends.