School Details

Giannini (A.P.) Middle School

3151 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-2770
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1193 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

86%
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77%
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

83%
64%
60%
78%
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

74%
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50%
74%
59%
57%
11%
12%
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70%
54%
52%
76%
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

Giannini (A.P.) Middle School is a public middle school in San Francisco. The principal of Giannini (A.P.) Middle School is Leslie A. Trook and can be contacted at trookl@sfusd.edu. 1,193 students attend Giannini (A.P.) Middle School and are mostly Hispanic, Unspecified, and Asian. 11% of the Giannini (A.P.) Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 1,193 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Giannini (A.P.) Middle School is 20:1. Lawton Alternative Elementary 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

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 23%
Unspecified 7% 5%
Asian 68% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 12%
Multiracial 6% %
Filipino 4% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 56447%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 56%
Limited English proficiency 11% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a daughter who is in the 6th grade this year. She adjusted to AP Giannini Middle school without any problems and that is due to all who are involved from the teachers principal staff and parents. Any worries or doubts I had before she started going to the school has gone away. I'm grateful to the school for making my daughter feel not only comfortable but safe!

  • (1 year ago)

    I absolutely loved this school. I'm about to graduate from APG and I'm so sad that i have to leave! I met so many people there and i became close friends with them. The teachers are so nice! They take their time to help you and other students along with making sure you have a good education. At A.P.G we didn't get to go to Washington D.C. but there's so many more other activities that A.P.G. provides. The electives are really good too! I was in Orchestra and yes i did go through a few teachers but it was really fun being there. There are some cons but there are also pros. Not everything can be judged by other peoples perspective. The best way to actually get the scoop and know what actually happens is to go there yourself and see how it is! (

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from that wonderful school! I love every part of it expect just one teacher! The school have LOTS of great teacher!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is about to graduate from A.P. Giannini. Our experience has been nothing less than spectacular. His teachers are a group of inspired educators who love what they do. A Fantastic bunch....Miss Christ Mr. Lie Mr. Talsky Miss Kramling Mr. Johnson Miss Oliver..... the list is long. I could have named many many more. They each made my son feel capable and interested. His counselor Miss Sendejo helped him change easily from a class that he felt wasn't a good match for him. My son has said things like "I never liked history before having Mr. Lie and Mr Talsky they make it interesting" He is stuggling in Algebra 2 a bit now and his teacher comes in in her spare time before school and tutors the kids who need it! Unbelievable. I felt comforted when he started that they keep all of the sixth graders separate and make them take an intro course to each elective so that when they return as seventh graders they know what they enjoyed most and can spend a full year focused on it. The school also has a fully funded (though impacted) after school program run by Sunset Beacon. Thank you A.P. for the great experience! I look forward to having my daughter attend in a year.

  • (3 years ago)

    A.P Giannini ROCKS! It's the Best School Ever! A.P Giannini School has excellent teahers amazing temwork strong principal school leadership and challenging academic programs. There is activity day where sctudents could and may choose their activity like ice skating rock climbing bicycling and even to the Giants' Game. It's the best. I love A.P Giannini! The mascot of A.P Giannini is the JAGUARS! The P.E programs are amazing! The P.E teachers have amazing talent. Go Jaguars! I love A.P Giannini! I am currently a sixth grader at A.P Giannini! My older brother is also currently an eight gader! A.P Giannini trained my brother to have excellent and superior math academic skills. The teachers and principal are all nice. A.P Giannini is a loving communtiy for everyone to learn and have fun! There is no bullying and A.P is the best middle school in the whole California District! Go Jaguars! -A student And this year Graduation was different but i completely learned alot . I'd love to thank the teachers & staff for being so supportive . Go Jags !

  • (3 years ago)

    The Police is at the school almost everyday. Students walk the halls instead of being in class. The school gym smells like dead animals. The boy's and girl's bathrooms are not cleaned everyday. Some of the teacher's and Principal cannot handle the student's. The Principal has no leadership skills. The principal has $135 000.00 in the Trust Fund and she will not use it for teacher's instead she uses it for people she like. She spent $34 000.00 to keep a full-time counselor instead of a teacher. What kind of leadership is that? There is 1 200 students at A.P. Giannini and I never see any parents until parent teacher conference week. How many parents are there everyday or once a week?

