School Details

Washington (George) High School

600 32nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8400
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2283 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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

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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.
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  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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

Washington (George) High School is a public high school in San Francisco. The principal of Washington (George) High School is Ericka Lovrin and can be contacted at lovrine@sfusd.edu. 2,283 students attend Washington (George) High School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 15% of the Washington (George) High School students have "limited English proficiency." 56% of the 2,283 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Washington (George) High School is 19:1. St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 73% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 12%
Filipino 4% 6%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 11% 23%
Unspecified 1% 5%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 56447%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 56%
Limited English proficiency 15% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former student of this school and I found it terrible. The restrooms were unclean the faculty were too lenient when it came to enforcing the rules and some of my teachers provided little instruction. I also didn't like being told to get to class by security guards who didn't even look like they finished high school themselves. Overall I was not motivated to work hard and stay in line in such an unsafe atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    it is our second year at Washington and I have to say this was the perfect fit for my child. The adminstration are very open and accessible I have no safety worries at all. The staff really cares about the kids and are doing their best to provide a quality education in light of budget cuts. They have a small but strong PTSA (would love to see it grow) that partners with the administration and on average provides upwards to $7 000 annually in the form of teacher grants to help improve the ediucation. Lots of clubs to hit every interest strong sports student rallys and spirit days service groups throughout the school Beacon Center and an online posted Dalily Bulletin for parents to be kept in the loop!. Go Eagles!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the diversity at Washington. Students from all corners of the earth are enrolled here and their joy and energy bring excitement to the classroom every day. I feel privileged to teach them.

  • (5 years ago)

    George Washington High School is a great department. Fulfilling education that stays in your mind. Preparing students for a bright future.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great View! Great Students! Caring and Hard-working Staff! Wonderful PTSA Support! We want to be The Best!

  • (5 years ago)

    GREAT VIEW! Great staff & students there is more that i can't fit it in this short massage!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a former student at Washington. It's a great school very diverse and has many great teachers. I loved going there and I stayed there until I graduated.

  • (5 years ago)

    GWHS has so many creative and artistic opportunities for it's students. We have ceramics choir dance band orchestra drama drawing painting graphic design stage tech video production musical theater etc.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great staff safe community. Tsunami relief center (;

  • (5 years ago)

    great school. they try to keep kids busy which is good. they have lots going on too.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a diverse comprehensive school. There is a good sense of community. It is a great place to work.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student currently attending George Washington High and so far I love it. GWHS is a great school with many great clubs after school programs and best of all lots of academic tutoring and help. We also have great sports teams. We have lots of good opportunities to help your community and to get involved. We have many great teachers who go out of their ways to make sure we all learn. We strongly believe in equality and we have one of the most diverse student bodys in the SFUSD. Overall i am very pleased with GWHS so far and i encourage new students to come to GWHS because its a great school with many great things to offer. We also have a great view of the golden gate bridge...on a good day. By the way GWHS is what we call George Washington High School for short.

  • (5 years ago)

    i think my school is very good in studies. the teachers really helped me out to get my grade up and they its relly safe at out school.and its really clean

  • (5 years ago)

    I love George Washington High School because it's amazing and fun! Theres so much to do and it's perfect. =D

  • (5 years ago)

    great school awesome ppl and teachers (

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that Washington is one of the best schools in California because all the people are respectful at Washington

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Washington High School because I can always find help when I need it.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is a nice environment the teachers are nice and it's a beautiful school!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The students and teachers have lots of spirit and you have fun while you learn a lot.

  • (5 years ago)

    Attracts students from all over the City and has forward-thinking administrators who truly have students' best interests at heart.

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