Top 10 Best San Francisco Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 134 public schools serving 56,257 students in San Francisco, CA (there are 116 private schools, serving 25,333 private students). 69% of all K-12 students in San Francisco, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in San Francisco, CA are Alamo Elementary School, West Portal Elementary School and Mission Preparatory. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Francisco, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in San Francisco have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best San Francisco, CA Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Alamo Elementary School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
250 23rd Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8456
Grades: K-5
| 435 students
Rank: #22.
West Portal Elementary School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5 Lenox Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 759-2846
Grades: K-5
| 533 students
Rank: #33.
Mission Preparatory
Charter School
Math: 40% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1050 York St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 508-9626
Grades: K-8
| 467 students
Rank: #44.
City Arts And Tech High School
Charter School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 841-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 232 students
Rank: #55.
Creative Arts Charter
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1601 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3509
Grades: K-8
| 435 students
Rank: #66.
Kipp San Francisco College Preparatory
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1195 Hudson Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 643-6951
Grades: 9-12
| 393 students
Rank: #77.
Kipp San Francisco Bay Academy
Charter School
Math: 22% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1430 Scott St. Third Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 440-4306
Grades: 5-8
| 310 students
Rank: #88.
Kipp Bayview Academy
Charter School
Math: 19% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1060 Key Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 467-2522
Grades: 5-8
| 258 students
Rank: #99.
Kipp Bayview Elementary School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
948 Hollister
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 404-2602
Grades: K-4
| 188 students
Rank: n/an/a
Academy - Sf @mcateer
Alternative School
555 Portola Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 695-5700
Grades: 9-12
| 347 students
Rank: n/an/a
625 Douglas St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 695-5695
Grades: K-5
| 472 students
Rank: n/an/a
Aptos Middle School
105 Aptos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 469-4520
Grades: 6-8
| 855 students
Rank: n/an/a
680 18th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8460
Grades: K-5
| 389 students
Rank: n/an/a
Asawa (Ruth) Sf Sch Of The Arts A Public School
Alternative School
555 Portola Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 695-5700
Grades: 9-12
| 750 students
Rank: n/an/a
Balboa High School
1000 Cayuga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-4090
Grades: 9-12
| 1,262 students
Rank: n/an/a
2055 Silver Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 642-8901
Grades: 6-8
| 196 students
Rank: n/an/a
2641 25th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-5780
Grades: K-5
| 229 students
Rank: n/an/a
3351 23rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-5881
Grades: K-8
| 591 students
400 Mansell St.
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 469-4550
Grades: 9-12
| 1,144 students
Rank: n/an/a
375 Seventh St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 355-6916
Grades: K-8
| 575 students
1360 Oakdale Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 330-1540
Grades: K-5
| 107 students
Rank: n/an/a
825 Shotwell St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-5765
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: n/an/a
350 Brd.way St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 291-7946
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: n/an/a
1250 Waller St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 241-6325
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: n/an/a
500 Clarendon Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 759-2796
Grades: K-5
| 511 students
Rank: n/an/a
455 Athens St.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-4709
Grades: K-5
| 318 students
Rank: n/an/a
2725 Ca St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3505
Grades: K-5
| 132 students
Rank: n/an/a
940 Filbert St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 749-3550
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
241 Oneida Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-4535
Grades: 6-8
| 794 students
Rank: n/an/a
Downtown High School
Alternative School
693 Vermont St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5860
Grades: 9-12
| 134 students
50 Pomona Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 330-1526
Grades: K-5
| 165 students
Rank: n/an/a
70 Delta St.
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 330-1537
Grades: K-5
| 125 students
Rank: n/an/a
Everett Middle School
450 Church St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 241-6344
Grades: 6-8
| 598 students
Rank: n/an/a
2550 25th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 615-8460
Grades: K-5
| 406 students
Rank: n/an/a
Five Keys Adult School (Sf Sheriff's)
Charter School
70 Oak Grove
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 71 students
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San Francisco, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2641 25th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-5875
Grades: K-5
| 393 students
735 24th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8464
Grades: K-5
| 421 students
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 841-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 288 students
1195 Hudson St.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 695-5390
Grades: 7-9
| 164 students
3531 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 970-3330
Grades: K-8
| 734 students
655 Deharo St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5905
Grades: 6-8
| 135 students
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 469-4547
Grades: 6-8
| 192 students
70 Oak Grove
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 141 students
1 Moreland Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 354 students
70 Oak Grove
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 3,203 students
50 Phelan Ave., Sci Hall Room
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 452-5768
Grades: 9-12
| 133 students
1601 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3509
Grades: K-5
| 96 students
655 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5866
Grades: 9-12
| 126 students
2601 Mission St 9th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-0669
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
651 Eighth St. Bldg. 229 Treas
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 397-8957
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-4580
Grades: 6-8
| 251 students
1195 Hudson Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 550-5920
Grades: 9-12
| 123 students
1350 Seventh Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 242-2601
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
948 Hollister Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 657-0277
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
1350 7th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 762-8800
Grades: 6-12
| 82 students
727 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 241-6320
Grades: K-5
| 227 students
Us Naval Station
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 291-7928
Grades: K-5
| 98 students
1351 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 241-6325
Grades: K-5
| 294 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in San Francisco, CA?
The top ranked public schools in San Francisco, CA include Alamo Elementary School, West Portal Elementary School and Mission Preparatory.
How many public schools are located in San Francisco, CA?
134 public schools are located in San Francisco, CA.
What percentage of students in San Francisco, CA go to public school?
69% of all K-12 students in San Francisco, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in San Francisco, CA?
San Francisco, CA public schools minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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