San Francisco University High School

3065 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 447-3121

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Private Grades 9-12 389 students 8 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

San Francisco University High School is a private high school in San Francisco. The principal of San Francisco University High School is Ms. Susan Davenport. 389 students attend San Francisco University High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at San Francisco University High School is 8:1. Drew School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% %
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 61% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Asian 25% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 19% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing school!! Kids are very very smart--future leaders of USA! Teachers are very supportive and the quality of instruction is the best I've ever seen in any school. Very sophisticated faculty--most of them with Phd degree. It is truly comparable to schools of America like Phillips Academy Exeter or Andover. My son is Junior and he is getting an amazing education (he is absolutely ready for college). We are inspired!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Easily comparable to the great private schools of America like Andover. There are other credible private high schools in San Francvisco but no one with knowledge would bebate that UHS is at the top of the heap. A national innovator (created Summerbridge) an extraordinary curriculum and faculty just a jewel which attracts the best ina supportive atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    UHS has a great faculty who are always engaged in their jobs. I am a parent and I know that when my child is struggling with the rigorous academics they can sense it and strongly suggest meeting with them for extra help. The head of school is always up to date on the new scientific studies which involve student health and studying skills and is always readily available to us. University also offers a wide variety of extra curricular activities for all students including Zumba (latin dance) to the spring musical. This is by far the best high school in the bay area and I recommend all parents to highly consider this high school in the application process.

  • (6 years ago)

    Absolutely the best school in the city. A challenging academic experience without a doubt yet it is all worth it. The best part of the school is definitely the overwhelming support from the faculty and the truly strong sense of school spirit.

  • (6 years ago)

    Best academic school on the West Coast by far!! Amazing faculty support.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school is great. they let middle school students have a summer program called summerbridge there every year.

  • (9 years ago)

    University or UHS is an amazing place. Its name is rather appropriate as it is like going to college in high school. Though it is a challenging school it is not too overwhelming and offers almost 150 courses covering every discipline you'd ever be interested in. A huge number of athletic and art programs are readily available to students all of which are extremely high quality. Anytime a student wants to learn or do something not already in existence they are able to create the program for themselves as an independent study for academic or art interests. Anything that you want to do you can do here; it is an amazing place to be.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school programs are deep and will challenge any excellent student to the core. The academic environment is competitive. The teachers are mostly ex-professors from universities and treat the studnts like college students. The kids however are very support of one another. Incredible arts and music program extaordinary drama department.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school. Definately will prepare you for admission into ivy league schools or standford! Well rounded arts and theater program as well.

  • (10 years ago)

    Outstanding teachers great dynamic between students and exceptional facilities. Classes are varied and students get to plan their own schedules choose not to be overworked or become ambitious. No bells in the school means students have to be responsible. Grade A+

  • (11 years ago)

    top school in pacific heights. very expensive and i do feel some of the kids there are too materialistic but others seem to be focus and go on to productive careers.

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