School Details

Francisco Middle School

2190 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 291-7900
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 642 students 18 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

40%
62%
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59%
55%

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

42%
64%
60%
55%
64%
52%

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

47%
50%
50%
32%
59%
57%
30%
54%
52%
42%
64%
67%

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

Francisco Middle School is a public middle school in San Francisco. The principal of Francisco Middle School is Kennith Lee, who can be contacted at giampaolij@sfusd.edu. 642 students go to Francisco Middle School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 57% of the Francisco Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 642 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Francisco Middle School is 18:1. Saints Peter and Paul School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 66% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Filipino 4% 6%
Unspecified 3% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 12%
Hispanic 13% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 56447%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 56%
Limited English proficiency 57% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's great I love it so far I'm a 6th grader and its The best.People there are so friendly.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the best school ever. I had so much fun in this school. The fun parts were having so many activites and camping and other lunch games. And the p.e department has taught kids to play sports so well that they won so many awards

  • (4 years ago)

    I am an eigth grader at Francisco Middle school I join all sports and is in all honors classes. Once people hear about Francisco MS they instently think about all the negative things that have happened but in order to judge this school you must go here. Our teachers are great PE is outstanding and in sports we very well also. Actually the softball team made it to championships two years in a row thanks to wonderful coach Ms. Sui and helping coach Mr. Jung. Our principal and vice principal are epsecially what keeps us going. Very helping and very inspiring to all students. I would difinitely let my children attend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Overall Francisco is a good school. Except for the rare fights and occasional mini food fights. As long as you do your part nobody is going to punch you for no reason. I graduated from Francisco in 2009 as a school newspaper editor with outstanding algebra skills and top student in U.S. History. There are some good teachers in Francisco that really do beyond their part. Special thanks to James Michael Estes my English and US History teacher and my editor-in-chief for the school newspaper Francisco Free Press. Unfortunately my class is the last class he taught in Francisco. Also special thanks to Helen Yee my algebra and science teacher. Her algebra class might get a little dull sometimes which is the definition of math to a lot of people but she really teaches algebra. Memories of middle school will remain with me to my grave. -CL

  • (4 years ago)

    The students are the kindest and smartest. The teachers are the best and the administrators are Fabulous!

  • (5 years ago)

    Despite having the option to attend private school our daughter has had an excellent experience at Francisco. Her teachers are exciting devoted and talented and she has flourished learning from them. She is in the honors program which I highly recommend. Even the PE department is exceptional and has won numerous awards. Definitely consider this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is very attentive regarding all students and family members.

  • (5 years ago)

    Thios school has a long way to go. They really need to work hard on their race issues

  • (5 years ago)

    I am in seventh grade and I love love love Francisco Middle School!!! Seventh grade has been the best year of my entire life and all because of Francisco MS. I always feel completely at home here because of my wonderful caring teachers and close friends. This is by far a better school than many people say it is. It's simply fantastic and is getting better every day thanks to Ms. Giampoli and Mr. Lee principal and vice principal and all the wonderful teachers and faculty who work here. I wish I could attend this school for the rest of my academic career!

  • (5 years ago)

    People may say that students in this school causes lots of fights but if you think about it all schools have their bad things maybe worse then fights.(No school is perfect) Education here is not the best but if it was rated from one through 10...it would be a 8 in a half.(Teachers teach differently) I love this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Academically this school is a little rough around the edges. But that falls on the student not the teacher. Just about everything else outshines any other school. I have called this place my school for 2 years and as of tomorrow I can proudly call myself an 8th grader of Francisco Middle School. -B.L.

  • (6 years ago)

    There should always be enough learning materials for students. This is the school's budgets problem but a complaint should not be made with the school's poor academics rather than consider if parents are performing the right task of encouraging their child/children to learn. Most times a child's academic progress is really up to how close his/her family is connected.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is terrible!! It is unsafe for any student wanting to learn and get an education. There are constant fights swearing disrespect and just not a good school to have a child attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    I go here and i think its a great school! Class of 08!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Music and Sports activities are excellent. Needs more parent involvement in many areas lack of Encouragement for parent involvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academics are very very poor. Music drama and sports programs appear to be strong. Very low level of parent involvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is the best place for any student who just came in to the united states or is having problems in his/her other schools..cause almost all of the students but few in this school care about their grades and their citizenship rather then fights or any other activity that may not be unrelated to what is not to be in the schools of San Francisco.This has the bestest ratings in studys because they give your children the kind of study they need instead of just throwing them in a class where any other school would just throw them in.I have been in this school for almost three years and from what is going on in these schools these days I would rather prefer this school then any other from what I have heard about the other schools and for what I have seen in the other schools. so thank you.

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