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School code number: 651
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: MWF 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., TTh 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110
5-8 Mayeda Campus: 500 Corbett Street, 94114
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415-695-5370
Fax: 415-695-5379
School Loop: School Loop link text
Principal: Susan Ryan
School bus from zip codes: 94102

School Data

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Discover This School

Discover the learning experience at John O'Connell High School! It's a small school, which means smaller classrooms where students develop academic and 21st century skills. Students engage in projects and in-depth learning opportunities with an academic focus. All students are enrolled in the University of California's A-G coursework to ensure students receive a college preparatory curriculum. An honors program begins in the 9th grade with English and Algebra. AP courses are available in Biology, English Literature, English Language, Calculus, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Along with a rigorous core curriculum, O'Connell offers relevant pathway courses. Students can choose among Drama, Art, Computer Art, Networking, Architecture and Design, Peer Resources, Student Leadership, and Culinary. Advanced courses include Biotechnology, Advanced Media Arts, Advanced Art, Pre-Engineering, Programming, Advanced Culinary, and a half-day program in Architecture and Design with the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. Located in the Mission district of San Francisco, O'Connell partners with City College, City Build, and the Academy of Art to round out student learning experiences.

At O'Connell, we believe every student should be able to make choices about his/her future based on interests and dreams, and define (rather than wait for) opportunities. This means all students are prepared to enter post-secondary options of four-year university, community college, or livable wage careers after high school. Students are excited to come to school and participate in classes because they see the link between school and their future goals. Students and teachers feel safe to take risks in their learning and try new things.

O'Connell thrives on a culture where all families feel comfortable and welcome at the school, and everyone can participate in events that further personal growth. We want and encourage our students and families to hold us accountable for providing the best educational opportunities for our students. Our monthly Principal's Coffee Chat is an informal meeting for parents to hear about school updates or ask the principal any questions. While informal in nature, the coffee chat has taken an active advocacy role in the community.

This school is fed by:

Test Elementary School

This school feeds into:

Test Middle School

School Tours

O'Connell is regularly providing tours to families, community partners, and others. We are happy to accommodate anyone interested in learning more! Please contact Principal Mark Alvarado at for more information.


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School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

Before-school programs

Sample before-school information.

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.

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate
  • Mild/moderate with autism focus
  • Moderate/severe
  • Moderate/severe with autism focus
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Services for students with emotional disturbance
  • Access/transition (for moderate/severe students ages 18-22)
  • Resource specialist program (RSP)

Language Programs

  • Cantonese Biliteracy Pathway
  • Cantonese Dual Language Immersion
  • Cantonese Dual Language Learner Pre-Kindergarten
  • Cantonese Secondary Dual Language Pathway
  • Cantonese World Language
  • Chinese Newcomer Pathway
  • Filipino Biliteracy Pathway
  • Filipino Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Pathway
  • Filipino World Language
  • French World Language
  • Hebrew World Language
  • Italian Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Pathway
  • Italian World Language
  • Japanese Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Pathway
  • Japanese World Language
  • Korean Dual Language Immersion
  • Korean Secondary Dual Language Pathway
  • Korean World Language
  • Latin World Language
  • Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
  • Mandarin Secondary Dual Language Pathway
  • Mandarin World Language
  • Newcomer Pathway
  • all languages
  • Russian World Language
  • Spanish Biliteracy Pathway
  • Spanish Dual Language Immersion
  • Spanish Dual Language Learner Pre-Kindergarten
  • Spanish Newcomer Pathway
  • Spanish Secondary Dual Language Pathway
  • Spanish World Language

Student Support Programs

  • Access to nurse
  • Advisory
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
  • College planning
  • Counselor
  • Mentoring
  • Family liaison
  • Health and wellness center
  • On-site nurse
  • Peer resources
  • Quiet time meditation program
  • Student adviser
  • Social worker
  • Therapist
  • Other


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Spirit squad
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Sports available at another location
  • Other

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Cooking or home economics
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Drumming
  • Gardening
  • Guitar
  • Gymnastics
  • Jazz
  • Media arts
  • Orchestra
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
  • Writing or poetry
  • Other
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School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Academic counseling
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies
  • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
  • College classes on-site
  • College tours and visits
  • Computer carts
  • Computer lab
  • Credit recovery
  • Culinary program
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Honors classes
  • Individual learning plans
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Internships available
  • Journalism
  • Leadership class
  • Mission Science Workshop program
  • Outdoor education program
  • Playworks
  • Project-based learning
  • Rosetta Stone (foreign language instruction)
  • Science lab
  • Service learning
  • Spanish literacy interventionist
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Student portfolios
  • Technology or computer lab
  • Technology teacher
  • Tutoring in school
  • Work experience education
  • Other

College Technical Education (CTE) Academies

  • Architecture and Natural Resources
  • Arts
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Business and Finance
  • Building and Construction Trades
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Engineering and Agriculture
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Services
  • Transportation

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • 100% College Prep
  • AACE Talent Search
  • 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
  • SF College Access Center
  • SFSU Step to College
  • uAspire
  • UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
  • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum
  • Plan of Action for Challenging Times (PACT)
  • Peer resources
  • Job readiness programs
  • Other Other