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George Washington High School

School code number: 571
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:16 p.m.

600 32nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94121
Neighborhood: Outer Richmond
Phone: 415-750-8400
Fax: 415-750-8417
Email: gwhs@sfusd.edu
Principal: Susan Saunders

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Discover This School

George Washington offers its students an outstanding comprehensive education in a culturally rich environment. Students can choose from more than 100 course offerings, with 52 sections of honors and AP classes. Students at George Washington also have the opportunity to tap into a network of more than 50 campus clubs and student groups and a full inter-scholastic athletic program, with 22 teams in 15 sports. Washington has an active Beacon program, Wellness center, Parent Teacher Student Association, and alumni association.

George Washington High School provides a learning environment that is safe and secure, promotes high academic and ethical standards, and prepares 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 encourage our students to explore every academic opportunity available.

Our school mission is that every George Washington High School student will be a lifelong learner who can think critically with a social conscience, and strive to reach their full potential while maintaining mental and physical health. Students will grow to be resilient, productive, and contributing members of their communities. Our school wide learning outcomes are aligned with the SFUSD Vision 20205: Graduate Profile.

School Tours

October through January, Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please call the school to sign up for a tour or for shadowing.

Uniforms

None

Afterschool programs

Beacon Center Program on Campus 3:30-9:00PM. Provides after school and evening enrichment for students and adults. Washington High School ExCEL Program (415) 750-8554

Special Education Programs

  • Moderate/severe

Language Programs

  • Newcomer Pathway
  • all languages

Student Support Programs

  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
  • Counselor
  • Family liaison
  • Health and wellness center
  • On-site nurse
  • Social worker

Athletics

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Spirit squad
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Other

Arts and Enrichment

  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Media arts
  • Orchestra
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies
  • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
  • Credit recovery
  • Tutoring in school

College Technical Education (CTE) Academies

  • Transportation

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • Academic counseling
  • Cash for College or Financial Aid Night
  • College and/or career counseling
  • College and/or career fair
  • College application workshops
  • College tours and visits
  • Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC)
  • Personal statement workshops
  • uAspire
  • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum

Transportation

SFUSD offers limited general education transportation services to a limited number of elementary and middle schools. To find the latest routes, visit sfusd.edu/transportation or contact your school.