Balboa High School

1000 Cayuga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Balboa High School serves 1,262 students in grades 9-12.
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 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,262 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Balboa High School's student population of 1,262 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,262 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Balboa High School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
39%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
62%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
53%
12%
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Hispanic
31%
56%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
4%
21%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.62
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Graduation Rate
94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Balboa High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 62% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Balboa High School?
The graduation rate of Balboa High School is 94%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Balboa High School?
1,262 students attend Balboa High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Balboa High School students are Asian, 31% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are White, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Balboa High School?
Balboa High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Balboa High School offer ?
Balboa High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Balboa High School part of?
Balboa High School is part of San Francisco Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,262 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 30%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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