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About This School

Mission High School is a public high school in San Francisco. The principal of Mission High School is Eric Guthertz and can be contacted at guthertze@sfusd.edu. 859 students go to Mission High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Hispanic. 42% of the Mission High School students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 859 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mission High School is 13:1. S.F. International High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Filipino 5% 6%
Hispanic 45% 23%
Asian 30% 41%
Unspecified 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 12%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 56447%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 56%
Limited English proficiency 42% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Mission High School is a great well-rounded school. My son has thrived here. MHS really cares about each student's education and well being. Willing students succeed here. Teachers are accessible and they communicate with you on how your child is doing. Kids keep busy because there are so many things to do and get involved. We love Mission HS.

  • (11 months ago)

    We couldn't be happier with Mission High School! Our son is a freshman and is thriving at Mission. The teachers have a thoughtful curriculum and keeps our son interested in classes. The updates through the school loop is outstanding. The sports program is disciplined and creates a strong sense of family with the team. Back to school night was done well as we had mini parent/teacher conferences with all of our son's teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is thriving at this school. The teachers are the best I have ever seen (and I've seen a lot of teachers). She is safe happy and feels like a part of the community after her first semester. I'm especially impressed by the resources this school has compared to other high schools.

  • (2 years ago)

    Mission high school is one of the best high schools in California am only freshman but i have learned a lot. The school is more like a big family.The classes don't have more than 20 students and it's good.when I first went to mission I was not happy thinking that it was bad but now no one can change my mind. I love mission and am going to Stanford with a 4 0 from mission high Plus AP classes are amazing there!!

  • (2 years ago)

    We have a 9th grader at Mission and a 11th grader at Lowell both great schools in different ways. Here are my impression FWIW. Mission class sizes are as low as 18 students Lowell as high as 40+. Lowell since it's bigger offers a greater variety of classes and most are more challenging Mission partners with City College to fill in the gaps and also grades students on personal achievement rather the curve which gives them a much better chance to get into college. Both have AP classes Lowell has more but Mission encourages more students to take them who normally wouldn't. Much more financial support from the district and beneficiaries for Mission (no one has asked us for any money yet a first!) but there's a dedicated successful fund-raising parent and alumni group from Lowell. Surprisingly advanced choir students at Mission are required to be able to read music at Lowell they aren't. Mission wins on architecture weather transportation location and student to faculty ratio. Lowell wins on academic reputation and performance. Both campuses are equally safe with dedicated staff though Mission's makes more of an effort with more to prove.

  • (3 years ago)

    i love mission lets go bears go mission is the best decision u could ever make there are the best teachers u can learn really quick the teachers are always pushing u to always do ur best and be positive peace and love society fashion music and to love ur self and u learn who to develop ur skills and how to protect ursef mission high is not th BAD school as some people out there say

  • (4 years ago)

    i was jsut like the rest of you i thought mission was this terrible school with bad kids but it's not! it actually isnt! I live 5 blocks from Wash and i've always wanted to go there. When i got the letter that i got in mission i cried. My sister told me to try mission out and if i end up not liking it i can always transfer. So i tried out mission and i end up LOVING IT!! it's an amazing school! 2 weeks later i got a call from Wash saying i got accepted into there school and i had the chance to transfer. I ended up rejecting them. Rejecting wash was the BEST decision i had ever made! Mission is truly getting better! Try it out and if you dont like it you can transfer! but i promise you YOU WILL LOVE IT! D

  • (4 years ago)

    i think Mission High School is the BEST school I have ever seen and entered in the world. I found myself here I found my dream here I love Mission! I love BEAR!

  • (4 years ago)

    Mission has all the top teachers in San Francisco

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Mission's Teachers. They're so cool and they always ready to help you out. Basically teachers are the second family of the students. They always look up on you if you're doing well or not. So it's nice to have someone like that in a place like school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Mission High school is the best school ever. Its diversity is the best thing of it to know more about other cultures and places is what makes Mission amazing. All the people are friendly and also they always try to help each other out. Mission High is colossal....

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson is now studying 9th grade at Mission High School. I felt very bad when he couldn't get into Lowell or lincoln or Washington at first because he always get very good grades and high GPA in K-8. Now I understand that we should not listen too much from other people. We should really take a step into the school touring before sending our kids there. Mission High is a very great school!! It's the best choice for kids I think. It's a beautiful and safe neighborhood. There are small size classes and nice teachers. I suggest other parents can take chace to walk around this compus.

  • (4 years ago)

    At first when I knew my son can not get admission to lincoln high I felt very unsad. Fortunely I decided to send my son to Mission High after the SF Unifie/consuloring's sugesstion. Now I found out that Mission High even much much more better than Lincoln. It's a very safe enviroment. It's an excellent school for your kids to study there.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a geat school! You won't feel regret to send your kids there.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is an excellent school. My daughter likes Mission High School more than Lincoln. It is a small class that the teachers can pay more attention. I hope some parents use eyes more than ears. Don't listen someone says Mission is not a good school use your eyes to see what it is. It is an awesome school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This high school is a great school! this coming year will be my sophmore year and i can't wait to come back to school! its environment is awesome just like the students although some people rate this high school with bad reputation i just want everybody to know that this is nooott a bad school for students who plan to go to college and keep moving forward in their lifes... I know it because i'll graduate in 2012 and so far everything is going well..Hope to be somebody important in my lifeeee

  • (6 years ago)

    very great environment and the reconstruction of the school creats a better environment for student

  • (6 years ago)

    EXCELLENT principal leadership with VERY small class sizes. Young teachers = inspired and more in-tune with students. Not enough extra curricular activities. Nice location in safe warm neighborhood. Need some money to make facilities nicer.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school! The teachers are kind and willing to help student.

  • (9 years ago)

    Mission is a very good school that is supportive of the parents and the students. They have a good communication repore and really try to provide a safe environment. There various sports and creative arts that are availalbe. The environment is diversed and the teacher are educated. My son reaaly enjoys his teachers and hates to miss school. I must let you know that my son is in special day classes.

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