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Senior High School Exit Exam Pass Rates Remain Steady, Eleventh Grade Pass Rate Rises

The San Francisco Unified School District’s cumulative rate for high school seniors meeting the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) requirement in 2011 is approximately 95 percent (95%), which is the same rate as the year prior. ... Read more


Booster Shots and Lunch: Highlights for August 21-27, 2011

A new law requires California students in grades 7-12 to provide proof that they have had the whooping cough (Tdap) booster shot or they cannot attend school. ... Read more


SF Student Achievement Continues to Grow

San Francisco’s standardized test scores have improved in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math tests. This continues an upward trend for SFUSD, which in the past six years has seen proficiency rates in ELA improve by 9.9 percent and Math (Grades 2-7) by 9.4 percent. ... Read more


Highlights for August 14-20, 2011

Over the summer, many teachers hone their repertoire. Three SFUSD teachers embarked on odysseys in Colombia, Ghana and Italy where they developed skills and gained insights to share with their students. ... Read more


City and State Leaders United to Combat Truancy

City and state leaders kicked off the 2011-2012 school year, which begins Monday, August 15, by announcing that for the fourth year in a row, San Francisco has reduced the number of habitually and chronically absent children enrolled in its public schools.... Read more


High School Freshmen Greeted by Hundreds of Cheering Classmates

School starts August 15, and Lincoln High is hosting a lively back-to-school orientation for incoming 9th grade students.... Read more


City and State Leaders Urge Students to Attend School on Time, Every Day

As San Francisco’s public school students prepare to head back to school on August 15, several leaders join forces to send a message to children and their families about the importance of school attendance and report out on progress.... Read more


San Francisco Education Leaders Contribute to Plan for California Schools

Today State Superintendent Tom Torlakson presented his transition team’s report, A Blueprint for Great Schools. Two San Francisco education leaders, San Francisco Board of Education President Hydra Mendoza and President of the United Administrators of San Francisco Jim Dierke, contributed to shaping the state superintendent’s plan. ... Read more


Giants Pitcher Sergio Romo to Meet Students Getting Their Whooping Cough Vaccine

Giants pitcher Sergio Romo will be on hand to meet students who are attending a clinic to get their Tdap booster shot.... Read more


Board of Education Adopts Budget for 2011-12 School Year

At at its regular meeting June 28, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously approved its budget for the 2011-2012 school year.... Read more

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