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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
St. Francis High School is a top rated, private, Catholic school located in Mountain View, CA. It has 1,755 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. Tuition is $17,370 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,370
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
Average Financial Aid

St. Francis High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1340
524 responses
Average ACT
30
267 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
84%
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 112 responses
  • Rallies
    22%
  • Homecoming Week
    18%
  • Athletic Competitions
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • International Showcase
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Hip Hop Performances
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,755
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
Poll
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$128,252
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,314
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,214,800
National
$184,700
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St. Francis High School Reviews

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I have attended Saint Francis for one semester and so far I’ve had a great time! The school is a welcoming and friendly environment that makes me feel safe to find a path for myself. We have more than fifty clubs and committees, our sports teams are top-notch, and the school curriculum is college-level. Our campus is absolutely gorgeous and the cafeteria food is so good! We make sure to clean up after ourselves because a clean campus is a reflection of how we take pride in our school. I believe the school should work on diversity and celebrating different cultures. I believe the school can do more to bring out diversity in their student body. If you plan on applying here, be aware that the application process is very selective (interviews, high test scores, 3.5+ GPA) and less than 30% get in. They look for students who want to contribute to their community and bring good change to the world. Overall, this school is amazing and I am proud to be a lancer!
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Amazing school! This school has everything one could want in a high school. I’m genuinely surprised at the criticisms given and will address them in my review.

1.) There have been multiple reviews about the teachers being hit-or-miss or just being really bad in general. In my experience, this couldn’t be further from the truth. All of my teachers cared about each of their students and if I were to rate each teacher out of 5, no teacher would fall below a 3, and that’s being harsh (most will fall in the 3.5-4 range).

2.) Regarding diversity issues, as a person-of-color, I have felt no problems at this school; however, I am not black or hispanic so experiences may differ.

3.) Sure, the food may not be amazing, but that’s a universal school problem and shouldn’t be a reason for not coming here (but the ice-cream is really good).

I am glad I made the decision to come here and I hope others do the same!
I'm surprised at all the wonderful ratings. I know many people who did like it but I know more people who did not. The school has great academics, sports, arts, programs and facilities for sure. However, it seems as though theres too much focus on the showiness of good sports teams, great facilities, but not much effort in terms of students wellbeing such as emotional/academic counseling, listening to student concerns, random strict rules that have no substance to them. So while the activities and college acceptance rates are great, the atmosphere of student holistic wellbeing is lacking in my opinion. School image shouldn't sacrifice student well being. If you are a person struggling with mental health issues especially, I've seen very poor handling of students with those issues.