San Francisco school information

IndexSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores52%53%68%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools1218,30879,235
Total private schools1113,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools441,0857,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in San Francisco are 23% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 121 public schools in San Francisco.
  • 86.4% of people in San Francisco have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.3% of people in San Francisco have completed high school.
  • 52.9% of people in San Francisco have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in San Francisco

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  • Academy Of Arts And Sciences555 Portola Dr.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 357 · Ratio: 0:126
  • Alamo Elementary250 23Rd Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 514 · Ratio: 0:181
  • Alvarado Elementary625 Douglas St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 52 · Ratio: 0:170
  • Aptos Middle105 Aptos Ave.Grades: 06 - 09Students: 1,022 · Ratio: 0:163
  • Argonne Elementary680 18Th Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 423 · Ratio: 0:179
  • Asawa (Ruth) San Francisco School Of The Arts, A P555 Portola Dr.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 637 · Ratio: 0:151
  • Balboa High1000 Cayuga Ave.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 1,361 · Ratio: 0:137
  • Bryant Elementary1050 York St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 24 · Ratio: 0:139
  • Buena Vista/ Horace Mann K-83351 23Rd St.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 196 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Burton (Phillip And Sala) Academic High400 Mansell St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 744 · Ratio: 0:131
  • Carmichael (Bessie)/Fec375 Seventh St.Grades: KG - 08Students: 679 · Ratio: 0:152
  • Carver (George Washington) Elementary1360 Oakdale Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 28 · Ratio: 0:147
  • Chavez (Cesar) Elementary825 Shotwell St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 47 · Ratio: 0:133
  • Chin (John Yehall) Elementary350 Broadway St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 257 · Ratio: 0:196
  • Chinese Education Center657 Merchant St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 76 · Ratio: 0:125
  • Chinese Immersion School At Deavila1250 Waller St.Grades: KG - 01Students: 154 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • City Arts And Tech High325 La Grande Ave.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 40 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Clarendon Alternative Elementary500 Clarendon Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 565 · Ratio: 0:190
  • Cleveland Elementary455 Athens St.Grades: KG - 11Students: 329 · Ratio: 0:133
  • Cobb (William L.) Elementary2725 California St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 182 · Ratio: 0:145
  • Creative Arts Charter1601 Turk St.Grades: KG - 08Students: 241 · Ratio: 0:159
  • Denman (James) Middle241 Oneida Ave.Grades: 04 - 08Students: 576 · Ratio: 0:138
  • Downtown High693 Vermont St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 239 · Ratio: 0:12
  • Drew (Charles) College Preparatory Academy50 Pomona Ave.Grades: KG - 03Students: 268 · Ratio: 0:128
  • Edison Charter Academy3531 22Nd St.Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:153
  • El Dorado Elementary70 Delta St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 296 · Ratio: 0:137
  • Everett Middle450 Church St.Grades: 05 - 08Students: 341 · Ratio: 0:131
  • Fairmount Elementary65 Chenery St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 368 · Ratio: 0:146
  • Feinstein (Dianne) Elementary2550 25Th Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 468 · Ratio: 0:178
  • Five Keys Adult School (Sf Sheriff'S)70 Oak GroveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 78 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Five Keys Charter (Sf Sheriff'S)70 Oak Grove St.Grades: 10 - 12Students: 265 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Five Keys Independence Hs (Sf Sheriff'S)70 Oak GroveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 299 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Flynn (Leonard R.) Elementary3125 Cesar Chavez St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 481 · Ratio: 0:143
  • Francisco Middle2190 Powell St.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 57 · Ratio: 0:141
  • Galileo High1150 Francisco St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 2,148 · Ratio: 0:139
  • Garfield Elementary420 Filbert St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 23 · Ratio: 0:178
  • Gateway High1430 Scott St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 454 · Ratio: 0:133
  • Gateway Middle1430 Scott St.Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:133
  • Giannini (A.P.) Middle3151 Ortega St.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 1,178 · Ratio: 0:172
