How good are the schools in San Francisco, CA?

San Francisco encompasses 223 public elementary, middle and high schools. San Francisco also has 481 private schools. One hundred and twenty-two high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

San Francisco is also home to 21 colleges and/or universities, two of which earned places on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 8.8 /10

How we calculate this.


San Francisco has a higher score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
258,269
Total Teachers
16,486

Student-Teacher Ratio

16:1

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

All High Schools in San Francisco

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Nearby School Districts

San Francisco Unified
23 High Schools
Oakland Unified
19 High Schools
Mt. Diablo Unified
12 High Schools
West Contra Costa Unified
11 High Schools
Sequoia Union High
7 High Schools
Fremont Unified
7 High Schools
Hayward Unified
7 High Schools
San Mateo Union High
7 High Schools
Liberty Union High
5 High Schools

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