School Details

Baden High (Continuation) School

825 Southwood Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8769
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(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 161 students 11 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.
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  • South San Francisco Unified School District 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
  • South San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Baden High (Continuation) School is a public high school in South San Francisco. The principal of Baden High (Continuation) School is Jim Murphy, whose e-mail is jcmurphy@ssfusd.org. 161 children attend Baden High (Continuation) School and are mostly Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 18% of the Baden High (Continuation) School students have "limited English proficiency." 42% of the 161 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Baden High (Continuation) School is 11:1. South San Francisco High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 64% 41%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Unspecified 2% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 9331%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 13%
Filipino 11% 28%
Asian 11% 10%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 40%
Limited English proficiency 18% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I've just read this last posting from March of 2012 and I just had to comment. My daughter went to Baden last year and I cannot say enough about that school. The staff from the principal to the teachers to the counselors and the secretaries are excellent. They are working with at-risk kids who have failed out of regular high school and in the case of my daughter their patience and personal attention were just what she needed. I attended Back to School Night and was extremely impressed with the way that they adapted their curriculum to deal the diverse needs of their population. Like I said I cannot say enough. Perhaps the person who wrote this last review should stop expecting the school to overcome their own inability to motivate their own children. I understand that parenting is difficult and I have struggled with my own daughter but to blame this school is inexcusable and downright ridiculous. Perhaps this parent should bother going in and talking to the staff before writing such things. I for one consider Baden High school and its staff a godsend.

  • (2 years ago)

    This past school year I have had to watch from the sidelines while my step-child became lazier more disrespectful and more irresponsible for his actions since he began attending Baden. I don't know what they teach these kids here but it doesn't seem to be anything close to schooling. Besides the basics Baden ought to be teaching our children how to be accountable and responsible. How about teaching the concept of taking initiative? How about teaching these kids to be 'face-forward' in life? How about helping them find their motivation and drive?! Something. Anything.

  • (6 years ago)

    baden has been known for there lazy lackin students but the school is actually gettin better accademlicly and the student are showin more effort than ever before

  • (6 years ago)

    I subbed at this school on several occasions and found it to be a zoo a warehouse. As a sub I have to try to accept the classroom culture as I find it. As an ex-principal myself I really wanted to make changes at this school. It's not easy but the alternative is worse. Granted these students could not be handled at mainstream schools. My impression - the students are free to do whatever they want - no matter how unacceptable. Mine was a snapshot but I fear that what I saw was typical for this school.

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