  • Glen Park Elementary151 Lippard Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 341 · Ratio: 0:148
  • Grattan Elementary165 Grattan St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 38 · Ratio: 0:187
  • Guadalupe Elementary859 Prague St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 478 · Ratio: 0:161
  • Harte (Bret) Elementary1035 Gilman Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 24 · Ratio: 0:140
  • Hillcrest Elementary810 Silver Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 475 · Ratio: 0:144
  • Hoover (Herbert) Middle2290 14Th Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 1,144 · Ratio: 0:162
  • Independence High3045 Santiago St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 286 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • International Studies Academy655 De Haro St.Grades: 06 - 12Students: 433 · Ratio: 0:122
  • Jefferson Elementary1725 Irving St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 492 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Jordan (June) School For Equity325 La Grande Ave.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 238 · Ratio: 0:112
  • Key (Francis Scott) Elementary1530 43Rd Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 525 · Ratio: 0:178
  • King (Starr) Elementary1215 Carolina St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 345 · Ratio: 0:160
  • King Jr. (Martin Luther) Academic Middle350 Girard St.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 526 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Kipp Bayview Academy1060 Key Ave.Grades: 05 - 08Students: 25 · Ratio: 0:170
  • Kipp San Francisco Bay Academy1430 Scott St.Grades: 05 - 09Students: 332 · Ratio: 0:182
  • Lafayette Elementary4545 Anza St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 523 · Ratio: 0:184
  • Lakeshore Alternative Elementary220 Middlefield Dr.Grades: KG - 05Students: 554 · Ratio: 0:158
  • Lau (Gordon J.) Elementary950 Clay St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 665 · Ratio: 0:164
  • Lawton Alternative Elementary1570 31St Ave.Grades: KG - 08Students: 612 · Ratio: 0:186
  • Leadership High241 Oneida Ave. #301Grades: 08 - 12Students: 249 · Ratio: 0:121
  • Lick (James) Middle1220 Noe St.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 571 · Ratio: 0:146
  • Life Learning Academy Charter651 Eighth St., Bldg. 229 TiGrades: 09 - 12Students: 47 · Ratio: 0:16
  • Lilienthal (Claire) Elementary3630 Divisadero St.Grades: KG - 08Students: 672 · Ratio: 0:180
  • Lincoln (Abraham) High2162 24Th Ave.Grades: 08 - 12Students: 2,122 · Ratio: 0:142
  • Longfellow Elementary755 Morse St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 605 · Ratio: 0:162
  • Lowell High1101 Eucalyptus Dr.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 258 · Ratio: 0:182
  • Malcolm X Academy350 Harbor Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 86 · Ratio: 0:142
  • Marina Middle3500 Fillmore St.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 878 · Ratio: 0:157
  • Marshall (Thurgood) High45 Conkling St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 769 · Ratio: 0:121
  • Marshall Elementary1575 15Th St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 239 · Ratio: 0:146
  • Mccoppin (Frank) Elementary651 Sixth Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 257 · Ratio: 0:156
  • Mckinley Elementary1025 14Th St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 353 · Ratio: 0:169
  • Metropolitan Arts & Technology High1195 Hudson Ave.Grades: 08 - 12Students: 174 · Ratio: 0:120
  • Milk (Harvey) Civil Rights Elementary4235 19Th St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 246 · Ratio: 0:167
  • Miraloma Elementary175 Omar WayGrades: KG - 05Students: 361 · Ratio: 0:179
  • Mission Education Center1670 Noe St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 72 · Ratio: 0:111
  • Mission High3750 18Th St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 835 · Ratio: 0:119
  • Mission Preparatory75 Francis St.Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Monroe Elementary260 Madrid St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 51 · Ratio: 0:159
  • Moscone (George R.) Elementary2576 Harrison St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 331 · Ratio: 0:156
  • Muir (John) Elementary380 Webster St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 224 · Ratio: 0:141
  • New Traditions Elementary2049 Grove St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 229 · Ratio: 0:169
  • O'Connell (John) High2355 Folsom St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 586 · Ratio: 0:119
  • Ortega (Jose) Elementary400 Sargent St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 286 · Ratio: 0:170
  • Parker (Jean) Elementary840 Broadway St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 272 · Ratio: 0:163
  • Parks (Rosa) Elementary1501 O'Farrell St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 394 · Ratio: 0:155
