Mission High

Deadline for Application: Friday, January 11th, 2019

3750 18th St.
San Francisco, CA  94114

Mission is located in front of the beautiful Dolores Park. The campus is accessible from all parts of the City with its central location. We instill positive social values, acceptance, and an appreciation for the diversity represented at Mission. Our academic focus school-wide is aimed at preparing ALL of our students for college and careers with rigorous courses including a rich array of AP and honors courses. We also have numerous business and college partnerships to assist us in making sure that our students set high goals throughout their high school years and upon graduation. Recent graduates now attend Stanford, UCLA, UCB, Cornell, Spelman, and many other universities throughout the country.

In 2007, the Mission faculty collectively created a working definition of Anti-Racist/Equity education: Anti-Racist/Equity Teaching promotes respect for diversity and creates a context within which students' experiences can be understood, appreciated, and connected to the curriculum. Our work around equity teaching has enabled us as an entire community to engage families, students, and staff, and have honest and powerful conversations around the meaning and practice of social justice and equity. Access and equity mean, for the Mission school team, that all students must have access to all services in order to create an equal playing field, and that we need to consider all facets of identity in order to create a safe, nurturing environment.

The Mission Community defines high achievement and joyful learning as fostering a high dose of trust between student and teacher in order to support all of our students as they develop into deeply independent, curious, motivated young adults, with wide-ranging interests, well-prepared for all of the challenges and opportunities that await them in the post-high school world. Mission families agree that joyful learning is the key to ensure that students realize their full potential through relevance, engagement, and connection.

We believe it is crucial that families have deep trust in the school to take care of each student, and we take this charge very seriously. This is the essential element in all that we do at Mission. As Mission is one of the most diverse schools in the San Francisco public school district, keeping our promise to our community includes addressing the diversity of our families, keeping parents informed on both an individual student basis and a school-wide basis, and offering a consistent model of a culture of caring for all members of the Mission community. We offer flexible scheduling for parent/teacher conferences, phone calls home for more than just discipline, and numerous avenues and opportunities for families to partner with Mission. There are many opportunities for families to deepen their connection with Mission in order to support both their own students and the community at large. We value the Mission connections as authentic, meaningful, and mindful of the diversity of our families.

Academic Performance
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years76%
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College Readiness71%
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Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: English Language Arts / Literacy28%
Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: Mathematics14%
Students Enrolled in Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission96%
Graduates Who Completed All Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission46%
Students Enrolled in AP Courses 20%
School Culture
Support for Academic Learning82%
Knowledge and Fairness of Discipline, Rules and Norms74%
Sense of Belonging (School Connectedness)77%
School Safety
Parents: Feel school grounds are safe95%
Students: Feel school grounds are safe69%
Staff: Feel school grounds are safe45%
School Fit
Student to Teacher Ratio22
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Total Enrollment1121
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Black 13.7%
American Indian / Alaskan .5%
Asian 10.5%
Filipino 3.7%
Hispanic 52.6%
Pacific Islander 1%
White 10.4%
Two or More Races 2.3%
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School UniformNo Uniforms
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General Information
School TypePublic
Application Requirements(Not Available)
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule 8:10 a.m. - 3:17 p.m.
Courses Offered
A - History / Social Science CoursesAfrican American Power in the USAmerican Democracy AgricultureGeographyPrinciples of American DemocracyUS HistoryUS History and GeographyUS History HonorsWorld HistoryWorld History, Culture, and GeographyWorld’s Great Men and Women of Color
B - English CoursesAdvanced CompositionAmerican LiteratureCommunications and WritingCSU Expository Reading and WritingELD Advanced LS 3ELD Advanced RW 3English 1English 2English Language and CompositionEnglish Language Arts 10English Language Arts 11English Language Arts 12English Language Arts 9English Literature and CompositionEnglish/European LiteratureEnglish/European Literature HonorsLiterature and PhilosophyRevolutionary Literature
C - Math CoursesAlgebra 1Algebra 2Algebra 2 HonorsAP Calculus ABAP StatisticsCCSS Algebra 1CCSS Algebra 2CCSS GeometryGeometryPre-CalculusProbability & Statistics
D - Lab Science CoursesAP Environmental ScienceBiologyBiology with LabsChemistryChemistry with LabsPhysicsPlant and Soil Science
E - Language CoursesAP Chinese Language and CultureAP Spanish Language and CultureAP Spanish Literature and CultureChinese 1Chinese 2Chinese 2 CompetencyChinese 3Competency French 2Fluency Chinese 1French 1 CompetencySpanish 1Spanish 1 CompetencySpanish 2Spanish 2 CompetencySpanish 3Spanish 3 Honors
F - Visual / Performing Arts CoursesArtArt - AdvancedBand - AdvancedBand - BeginningBand - IntermediateComputer Art 1Drama - BeginningMariachi 1Media MarketingPhotographyVocal Music - AdvancedVocal Music - BeginningVocal Music - Intermediate
G - College Prep CoursesAgriculture 2Agriculture EconomicsAP Computer Science PrinciplesComputer Science: PrinciplesCritical Thinking and Social ChangeEconomicsEconomics HonorsEntrepreneurship/Self-EmploymentEthnic StudiesEthnic Studies HonorsLeadership 1LGBTQ StudiesMarketing 1Mastering Our Cultural IdentityPersonal FinanceTeaching for Diversity and Social Justice
AP CoursesAP Chinese Language and CultureCalculus ABComputer Science PrinciplesEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and CompositionEnvironmental ScienceSpanish Language and CultureSpanish Literature and CultureStatistics
Other Classes(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 10%
SportsBaseballBasketballCross CountryFootballSkateboard ClubSoccerSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyballWrestling
Media(Not Available)
STEMCyber High
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipBlack Student Union
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