Academy of Arts and Sciences

555 Portola Drive, San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 695-5700
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 341 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified School District average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
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  • San Francisco Unified School District average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified School District average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Academy of Arts and Sciences is a public high school. The principal of Academy of Arts and Sciences is Greg Markwith, who can be contacted at markwithg@sfusd.edu. 341 students attend Academy of Arts and Sciences and are mostly Filipino, Unspecified, and Hispanic. 10% of the Academy of Arts and Sciences students are "limited in English proficiency." 57% of the 341 students here have subsidized lunches. Asawa (Ruth) San Francisco School of the Arts, A Public Scho is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 5% 6%
Unspecified 5% 5%
Hispanic 46% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 14% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 56%
Limited English proficiency 10% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have attended Academy of Arts and Sciences and I must say I got to really know myself and become the individual I am today as it definitely promotes being yourself. Academically however Academy does not strive to prepare students for college. Some teachers are great but most of the time I just felt like it could have been more intensive. Counselors did not expect much of us as they pretty much want you out with a high school diploma and thats it. Many kids drop out or switch schools by junior year. I would definitely recommend going somewhere else if you're looking for an academically encouraging school.

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