San Francisco Unified School District

555 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-5207
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

San Francisco Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 113 public schools serving 49,146 students in San Francisco Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in San Francisco Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 62% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 67% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
113 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
49,146 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
2,534 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

San Francisco Unified School District, which is ranked #105 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
#55 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of San Francisco Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
65-69%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of San Francisco Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
75-79%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of San Francisco Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
88%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of San Francisco Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.74
0.63
# American Indian Students
106 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
18,533 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
38%
12%
# Hispanic Students
14,529 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
29%
56%
# Black Students
3,047 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
6%
5%
# White Students
6,766 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
14%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
375 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
5,776 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
12%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
4,060
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,845
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,862
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,849
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,892
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,961
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,276
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,280
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,424
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,703
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,778
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,031
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,185
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,992 is higher than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,624 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$1,228 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of San Francisco Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$1,161 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of San Francisco Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$24,992
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in San Francisco Unified  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,624
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in San Francisco Unified  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best San Francisco Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Chinese Immersion School At Deavila
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1250 Waller St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 241-6325
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: #22.
Lowell High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 92% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1101 Eucalyptus Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 759-2730
Grades: 9-12
| 2,652 students
Rank: #33.
Peabody (George) Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
251 Sixth Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-8480
Grades: K-5
| 272 students
Rank: #44.
Sunset Elementary School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1920 41st Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-2760
Grades: K-5
| 401 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Chin (John Yehall) Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
350 Brd.way St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 291-7946
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Lilienthal (Claire) Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 82% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3630 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 749-3516
Grades: K-8
| 645 students
Rank: #77.
Lawton Alternative Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 81% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1570 31st Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-2832
Grades: K-8
| 597 students
Rank: #88.
Ulloa Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 76% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2650 42nd Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-2841
Grades: K-5
| 530 students
Rank: #99.
Yick Wo Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2245 Jones St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 749-3540
Grades: K-5
| 215 students
Rank: #1010.
Clarendon Alternative Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 82% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
500 Clarendon Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 759-2796
Grades: K-5
| 511 students
Rank: #1111.
Lafayette Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 76% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4545 Anza St.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8483
Grades: K-5
| 489 students
Rank: #1212.
Jefferson Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 76% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1725 Irving St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-2821
Grades: K-5
| 486 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Miraloma Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
175 Omar Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 469-4734
Grades: K-5
| 333 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Roosevelt Middle School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 77% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
460 Arguello Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-8446
Grades: 6-8
| 670 students
Rank: #1515.
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: #1616.
Giannini (A.p.) Middle School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 78% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3151 Ortega St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-2770
Grades: 6-8
| 1,178 students
Rank: #1717.
Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 75% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1541 12th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-2764
Grades: K-8
| 586 students
Rank: #1818.
Presidio Middle School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 73% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
450 30th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8435
Grades: 6-8
| 987 students
Rank: #1919.
Argonne Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
680 18th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8460
Grades: K-5
| 389 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Key (Francis Scott) Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 72% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1530 43rd Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-2811
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Ortega (Jose) Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Sargent St.
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 469-4726
Grades: K-5
| 365 students
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Sloat (Commodore) Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
50 Darien Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 759-2807
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #2323.
Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 68% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2051 34th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-2837
Grades: K-5
| 449 students
Rank: #2424.
Sunnyside Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
250 Foerster St.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-4746
Grades: K-5
| 337 students
Rank: #2525.
Mckinley Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1025 14th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 241-6300
Grades: K-5
| 277 students
Rank: #2626.
Feinstein (Dianne) Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 68% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2550 25th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 615-8460
Grades: K-5
| 406 students
Rank: #2727.
Alvarado Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 68% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
625 Douglas St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 695-5695
Grades: K-5
| 472 students
Rank: #2828.
Sherman Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1651 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 749-3530
Grades: K-5
| 285 students
Rank: #2929.
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: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Garfield Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
420 Filbert St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 291-7924
Grades: K-5
| 196 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Grattan Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
165 Grattan St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 759-2815
Grades: K-5
| 357 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Sutro Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
235 12th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-8525
Grades: K-5
| 226 students
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Asawa (Ruth) Sf Sch Of The Arts A Public School
Alternative School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
555 Portola Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 695-5700
Grades: 9-12
| 750 students
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
New Traditions Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2049 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 750-8490
Grades: K-5
| 233 students
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
40 Vega St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3469
Grades: 9-12
| 636 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to San Francisco Unified School District?
San Francisco Unified School District manages 113 public schools serving 49,146 students.
What is the rank of San Francisco Unified School District?
San Francisco Unified School District is ranked #105 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 10%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in San Francisco Unified School District?
38% of San Francisco Unified School District students are Asian, 29% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are White, 12% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of San Francisco Unified School District?
San Francisco Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is San Francisco Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $23,624 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 113 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 49,146 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : 88% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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