Downtown High School

Tel: (415)695-5860
  • 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 stayed relatively flat 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

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
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 Score0.620.41
Downtown High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
50%
Downtown High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
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 $12,136 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,995 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat 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$12,136$10,238
San Francisco Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,995$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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