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About This School

Presidio Middle School is a public middle school in San Francisco. The principal of Presidio Middle School is Tony Payne, whose e-mail is deaa@sfusd.edu. 1,188 students attend Presidio Middle School and identify as Multiracial, Hispanic, and Asian. 8% of the Presidio Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 49% of the 1,188 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Presidio Middle School is 21:1. Katherine Delmar Burke 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
Multiracial 9% %
Hispanic 8% 23%
Asian 59% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 12%
Filipino 3% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 11%
Unspecified 10% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 56447%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 56%
Limited English proficiency 8% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think Presidio Middle School is one of the most overrated middle schools in the city. The administrators staff and teachers do not about the well being of your child. They mostly care about their STAR testing scores and maintaining their status. There is a big lack of concern for the behavior of students and teachers and counselors either look the other way and ignore it pretend as if it isn't happening or they just don't care. Some teachers and staff are so old that they are only at the school to collect a paycheck. I'm thinking "If you don't want to be here I'm sure there are a bunch of unemployed YOUNG VIBRANT and YOUTHFUL teachers willing to take up the spot and make a difference in a young kids' life." However there are those few (and I mean few) teachers that actually make kids accountable for their actions (i.e. homework assignments actions toward other students etc.) but unfortunately they go unnoticed. The administrators are super unorganized unethical and uncaring - They let the troublesome kids get away with murder and punish good kids who they know won't defend themselves. The school has been a huge disappointment and I'm glad my child is leaving.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two kids in Presidio. The school is large and the classrooms have 35 students on average. Parents must rely on school loop to keep in touch with teachers who are too busy to contact parents if there is a problem. That said my kids love the school. They are both in AP classes and thriving. There is a culture here where it is cool for boys to study. My kids friends are diverse studious with a good school/play balance. I decided on this school for its academics;and when I walked around the playground the students were not clumped up in separate racial groups but playing together. The band program is amazing. The administrative staff I have dealt with have been helpful. I wish the classes were smaller.

  • (2 years ago)

    Not pleased with the school expected much more from it teachers communication with kids and parents doens't exist. Noone cares about your child at this school just asking for money every Wednesday. Will be looking to change the school next year. Very dissapointed.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was nervous about sending my daughter to such a big school but we're been pleasantly surprised. Mostly excellent teachers challenging work a reasonable level of homework good drama PE sports chorus jazz band orchestra and outdoor education options like trips to Yosemite. It probably helps if your child comes in knowing some classmates and can learn well in a fairly traditional classroom setting.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think that Presidio Middle school is a excellent school our Principal is a smart and energetic woman she is always doing her tireless work with all the teachers and all the personal at school. Teacher are excellent kind and care about the students education.The programs are very good specially Math programs Art and music Computer P.E their sport team are great the Outdoor Education trip are excellent for the kids there that complement the education that Presidio gives to them. The parents work all together to help our school and support them through PTA and Fundraiser activities. I think Presidio has all in one its just a great well coordinate public school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The parent who gave Presidio one star I wonder about his/her child. Howevr one can't completely blame a system. Could it be his child has challenges and need special attention? Only this parent and field expert would be able to answer but for my child she is excelling at Presidio in her AP classes. She has several amazing teachers who work tirelessly; I'm really impressed especially when there is so much cut-backs in the public schools. So for the parent with the kid that has been 'damaged' by his/hers experience at Presidio Middle I'm very sorry to hear and hope you find the perfect environment for your kid.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son stated to attend this great school. My experience is the best so far teacher are nice and care about the students and recognize their work the staff is nice . Their elective are many they have a strong math program that my son likes. I think is just a great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is not a perfect school and the teachers are not that great. It is a very "public education" school and they let you know they can do so much...in so many ways. Yes there are a couple of good teachers that care but mostly in the 35 plus student classroom who is really benefitting? I think these reviews are not accurate. My child was getting A's and B+ until they attended this school. The cracks are so big and apparent that any child that is looking to make new friends at a new school are almost given the thumbs up to fall straight down them. There is no social schooling as far as how to behave or handle responsibility ie.extreme homework communication...! Now we have to deal with therapy counsellling tutoring and a new school. What a waste of a childs time.

  • (4 years ago)

    Presidio is a great middle school offering a wide variety of electives from homemaking to jazz band to orchestra. Most teachers are supportive of different learners and are willing accomodate their needs in the classroom. Fortunately the few teachers who are not on board are leaving the school this year!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are fantastic and really care about hte kids. They go the extra mile to work with the parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    I LOVE the music program and the music teacher Ms. Gomez. I had always thought that my child was nonmusical and was astonished when Ms. Gomez awakened a real interest (and talent) in her. My child is really excited about learning her instrument and looks forward to band class each day.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kid love it. Great teachers and staff. Good sport & music program.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a great feeling as a parent to enter Presidio Middle School at the end of the day and be greeted by the principal with a smile and even stopping a second to chat. This personal connection is pervasive among the teachers and associates as well. It is no wonder my son remains enthusiastic about going to school and talking about his teachers schoolwork and the after-school program. Thumbs up!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a great school with a great staff and it's a really fine stepping stone to get our children from the nest of Elementary School into the freedom of High School and beyond.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a two daughters at presidio (6th and 8th) and am continually impressed with the staff teachers and the principal. Everybody is available for questions/concerns the teachers really care about their students and there is lots of extracurricular activity. Great sports music and arts programs. Super after-school program by the Richmond Beacon.

  • (4 years ago)

    Despite a tight budget Presidio offers an array of electives and extra curricular activities. BEST BAND! Love the staff and teachers and parental involvement!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child loves school so much. The wonderful and excited outdoor ed program is her favorite.

  • (4 years ago)

    Presidio provides a great variety of courses and its music teachers are very dedicated.

  • (4 years ago)

    Presidio provides the academic challenge my child needs for his education career as well as the extracuriculum. But above all my child is nourished with care and respect by the staff and the after-school staff from the Richmond Beacon Center. He has adapted to the transition and feel safte by meeting all new friends.

  • (4 years ago)

    Presidio is an wonderful school. The school is safe and my student is challenged and learning a lot. The teachers make themselves available at lunchtime to help and work with the students! My older son attended Presidio and is now attending an independent high school. He finds that he is completely able to keep up with his classmates who attended other independent schools!

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