General Education

Ida B. Wells Continuation High School

1099 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA  94117

Ida B. Wells High School is an alternative school established to serve students who are age 16 and older who are seeking to complete the high school portion of their education in a setting with smaller classes, an array of credit recovery opportunities, and a supportive, family-like learning environment. We provide a small school setting and individualized attention. Special programs include a Culinary Arts, Drama, Computer Applications, Ceramics and Journalism.

Ida B. Wells has a diverse, committed and caring staff to serve our students. A highly skilled Wellness Center staff serves, refers, and develops new partnerships to serve the needs of our students and their families within a strong culture of encouragement. Our Attendance Liaison works to help our students improve their re-engagement with their education. Our commitment is to provide each of our students with the opportunity to establish academic and career goals, and to acquire the skills and self-reliance needed to achieve those goals. Staff define student achievement in terms not only of grades and credits, but also preparing students for success throughout their lives. Students who transfer to Wells are asked to make a commitment to Three A's: Attendance, Attitude (positive), and Achievement. We focus on helping students recover high school course credit and achieve their personal goals. Our educational program embraces the concept that student success depends upon the collaboration and commitment of students, teachers, parents, and community partners.

Academic Performance
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years40%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Readiness50%
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 / Literacy18%
Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards: Mathematics(Not Available)
Students Enrolled in Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission99%
Graduates Who Completed All Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission(Not Available)
Students Enrolled in AP Courses 0%
School Culture
Support for Academic Learning85%
Knowledge and Fairness of Discipline, Rules and Norms80%
Sense of Belonging (School Connectedness)77%
School Safety
Parents: Feel school grounds are safe100%
Students: Feel school grounds are safe75%
Staff: Feel school grounds are safe70%
School Fit
Student to Teacher Ratio11
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 Enrollment181
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 27.6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0.6%
Asian 9.4%
Filipino 5.5%
Hispanic 44.2
Pacific Islander 2.8%
White 5.5%
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
This tells us whether this school requires that student wear designated uniforms for attendance.
General Information
School TypeAlternative School
ProgramsGeneral Education
Application Requirements(Not Available)
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule9:00am - 2:00pm
Courses Offered
A - History / Social Science Courses(Not Available)
B - English Courses(Not Available)
C - Math Courses(Not Available)
D - Lab Science Courses(Not Available)
E - Language Courses(Not Available)
F - Visual / Performing Arts Courses(Not Available)
G - College Prep CoursesJournalism
AP Courses(Not Available)
Other ClassesTutoring
College and CareerCareer and Technical Education ProgramsCollege 10%College and Career CounselingCollege FairsCollege ToursCulinary Program
Sports(Not Available)
ArtsCeramicsDramaPerforming ArtsVisual Arts
Media(Not Available)
STEMComputer ProgrammingRobotics
Cultural/Ethnic Language ClubsJapanese Club
Health and WellnessCounseling
Life and Leadership(Not Available)
Parents and CommunityCredit Recovery
Other(Not Available)