John O’Connell High

Deadline for Application: Friday, January 11th, 2019

2355 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA  94110

John O’Connell High School prepares students to make meaningful contributions to an evolving world. As an equity-focused community, we aspire to prepare students for college or career. We strive to create rigorous classrooms that promote literacy, the use of technology, independence, and a commitment to community and self.

By the end of their four years, each student at John O'Connell High School will have developed the following skills:

Literacy and Communication
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Reflection and Growth Mindset
Commitment to Self and Community

Academic Performance
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years89%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Readiness64%
This is the percentage of students at a school that scored at least a 21 on the ACT, which demonstrates a higher level of readiness to take college level courses.
Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: English Language Arts / Literacy31%
Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: Mathematics11%
Students Enrolled in Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission97%
Graduates Who Completed All Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission30%
Students Enrolled in AP Courses 12%
School Culture
Support for Academic Learning77%
Knowledge and Fairness of Discipline, Rules and Norms67%
Sense of Belonging (School Connectedness)69%
School Safety
Parents: Feel school grounds are safe89%
Students: Feel school grounds are safe67%
Staff: Feel school grounds are safe45%
School Fit
Student to Teacher Ratio14
This is the average number of students that is in each classroom. Use your current class as a reference point. Are you comfortable learning and contributing in a class this big? Would you prefer a class that has fewer students or more students?
Total Enrollment486
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 15.4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 7.2%
Filipino 6%
Hispanic 49.4%
Pacific Islander 2.7%
White 7%
Two or More Races 3.5%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
School UniformNo Uniforms
This tells us whether this school requires that student wear designated uniforms for attendance.
General Information
School TypePublic
Application Requirements(Not Available)
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule 8:15 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Courses Offered
A - History / Social Science CoursesPrinciples of American DemocracyUS HistoryUS History and GeographyWorld HistoryWorld History, Culture, and Geography
B - English CoursesAmerican LiteratureCommunications and WritingEnglish 1English 2English Language and CompositionEnglish Language Arts 10English Language Arts 11English Language Arts 12English Language Arts 9English Literature and CompositionEnglish/European Literature
C - Math CoursesAlgebra 1Algebra 2AP Calculus ABCCSS Algebra 1CCSS Algebra 2CCSS GeometryGeometryPre-CalculusProbability & Statistics
D - Lab Science CoursesBiologyBiology with LabsChemistryChemistry with LabsPhysicsPhysics and Engineering: Motion by DesignPhysics ConceptualPhysiologyScientific Research
E - Language CoursesAP Spanish Language and CultureChinese 2 CompetencyCompetency French 2Fluency Chinese 1French 1 CompetencySpanish 1Spanish 1 CompetencySpanish 2Spanish 2 CompetencySpanish 3Spanish for Native Speakers 2Spanish for Native Speakers 4
F - Visual / Performing Arts CoursesArtWoodworking Design
G - College Prep CoursesBuilding & Construction 1Critical ThinkingCritical Thinking and Social ChangeEconomicsElectric AvenuesEnergy/Utility 1Entrepreneurship/Self-EmploymentEthnic StudiesFreedom SchoolIssues in Public Health - Health ScienceLeadership 1Leadership 2MultiCraft Core Curriculum: Building Scaled StructuresPersonal FinanceRestaurant Operations & Management 1
AP CoursesEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and CompositionSpanish Language and Culture
Other ClassesTutoring
College and CareerCollege 10%
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballVolleyball, BoysWrestling
Arts(Not Available)
Media(Not Available)
STEMComputer LabTech 21
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and WellnessYMCA Program
Life and Leadership(Not Available)
Parents and Communityon-line credit recovery courses
Otherstudent-led clubs