Top 10 Best San Francisco Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 30 public high schools serving 19,822 students in San Francisco, CA.
The top ranked public high schools in San Francisco, CA are Lowell High School, Asawa (Ruth) Sf Sch Of The Arts A Public School and Washington (George) High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Francisco, CA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the California public high school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 51% statewide average). High schools in San Francisco have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of California public high schools.
San Francisco, CA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 47%, which is less than the California average of 87%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Lowell High School, with 98% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the California public high school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public High Schools in San Francisco, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lowell High School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1101 Eucalyptus Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 759-2730
Grades: 9-12
| 2,652 students
Rank: #22.
Asawa (Ruth) Sf Sch Of The Arts A Public School
Alternative School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
555 Portola Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 695-5700
Grades: 9-12
| 750 students
Rank: #33.
Washington (George) High School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
600 32nd Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,068 students
Rank: #44.
Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
40 Vega St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3469
Grades: 9-12
| 636 students
Rank: #55.
Balboa High School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1000 Cayuga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-4090
Grades: 9-12
| 1,262 students
Rank: #66.
Galileo High School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1150 Francisco St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 749-3430
Grades: 9-12
| 1,877 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Independence High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1350 7th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 242-2528
Grades: 9-12
| 137 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Life Learning Charter
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
651 Eighth St. Bldg. 229 Treas
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 397-8957
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Five Keys Adult School (Sf Sheriff's)
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
70 Oak Grove
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 71 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
S.f. County Opportunity (Hilltop)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1325 Florida St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 695-5606
Grades: 6-12
| 91 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Wells (Ida B.) High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1099 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 241-6315
Grades: 9-12
| 133 students
Rank: #1212.
Lincoln (Abraham) High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2162 24th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-2700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,920 students
Rank: #1313.
Academy - Sf @mcateer
Alternative School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
555 Portola Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 695-5700
Grades: 9-12
| 347 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
City Arts And Tech High School
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 841-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 232 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Gateway High School
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1430 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 500 students
Rank: #1616.
Burton (Phillip And Sala) Academic High School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
400 Mansell St.
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 469-4550
Grades: 9-12
| 1,144 students
Rank: #1717.
S.f. County Civic Center Secondary
Alternative School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
727 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 241-3000
Grades: 6-12
| 36 students
Rank: #1818.
Mission High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3750 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 241-6240
Grades: 9-12
| 1,080 students
Rank: #1919.
Kipp San Francisco College Preparatory
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1195 Hudson Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 643-6951
Grades: 9-12
| 393 students
Rank: #2020.
Leadership High School
Charter School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Seneca Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 841-8910
Grades: 9-12
| 316 students
Rank: #2121.
Five Keys Independence High School (Sf Sheriff's)
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
70 Oak Grove
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 2,352 students
Rank: #2222.
Downtown High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
693 Vermont St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5860
Grades: 9-12
| 134 students
Rank: #2323.
O'connell (John) High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2355 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-5370
Grades: 9-12
| 530 students
Rank: #2424.
Jordan (June) School For Equity
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 452-4922
Grades: 9-12
| 208 students
Rank: #2525.
Marshall (Thurgood) High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
45 Conkling St.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 695-5612
Grades: 9-12
| 526 students
Rank: #2626.
S.f. International High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
655 Deharo St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5781
Grades: 8-12
| 293 students
Rank: n/an/a
Five Keys Charter (Sf Sheriff's)
Charter School
1 Moreland Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 87 students
Rank: n/an/a
S.f. County Court Woodside Learning Center
Alternative School
375 Woodside Ave. W1
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 753-7792
Grades: 6-12
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
S.f. County Special Education
Special Education School
3045 Santiago St.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-2222
Grades: K-12
| 14 students
Rank: n/an/a
San Francisco County Rop
Vocational School
750 25th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 379-7764
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in San Francisco, California

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 high schools in San Francisco, CA?
The top ranked public high schools in San Francisco, CA include Lowell High School, Asawa (Ruth) Sf Sch Of The Arts A Public School and Washington (George) High School.
How many public high schools are located in San Francisco, CA?
30 public high schools are located in San Francisco, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in San Francisco, CA?
San Francisco, CA public high schools minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the California public high schools average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

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