PROFICIENCY 47% 22% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
44%South San Francisco Unified
43%South San Francisco

South San Francisco High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "South San Francisco Unified" in South San Francisco, CA. There are a total of 1,403 students and 59 teachers at South San Francisco High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 485 free lunch students and 108 reduced lunch students.

South San Francisco High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 46.5%, which is 22% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch485
Reduced lunch108


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 South San Francisco 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 School30-34%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School63%

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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South San Francisco High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 5.9% 7.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.6% 2.0% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 30.8% 36.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 52.7% 45.6% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.1% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 3.0% 2.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.7% 6.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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South San Francisco demographics profile

StatisticSouth San FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)7,25523291
Median age38.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%52%55%
Speak English43%56%79%
Speak Spanish25%29%13%

Education level achieved in South San Francisco

IndexSouth San FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade83.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college63.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The South San Francisco High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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