Downtown High School

  • Downtown High School serves 178 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Downtown High School operates within the San Francisco Unified School District.
  • San Francisco Unified School District's 80% graduation rate is lower than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 178 students has declined by 29% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students178 students
Downtown High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Downtown High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Downtown High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeDowntown High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:124:1
Downtown High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
2%
1%
Downtown High School American Indian Students (1991-2015)
Asian
7%
11%
Downtown High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
56%
54%
Downtown High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
26%
6%
Downtown High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
4%
24%
Downtown High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
3%
1%
Downtown High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Downtown High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsDowntown High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.620.64
Downtown High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
50%
Downtown High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
9%
Downtown High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • San Francisco Unified School District's student population of 57,361 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,999 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,837 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District NameSan Francisco Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
126
4
Number of Students Managed57,3611,597
San Francisco Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate80%83%
San Francisco Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$691 MM$17 MM
San Francisco Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$797 MM$18 MM
San Francisco Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,999$10,238
San Francisco Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,837$10,739
San Francisco Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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