  • Peabody (George) Elementary251 Sixth Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 25 · Ratio: 0:184
  • Presidio Middle450 30Th Ave.Grades: 05 - 08Students: 1,166 · Ratio: 0:171
  • Redding Elementary1421 Pine St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 327 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Revere (Paul) Elementary555 Tompkins Ave.Grades: KG - 08Students: 435 · Ratio: 0:147
  • Rooftop Elementary443 Burnett Ave.Grades: KG - 08Students: 593 · Ratio: 0:172
  • Roosevelt Middle460 Arguello Blvd.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 722 · Ratio: 0:163
  • S.F. County Civic Center Secondary727 Golden Gate Ave.Grades: KG - 12Students: 137 · Ratio: 0:19
  • S.F. County Court Woodside Learning Ctr375 Woodside Ave., W1Grades: 08 - 12Students: 135 · Ratio: 0:12
  • S.F. County Opportunity (Hilltop)555 Franklin St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 63 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • S.F. County Special Education750 25Th AveGrades: KG - 12Students: 33 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • S.F. International High1050 York St.Grades: 09 - 10Students: 132 · Ratio: 0:110
  • San Francisco Community Alternative125 Excelsior Ave.Grades: KG - 08Students: 289 · Ratio: 0:152
  • San Francisco County Rop1098 Harrison St.Grades: 10 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • San Francisco Flex Academy555 Post St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 75 · Ratio: 0:128
  • San Francisco Public Montessori2340 Jackson St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 56 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sanchez Elementary325 Sanchez St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 257 · Ratio: 0:147
  • Serra (Junipero) Elementary625 Holly Park Cir.Grades: KG - 05Students: 276 · Ratio: 0:140
  • Sheridan Elementary431 Capitol Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 215 · Ratio: 0:147
  • Sherman Elementary1651 Union St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 422 · Ratio: 0:185
  • Silicon Valley Flex Academy555 Post St.Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sloat (Commodore) Elementary50 Darien WayGrades: KG - 05Students: 379 · Ratio: 0:177
  • Spring Valley Elementary1451 Jackson St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 343 · Ratio: 0:166
  • Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary2051 34Th Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 472 · Ratio: 0:189
  • Sunnyside Elementary250 Foerster St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 319 · Ratio: 0:162
  • Sunset Elementary1920 41St Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 391 · Ratio: 0:185
  • Sutro Elementary235 12Th Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 246 · Ratio: 0:173
  • Taylor (Edward R.) Elementary423 Burrows St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 652 · Ratio: 0:175
  • Tenderloin Community627 Turk St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 362 · Ratio: 0:149
  • Tule Elk Park Children Center2110 Greenwich St.Grades: PK - PKStudents: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Ulloa Elementary2650 42Nd Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 50 · Ratio: 0:188
  • Visitacion Valley Elementary55 Schwerin St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 434 · Ratio: 0:154
  • Visitacion Valley Middle450 Raymond Ave.Grades: 05 - 08Students: 257 · Ratio: 0:124
  • Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High40 Vega St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 656 · Ratio: 0:144
  • Washington (George) High600 32Nd Ave.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 2,305 · Ratio: 0:135
  • Webster (Daniel) Elementary465 Missouri St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 229 · Ratio: 0:131
  • Wells (Ida B.) High1099 Hayes St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 245 · Ratio: 0:17
  • West Portal Elementary5 Lenox WayGrades: KG - 05Students: 574 · Ratio: 0:180
  • Yick Wo Elementary2245 Jones St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 263 · Ratio: 0:182
  • Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary1541 12Th Ave.Grades: KG - 08Students: 554 · Ratio: 0:189

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Education level achieved in San Francisco

IndexSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade86.4%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school85.3%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college73.6%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree58.4%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors52.9%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters20.7%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree7.2%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in San Francisco (high school & post-secondary)

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San Francisco, CA829,07252%23%

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Source: The San Francisco, CA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.