PROFICIENCY 62% 63% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
46%San Francisco Unified
42%San Francisco

Balboa High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "San Francisco Unified" in San Francisco, CA. There are a total of 1,257 students and 64 teachers at Balboa High, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 738 free lunch students and 225 reduced lunch students.

Balboa High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 62.0%, which is 63% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch738
Reduced lunch225


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Balboa High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School50-54%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School70-74%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Balboa High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 5.4% 10.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 6.9% 9.7% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 41.1% 40.3% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 29.2% 27.3% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 3.0% 3.1% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 14.1% 7.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.3% 2.2% 3.1% 3.1%

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San Francisco demographics profile

StatisticSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)18,12823291
Median age38.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%52%55%
Speak English56%56%79%
Speak Spanish11%29%13%

Education level achieved in San Francisco

IndexSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college75.0%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree60.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors54.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters21.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.7%1.6%1.3%
Source: The Balboa High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.