Sir Francis Drake High School

  • Sir Francis Drake High School serves 1,142 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Sir Francis Drake High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Sir Francis Drake High School's student population of 1,142 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,142 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sir Francis Drake High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sir Francis Drake High School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#1009 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sir Francis Drake High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
11%
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Hispanic
12%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sir Francis Drake High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
6%
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White
78%
24%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sir Francis Drake High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.380.64
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Graduation Rate
98%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTamalpais Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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I love drake. Its small learning communities like the SEA-DISC program really prepared me for my future, and gave me so many opportunities in life. Sadly the administration for the past years has been poor and is changing the unique school for the worse.
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