1000 Cayuga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Balboa High School serves 1,271 students in grades 9-12.
Balboa High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

School Overview

Balboa High School's student population of 1,271 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,271 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Balboa High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Balboa High School is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3036 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
49%
12%
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Hispanic
35%
54%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
4%
23%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Graduation Rate
93%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,271 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 30%)

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