Balboa High School

  • Balboa High School serves 1,257 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Balboa High School operates within the San Francisco Unified School District.
  • San Francisco Unified School District's 80% graduation rate is lower than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1257 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,257 students
Balboa High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Balboa High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
Balboa High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeBalboa High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio20:124:1
Balboa High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Balboa High School American Indian Students (2000-2013)
Asian
51%
11%
Balboa High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
32%
54%
Balboa High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
7%
6%
Balboa High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
5%
24%
Balboa High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
2%
1%
Balboa High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Balboa High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsBalboa High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.640.64
Balboa High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
58%
50%
Balboa High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
17%
9%
Balboa High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • San Francisco Unified School District's student population of 57,361 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,136 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,995 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameSan Francisco Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
126
4
Number of Students Managed57,3611,597
San Francisco Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate80%83%
San Francisco Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$691 MM$17 MM
San Francisco Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$797 MM$18 MM
San Francisco Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,136$10,238
San Francisco Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,995$10,739
San Francisco Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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