San Francisco Unified School District

555 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-5207
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 113 public schools serving 51,715 students in San Francisco Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in San Francisco Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
113 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
51,715 Students
5,953,047 Students
# Teachers
2,510 Teachers
264,842 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

San Francisco Unified School District, which is ranked #454 of all 1,873 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 87% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#453 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of San Francisco Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
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.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
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.
Graduation Rate
(19-20)
87%
85%
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 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.75
0.63
# American Indian Students
123 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
19,393 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
38%
12%
# Hispanic Students
14,618 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
56%
# Black Students
3,251 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
6%
5%
# White Students
7,655 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
15%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
393 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
6,277 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
12%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
4,338
458,234
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,191
423,255
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,165
429,448
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,195
436,256
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,292
444,008
# Students in 5th Grade:
4,013
446,301
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,403
437,800
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,500
457,732
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,600
465,149
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,670
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,166
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,152
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,030
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,245 is higher than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,586 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$1,047 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$1,013 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,245
$19,734
This chart display average revenue per public school student in San Francisco Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,586
$19,832
This chart display average spending per public school student in San Francisco Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best San Francisco Unified School District Public Schools (2023)

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
| 383 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
| 2,786 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
| 273 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
| 396 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
| 692 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
| 602 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
| 528 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
| 239 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
| 546 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
| 519 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
| 509 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
| 368 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
| 698 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 1,194 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 587 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| 1,074 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 429 students
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
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
| 551 students
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
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
| 386 students
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
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
| 381 students
Rank: #2222.
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
| 487 students
Rank: #2323.
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
| 373 students
Rank: #2424.
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
| 344 students
Rank: #2525.
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
| 489 students
Rank: #2626.
West Portal Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5 Lenox Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 759-2846
Grades: K-5
| 575 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
| 507 students
Rank: #2828.
Alamo Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
250 23rd Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8456
Grades: K-5
| 519 students
Rank: #2929.
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
| 347 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
| 212 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
| 384 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
| 255 students
Rank: #33 - 3533. - 35.
Asawa (Ruth) Sf School 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
| 776 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
| 253 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
| 659 students
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 113 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 51,715 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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