School Details

Downtown High School

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

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 253 students 16 students/teacher ( avg is )

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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified School District average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Downtown High School is a public high school. The principal of Downtown High School is Ellen Wong and can be contacted at wonge2@sfusd.edu. 253 students attend Downtown High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 21% of the Downtown High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 74% of the 253 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Downtown High School is 16:1. International Studies Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% %
Pacific Islander 8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 6% %
Hispanic 50% 23%
Asian 5% 41%
Filipino 4% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Unspecified 2% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Multiracial 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 56%
Limited English proficiency 21% 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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