San Francisco, California

Does San Francisco, California have good schools?

When determining if San Francisco, California, has good schools, we analyze key factors including math proficiency, reading/language proficiency, students-per-teacher ratio, average teacher salaries, National Blue Ribbon awards, Spelling Bee and STEM/non-STEM national competitions, and more.

SchoolsNational RankingsPrivate School Enrollment
Elementary schools in San FranciscoScored 48.7Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 48.7 to elementary education in San Francisco, California (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.27.8%
Middle schools in San FranciscoScored 44.8Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 44.8 to middle education in San Francisco, California (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.33.5%
High schools in San FranciscoScored 40.7Dwellics analytics team assigned the score [r_high] to high education in San Francisco, California (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.25.5%

Dwellics searched for winners of 69 nationwide competitions for school children in both STEM and non-STEM fields and found 97.0 winners in San Francisco, California in the last 5 years.

Elementary Schools in San Francisco, California

There are 82 public elementary schools in San Francisco, California. The public elementary schools in San Francisco are rated 48.7 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among elementary school students, approximately 27.8% are enrolled at private schools in San Francisco.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in San Francisco, California at the elementary level is 48.9%, and proficient in reading & language arts 51.5%.

The average salary of an elementary school teacher in San Francisco is $61,431 per year. The average number of elementary school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in San Francisco is 21.0.

Middle Schools in San Francisco, California

There are 16 public middle schools in San Francisco, California. The public middle schools in San Francisco are rated 44.8 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among middle school students, approximately 33.5% are enrolled at private schools in San Francisco.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in San Francisco, California at the middle schools level is 39.4%, and proficient in reading & language arts 48.8%.

The average salary of a middle school teacher in San Francisco is $53,153 per year. The average number of middle school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in San Francisco is 19.0.

High Schools in San Francisco, California

There are 28 high schools in San Francisco, California. The public high schools in San Francisco are rated 40.7 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among high school students, approximately 25.5% are enrolled at private schools in San Francisco.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in San Francisco, California at the high school level is 33.6%, and proficient in reading & language arts 48.8%.

The average salary of a high school teacher in San Francisco is $44,774 per year. The average number of high school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in San Francisco is 18.0.

Pros and Cons of living in San Francisco, California in reviews from users in their own words:

ProsCons
  • "Ability to make friends, amount of activities"
  • "weather"
  • "nature, parks, climate"
  • "weather, food, density, culture, walkable"
  • "safe and diverse and cheap"
  • "ocean"
  • "Weather, size, people"
  • "Weather"
  • "weather"
  • "Economy, religion, arts"
  • "Vibrancy, local neighborhood, weather"
  • "Natural beauty. Temperate weather"
  • "Adventure "
  • "Great food and bar selection, a lot of diversity, and great city vibes."
  • "Everything except the cost and traffic."
  • "Things to do outside"
  • "outdoor recreation, music, running groups, biking groups, yoga"
  • "too expensive"
  • "Access to nature, skiing, great weather, good food, culture, excellent medical system"
  • "Very walkable, convenient, sunny, access to Asian groceries"
  • "mild weather, slower pace of life, friendly people, nature, being outside, good food, good jobs "
  • "weather, education, culture "
  • "walkable, sunny"
  • "Homelessness, taxes, feeling unsafe, expensive"
  • "crime, crowded"
  • "expensive"
  • "expensive, dirty, crime "
  • "It's very diverse, has good food"
  • "city"
  • "distance from family, cost of living"
  • "Economy"
  • "homelessness"
  • "Lack of community, selfish culture, high cost of living"
  • "Crime, cost of living, high taxes, homelessness, bad schools, anti-car"
  • "Crime"
  • "Dirty, expensive, sometimes dangerous."
  • "Cannot buy in presidio "
  • "Chilly weather, Dirty and too much homelessness "
  • "real state prices"
  • "Expensive, poor public infrastructure, traffic, terrible public schools, dirty, unsafe"
  • "Cold, package theft sometimes"
  • "not sure"
  • "no romance"
  • "homelessness, chilly, taxes, expensive"

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