School Details

Downtown High School

693 Vermont Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5860
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 239 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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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  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Downtown High School is a public high school in San Francisco. The principal of Downtown High School is Ellen Wong and can be contacted at alvaradom@sfusd.edu. 239 students attend Downtown High School and are mostly Filipino, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 24% of the Downtown High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 239 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Downtown High School is 16:1. International Studies Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 7% 6%
Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 6% 56447%
Hispanic 49% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 12%
Unspecified 2% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Asian 15% 41%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 56%
Limited English proficiency 24% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I've never seen my son so excited to go to school! When all else had failed their approach has certainly made a drastic change in his attitude towards learning. Thank you.

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