Public

Washington

Deadline for Application: Friday, January 11th, 2019

600 32nd Ave.
San Francisco, CA  94121

Main:
4157508400
Web:
http://www.gwhs-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Our mission at George Washington High is to provide a learning environment that is safe and secure, and promotes high academic and ethical standards, preparing all students to become successful lifelong learners in a global, multicultural society. We believe that equity means not only providing equal access to school resources, but providing appropriate support so all students can take advantage of all resources. We believe that every student has the ability to work toward equal access to college and career, and in fact, 92 percent of our graduates are accepted into college. We encourage our students to explore every academic opportunity available. Our experienced teachers seek to engage all students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies in every classroom. Teachers match students' joy for learning with their own joy in teaching and create cooperative learning opportunities. In addition to excellent writing and diligent study skills, we feel that a well-rounded student needs to have strong verbal and interpersonal skills. We encourage students to take a sense of ownership for the school, and prepare students to be an active member of a democratic society by becoming critical thinkers with a social conscience. Students see the relationship between what they're learning and how they can employ it in real life. An ongoing culture of service and community connections makes George Washington a fulfilling learning experience for all students.


Academic Performance
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years93%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Readiness68%
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 / Literacy73%
Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: Mathematics57%
Students Enrolled in Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission99%
Graduates Who Completed All Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission37%
School Culture
Support for Academic Learning80%
Knowledge and Fairness of Discipline, Rules and Norms73%
Sense of Belonging (School Connectedness)74%
School Safety
Parents: Feel school grounds are safe95%
Students: Feel school grounds are safe74%
Staff: Feel school grounds are safe73%
School Fit
Student to Teacher Ratio20
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Total Enrollment2054
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Demographics
Black 4.1%
American Indian / Alaskan .5%
Asian 62.3%
Filipino 4.4%
Hispanic 14.9%
Pacific Islander .8%
White 8.4%
Two or More Races 1.2%
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
ProgramsPublic
Application Requirements(Not Available)
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule7:30 a.m. - 3:16 p.m.
Courses Offered
A - History / Social Science CoursesAP United States HistoryGeographyUS HistoryUS History and GeographyWorld History
B - English CoursesAmerican LiteratureCommunications and WritingCSU Expository Reading and WritingELD Advanced LS 3English 1English 2English 2 HonorsEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Language Arts 10English Language Arts 11English Language Arts 12English Language Arts 9English Literature and CompositionEnglish/European Literature
C - Math CoursesAlgebra 1Algebra 2Algebra 2 HonorsAP Calculus ABAP Calculus BCAP StatisticsCCSS Algebra 1CCSS Algebra 2CCSS GeometryGeometryPre-CalculusPre-Calculus HonorsProbability & Statistics
D - Lab Science CoursesAP BiologyAP ChemistryAP Environmental ScienceAP Physics 1BiologyBiology with LabsChemistryChemistry HonorsChemistry with LabsMarine BiologyPhysicsPhysiology
E - Language CoursesAP Chinese Language and CultureAP Japanese Language and CultureAP Spanish Language and CultureChinese 1Chinese 2Chinese 2 CompetencyChinese 3Chinese 3 HonorsCompetency French 2Fluency Chinese 1French 1French 1 CompetencyFrench 2French 3French 3 HonorsFrench 4Japanese 1Japanese 2Japanese 3Japanese 3 HonorsSpanish 1Spanish 1 CompetencySpanish 2Spanish 2 CompetencySpanish 3Spanish 3 HonorsSpanish for Native Speakers 3
F - Visual / Performing Arts CoursesArtArt - AdvancedBand - AdvancedBand - BeginningBand - IntermediateCeramicsCeramics - AdvancedComputer Art 1Computer Art 2Dance - AdvancedDance - BeginningDance - IntermediateDrama - AdvancedDrama - BeginningDrama - IntermediateMarching BandOrchestra - AdvancedOrchestra - IntermediatePainting - AdvancedTheater Tech - AdvancedTheater Tech - BeginningTheater Tech - IntermediateVideo Production 1Vocal Music - AdvancedVocal Music - BeginningVocal Music - Intermediate
G - College Prep CoursesAP Computer ScienceAP Computer Science PrinciplesAP MacroeconomicsAP PsychologyAutomotive Technology and SafetyComputer Science: PrinciplesEconomicsEntrepreneurship/Self-EmploymentEthnic StudiesExploring Computer ScienceForensic PerformanceHospitality MarketingIntroduction to Women’s and Gender StudiesJournalismJournalism 2Leadership 1Leadership 2Oral InterpretationPersonal FinancePrinciples of Hospitality and TourismPsychology
AP CoursesAP Chinese Language and CultureAP Computer ScienceAP Japanese Language and CultureAP MacroeconomicsAP PsychologyBiologyCalculus ABCalculus BCChemistryComputer Science PrinciplesEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and CompositionEnvironmental SciencePhysics 1Spanish Language and CultureStatisticsUS History
Other ClassesE & R Book ClubMath ClubSpeech and Debate Team
Extracurriculars
College and CareerBridge to CollegeCollege 10%Suit Up!
SportsArchery ClubBadmintonBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCross CountryDrill Team, Girls FencingFlag FootballFootballGolf, BoysGolf, GirlsLacrosseLacrosse, BoysLacrosse, GirlsLion DanceMaximizing Athletic Durablity (M.A.D.) FitnessSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSwimmingTable TennisTennis, BoysTennis, GirlsTrack and FieldVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
Artsanime clubArt ClubCine ClubDrum CorpsFashion-ConstructionHip Hop Dance ClubInfinity Photography ClubStreet ArtsUrban & Cultural Dance ClubWriter’s Club
MediaBP ProductionsDJ Club
STEMBASICEnvironmental Composting ClubGirls Who CodeRobotics
Cultural/Ethnic Language ClubsFrancophone Club
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipAIUSA Humanity RightsAmerican Service ClubBlack Student UnionBully Me NotEagles Service SocietyGlobal Poverty AwarenessJapanese Nat’l Honor SocietyJROTCJunior State of America (JSA)Teens for CharityWounded Warior QuiltsYouth for Community EngagementYouth Outreach Workers
Parents and CommunityCommunity Improvement ServiceGay Straight AllianceJew Crew
OtherAsian Cultural MediaBest BuddiesBike Shop (YBIKE)Campaigner’s ClubCard and Board Game ClubDragon BoatEagles for JusticeEagles Garden GangFlag TeamFoods of the WorldInteract Club