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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
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, Parent Teacher Student Association, and alumni association.

Our mission 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.

School Tours

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



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

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Separate classes with a focus on services for emotional disturbance
  • Mild/moderate separate classes
  • Moderate/severe separate classes

Language Programs

  • All Newcomer Languages

English Plus Pathway, Newcomer Pathway (All Newcomer Languages 9-11)

Student Support Programs

Full student support program that includes wellness center, restorative justice program, grade level and college career counselors, and  full special education program.  Multi-lingual parent liaison.


Full interscholastic athletic program

School Day Academic Enrichment

Over 55 sections of honors and advanced placement classes are offered. Students are provided intervention classes in Math and English based on STAR test scores. AVID provided for grades 9-12.  Support for GATE students.


Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and Auto Shop.

College Counseling/Support Programs

Students/ counselor design a college prep program that will aid in entrance to CSU or UC system and assure that students are meeting the A-G requirements. On site college center with parent engagement nights that focus on college and financial aid literacy.