Deadline for Application: Friday, January 11th, 2019

1000 Cayuga Ave.
San Francisco, CA  94112

All instruction is organized through small learning communities, so each student is able to build powerful relationships with teachers while engaging in rigorous academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits. The ninth and tenth grades have a strong academic focus combined with an emphasis on career, health, and college exploration. At the end of tenth grade, the students select a field of interest that they will pursue as juniors and seniors in one of our School-to-Career pathways. We envision that all of our students will obtain the skills and knowledge that allow them to be lifelong learners in a rapidly changing world.

Balboa has set "Sustaining a culture of continuous improvement" as its mission. As a school community, we work to incorporate the cultural and experiential contributions with which our students enter the school building; these provide foundational building blocks for learning. We must teach our students how to access opportunity—not just what we have, internally, but how they can recognize and access opportunities outside of the school environment. We at Balboa encourage students to believe in themselves, to feel appreciated, and to discover their own value. Students who identify Balboa as being their place demonstrate engagement and joy and find their niche in academic, extracurricular, and athletic participation. They want to be at Bal. Balboa faculty and staff are committed to setting clear expectations for students and for the wider school community. We believe in the process of educational partnership to demonstrate to our students the promise of positive engagement.

Academic Performance
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years92%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Readiness78%
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 / Literacy58%
Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: Mathematics38%
Students Enrolled in Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission97%
Graduates Who Completed All Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission59%
Students Enrolled in AP Courses 33%
School Culture
Support for Academic Learning80%
Knowledge and Fairness of Discipline, Rules and Norms64%
Sense of Belonging (School Connectedness)69%
School Safety
Parents: Feel school grounds are safe95%
Students: Feel school grounds are safe70%
Staff: Feel school grounds are safe57%
School Fit
Student to Teacher Ratio28
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 Enrollment1260
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 4.8%
American Indian / Alaskan .2%
Asian 39.7%
Filipino 8.6%
Hispanic 34.7%
Pacific Islander 2.5%
White 3.2%
Two or More Races 1.7%
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
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General Information
School TypePublic
Application Requirements(Not Available)
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule 8:15 a.m. - 3:34 p.m.
Courses Offered
A - History / Social Science CoursesAP World HistoryPrinciples of American DemocracyUS HistoryUS History and GeographyUS History HonorsWorld HistoryWorld History, Culture, and Geography
B - English CoursesAmerican LiteratureELD Advanced LS 3ELD Advanced RW 3English 1English 2English Language Arts 10English Language Arts 11English Language Arts 12English Language Arts 9English Literature and CompositionEnglish/European LiteratureEnglish/European Literature Honors
C - Math CoursesAlgebra 1Algebra 2AP Calculus ABAP StatisticsCCSS Algebra 1CCSS Algebra 2CCSS GeometryGeometryPre-CalculusProbability & Statistics
D - Lab Science CoursesAP BiologyAP Physics 1AstronomyBiologyBiology HonorsBiology with LabsChemistryChemistry with LabsEnvironmental SciencePhysics
E - Language CoursesAP Chinese Language and CultureAP Spanish Language and CultureChinese 1Chinese 2Chinese 2 CompetencyChinese 3Competency French 2Filipino 1Filipino 2Fluency Chinese 1French 1 CompetencySpanish 1Spanish 1 CompetencySpanish 2Spanish 2 CompetencySpanish 3Spanish for Native Speakers 3
F - Visual / Performing Arts CoursesAdv DrawingAnimation 1Animation 2AP Music TheoryAP Studio Art: 2-D DesignArtBand - IntermediateGuitar - BeginningMedia Arts 1Media Arts 2Orchestra - IntermediateVocal Music - IntermediateVocal Music AdvancedWorld Arts
G - College Prep CoursesAP Computer Science PrinciplesAP PsychologyAsian American StudiesComputer Programming and Game DesignCritical Thinking and Social ChangeEconomicsEconomics HonorsEntrepreneurship/Self-EmploymentEthnic StudiesLeadership 1Personal FinanceTeaching for Diversity and Social Justice
AP CoursesAP Chinese Language and CultureAP Music TheoryAP PsychologyAP Studio Art: 2-D DesignBiologyCalculus ABComputer Science PrinciplesEnglish Literature and CompositionPhysics 1Spanish Language and CultureStatisticsWorld History
Other ClassesDebate TeamPhilosophy ClubPre-LawScience Club
College and CareerCollege 10%Gear Up
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketballCheerleadingCross CountryFencingFencing ClubFootballfootball, GirlsGolfSoccerSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyballWrestling
ArtsAACE Talent SearchArt ClubCrochet ClubDrama ClubGuitar ClubPhotography ClubUnited PlayazYearbook
MediaAnime Club
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and WellnessTeen Clinic
Life and LeadershipBlack Student UnionJunior State of America (JSA)Mock TrialRed CrossStudent Organizing ProjectYAB (Youth Advisory Board)
Parents and CommunityKabataanLatino Club
OtherBest BuddiesChinese ClubDragon BoatF.R.O.GGreen RoomHeart in MotionPolynesian ClubProm CommitteeTea Club