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John O'Connell High School

School code number: 651
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415-695-5370
Fax: 415-695-5379
Email: (Family Liaison Rebeca Flores)
Principal: Susan Ryan

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Discover This School

O’Connell offers an innovative instructional model to prepare all students for college and the professional world. Students participate in rigorous project-based learning, build enduring relationships, and develop 21st century skills. At O'Connell, we believe every student should be able to make choices about his or her future, and define (rather than wait for) opportunities. Our students are prepared to enter post-secondary options of four-year universities, community colleges, or livable wage careers.

11th and 12th graders select a career-themed lab: Entrepreneurship & Culinary Arts (ECA), Health & Behavioral Sciences (HBS), or Construction & Environmental Technology (CE-Tech). Teams of teachers integrate college-preparatory academics with career-themed coursework, and facilitate advanced research and internships at top companies within each career area. AP courses are offered.

Everyone feels welcome within the O’Connell community. We encourage our students and families to hold us accountable for providing the best educational opportunities possible in San Francisco. Students are excited to come to school and participate in classes because they see the link between school and their futures. Students and teachers feel safe to take risks in their learning and try new things.

O'Connell offers a full range of Community School services to support students and families. We have a dedicated college and career team available to support students daily. Our Wellness Center includes a full-time nurse and therapist team. After school programming is offered until 6:00 pm daily, including tutoring and homework help, student-led clubs, athletics, enrichment courses and more! Call 415-695-5370 ext. 1004 for a school tour.

School Tours

Thursdays and Fridays at 9:15 am. O'Connell is regularly providing tours to families, community partners, and others. We are happy to accommodate anyone interested in learning more! Please contact Interim Principal Susan Ryan at for more information.


No uniforms. OC expects students to dress respectfully each day with opportunities for more professional dress.

Afterschool programs

John O'Connell High School ExCEL Urban Services YMCA Program offered each day until 6:00 pm.

Highlights include tutoring and homework help, computer lab access, on-line credit recovery courses, student-led clubs, athletics, Tech 21 and more!  (415) 695-5370 ext. 1113.

Language Programs

  • Spanish Secondary Dual Language Pathway
  • Spanish World Language

Student Support Programs

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


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts Enrichment

  • Creative writing
  • Media arts
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Other
Redelarte arts program, Loco Bloco

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Academic counseling
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies
  • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
  • Credit recovery
  • Culinary program
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Internships available
  • Project-based learning
  • Service learning
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Student portfolios
  • Tutoring in school
  • Work experience education

College Technical Education (CTE) Academies

  • Building and Construction Trades
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Travel and Tourism

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • 100% College Prep
  • 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
  • SFSU Step to College
  • UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
  • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum
  • Job readiness programs