South San Francisco Unified School District

398 B St.
South San Francisco, CA 94080-4423
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 7,915 students in South San Francisco Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in South San Francisco Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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
17 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
7,915 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
408 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

South San Francisco Unified School District, which is ranked #544 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 87% has decreased from 92% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#513 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of South San Francisco Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South 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)
47%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South 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
87%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of South 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:

Diversity Score
0.63
0.63
# American Indian Students
10 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
2,844 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
36%
12%
# Hispanic Students
3,827 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
48%
56%
# Black Students
94 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
522 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
7%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
131 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
487 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
613
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
578
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
607
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
580
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
571
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
597
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
599
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
559
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
567
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
640
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
680
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
623
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
701
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,195 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,454 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$152 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of South 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
$146 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of South 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
$19,195
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in South 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,454
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in South 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 2020-21 school year data.

Best South San Francisco Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Monte Verde Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2551 St. Cloud Dr.
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 877-8838
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #22.
Westborough Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2570 W.borough Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8848
Grades: 6-8
| 516 students
Rank: #33.
Skyline Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
55 Christen Ave.
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 877-8941
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #44.
El Camino High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1320 Mission Rd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8806
Grades: 9-12
| 1,213 students
Rank: #55.
Buri Buri Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
325 Del Monte Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8776
Grades: K-5
| 575 students
Rank: #66.
Baden High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
825 S.wood Dr.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8769
Grades: 9-12
| 111 students
Rank: #77.
South San Francisco High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 B St.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8754
Grades: 9-12
| 1,320 students
Rank: #88.
Junipero Serra Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
151 Victoria St.
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 877-8853
Grades: K-5
| 294 students
Rank: #99.
Ponderosa Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
295 Ponderosa Rd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8825
Grades: K-5
| 373 students
Rank: #1010.
Alta Loma Middle School
Math: 32% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
116 Romney Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8797
Grades: 6-8
| 641 students
Rank: #1111.
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Miller Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8784
Grades: K-5
| 325 students
Rank: #1212.
Parkway Heights Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
650 Sunset Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8788
Grades: 6-8
| 568 students
Rank: #1313.
Spruce Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
501 Spruce Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8780
Grades: K-5
| 430 students
Rank: #1414.
Los Cerritos Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
210 W. Orange Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8841
Grades: K-5
| 278 students
Rank: #1515.
Martin Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Sch St.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-3955
Grades: K-5
| 357 students
Rank: n/an/a
Community Day
Alternative School
201 W. Orange Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 616-3882
Grades: 6-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
1400 Hillside Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8720
Grades: K-5
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to South San Francisco Unified School District?
South San Francisco Unified School District manages 17 public schools serving 7,915 students.
What is the rank of South San Francisco Unified School District?
South San Francisco Unified School District is ranked #544 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 50%) 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: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in South San Francisco Unified School District?
48% of South San Francisco Unified School District students are Hispanic, 36% of students are Asian, 7% of students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of South San Francisco Unified School District?
South 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 South San Francisco Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $18,454 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 17 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 7,915 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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