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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
The Academy - San Francisco at McAteer is an above average, public, magnet, alternative school located in San Francisco, CA. It has 358 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

The Academy - San Francisco at McAteer Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1090
56 responses
Average ACT
24
11 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$146,060
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,779
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,241,640
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Wolf Invasion - school festivall
    64%
  • Its engaging and entertaining to be apart of.
    18%
  • none
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
358
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,548
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,096/ year
National
$12,239
45%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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So far excellent. My son loves the teachers and students here. My husband and I love the teacher, staff and college prep they offer here too. My son can earn college credits in his senior year at this school too! We came from parochial school which not a great experience for my son.
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I entered this school at the beginning of 10th grade. I made friends with people really quickly since they were very welcoming, both staff and students. It's a safe environment when it comes to acceptance. People accept you for who you are. Some of the staff are great, as they teach very well and interact with students in a very casual way without tension. Some others, however, are only in it for the money and refuse to teach well. One of my math teachers refused to take student feedback despite him asking for it and continued to "teach" by simply reading out slides and expecting us to understand from the get-go. It's a nice environment, not the best when it comes with the staff who are in it for the buck.
I love that The Academy is a smaller, more intimate school that cares about its students. Even though the school is smaller, the staff does everything they can to provide for the students. There are a lot of opportunities to get help with college prep. Sports teams like Soccer, Volleyball, Fencing,Badminton and others are available at Academy. I will say that there aren't too many AP classes or options for electives and languages. But in senior year, The Academy has a program with CCSF that allows seniors to take a CCSF class and earn credit for it . Overall, my experience at Academy has been good. I would recommend others to attend.