  • (3 years ago)

    A.P Giannini ROCKS! It's the Best School Ever! A.P Giannini School has excellent teahers amazing temwork strong principal school leadership and challenging academic programs. There is activity day where sctudents could and may choose their activity like ice skating rock climbing bicycling and even to the Giants' Game. It's the best. I love A.P Giannini! The mascot of A.P Giannini is the JAGUARS! The P.E programs are amazing! The P.E teachers have amazing talent. Go Jaguars! I love A.P Giannini! I am currently a sixth grader at A.P Giannini! My older brother is also currently an eight gader! A.P Giannini trained my brother to have excellent and superior math academic skills. The teachers and principal are all nice. A.P Giannini is a loving communtiy for everyone to learn and have fun! There is no bullying and A.P is the best middle school in the whole California District! Go Jaguars! -A student

  • (5 years ago)

    A P Giannini Rocks!!!! I'm a student currently in 8th grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has really taught me alot over the past 3 years . And this year Graduation was different but i completely learned alot . I'd love to thank the teachers & staff for being so supportive . Go Jags !

  • (5 years ago)

    obviously the previously posted parent is not going to the PTA meetings. They spent an entire PTA going over the GATE program and they sent out information in the Wednesday envelopes. Read your Wednesday envelope. The Honors program doesn't start until 7th grade but they do separate the kids into different levels based on whether they were GATE identified from elementary school. I do have to agree that there is considerable effort on the part of the staff to control the trouble-makers but that's were the effort should be spent. The trouble-makers are the ones causing the problems. The music program is amazing. Mr. Richards the orchestra teacher is amazing too.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent I have been immensely disappointed in this school. My son is in the 6th grade and they have provided no honors classes no GATE instruction or anything to help the more advanced students. All the effort I see is spent on the trouble-makers and believe me there are many. It is not at all the community school that the principal led us to believe just stand outside at dismissal one day and you will see the out of control kids. Its really a shame b/c apparently this used to be a good school. I still gave it three stars because of the amazing band teacher Ms. Whitney. They are lucky to have her.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is awesome!! I love it! The school is very bright and huge.

  • (6 years ago)

    APG is fun. i love everything at this school. AP has so much fun teachers that are fun to talk to and help learning fun. I reaally will miss AP soo much when i graduate! I can't wait for our 8th grade events near the end of the year like Great America ect! Plus all the concerts we'll be doing. Can't Wait!

  • (6 years ago)

    A.p. Is Awesome! Great Staff Wonderful Teachers Very Few Delinquents and it is very easy to make friends. I am an 8th grader and so far my experience has been awesome im looking forward to this year and the great experiences awaiting. p.s. we also have a prestigious bell group! p.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just graduated yesterday and will soon be going to gallileo I loved the school you really feel like a comunity all the teachers are great you learn a lot they support comunity service have great art proggrams I actually in the band program for 3 years I started on a new instrument loved the school

  • (7 years ago)

    I just graduated A.P. Giannini this June I now am currently attending Lowell High School. I loved my teachers (To name a few Ms. Stevens in social studies science and english; Ms. Hanna in science; Mr. Richards in orchestra; Ms. Erickson in social studies and physical education.) Their teacher quality are the best and it completely helped me to prepare for Lowell.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm an eighth grader in AP Giannini right now. ) I must say I'm pretty proud of my school. XD The teachers are wonderful and a lot of students get really good grades. My brother has graduated already and he had a wonderful time. My relatives also went to AP and they loved it. I hope to get the same experience as they do. The music teachers are the best! They are great at what they do and teach even though I'm only in orchestra. But I basically love a lot of my teachers. ) They are always willing to help out and answer any questions you have. I find it an honor to be in AP and so should your child!

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a parent of an 8th grade boy graduating in June 2006. His 3-year experience at Gianinni (in the honors program) has been excellent. Most of his teachers have been really engaged committed and caring. (A few to mention out of many Mr. Talsky in social studies Ms. Cawthon in science Ms. Whitney in band.) Ms. Trook the principal is also a very caring person who seems to run a very tight ship. The counselors who stay with a class throughout their 3-year career do a pretty terriffic job especially considering the number of kids they are responsible for. The music program is justly renowned. We consider ourselves lucky that our son ended up at 'A.P.'

  • (9 years ago)

    My son graduated from AP this past school year. Due to parent involvement in the school AP has been able to continue to offer a wonderful music and art program to the students. The teachers are very involved in the success of the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended A.P. and have done well. My eldest entered a private high school and was pretty well prepared academically. I was very happy to have my son attend as well and I believe his backround at AP will also prepare him for the academic rigors of a private high school.

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