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More about this school

  • School Type

    High School, 9-12
  • Estimated Enrollment

    1260
  • Principal

    • Freedom Siyam
  • Assistant Principal

    • Catherine Arenson
    • Elizabeth DeGele
    • John Nepomuceno
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:15 am-3:34 pm
    We: 8:15 am-1:04 pm
    Th - Fr: 8:15 am-3:34 pm
  • School Tour

    School tours are offered on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Thursdays at 1:10 pm. Tours are by appointment only and last about 1 hour. For reservations, please call 415-469-4090 or 415-333-1729. See our tours page for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Excelsior
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

    439
Overview
  • About Balboa High School

    Balboa students talking to each other in hallway.

    Balboa is a college preparatory high school with a rich history and tradition. All instruction is organized through small learning communities, so each student is able to build powerful relationships with teachers while engaging in rigorous academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits. The ninth and tenth grades have a strong academic focus combined with an emphasis on career, health, and college exploration. At the end of tenth grade, the students select a field of interest that they will pursue as juniors and seniors in one of our School-to-Career pathways. We envision that all of our students will obtain the skills and knowledge that allow them to be lifelong learners in a rapidly changing world.

    Balboa has set "Sustaining a culture of continuous improvement" as its mission. As a school community, we work to incorporate the cultural and experiential contributions with which our students enter the school building; these provide foundational building blocks for learning. We must teach our students how to access opportunity—not just what we have, internally, but how they can recognize and access opportunities outside of the school environment.

    We at Balboa encourage students to believe in themselves, to feel appreciated, and to discover their own value. Students who identify Balboa as being their place demonstrate engagement and joy and find their niche in academic, extracurricular, and athletic participation. They want to be at Bal. Balboa faculty and staff are committed to setting clear expectations for students and for the wider school community. We believe in the process of educational partnership to demonstrate to our students the promise of positive engagement.

Programs
  • After School Programs

    3.34 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.. Athletics, Clubs, Classes, Tutoring, JROTC, After School Program
  • Language Programs

    • Filipino World Language
    • Mandarin World Language
    • Spanish World Language
  • Special Education Programs

    • Access - Adult Transition Services
    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
    • Separate class - Social-emotional/behavioral enhanced classroom (SOAR)
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
    • Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies
    • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
    • College classes on-site
    • Honors classes
    • Individual learning plans
    • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Internships available
    • Project-based learning
    • Service learning
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Tutoring in school
    • Work experience education
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Performing arts
    • Media arts
    • Orchestra
    • Visual arts
    • Band
    • Choir
    • Dance
    • Guitar
  • Athletics

    • Badminton
    • Volleyball
    • Track and Field
    • Tennis
    • Swimming
    • Spirit Squad
    • Softball
    • Soccer
    • Baseball
    • Golf
    • Cross country
    • Basketball
    • Wrestling
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
    • Peer resources
    • On-site nurse
    • Mentoring
    • Health and wellness center
    • Family liaison
    • Counselor
  • Career Technical Education Academies

    • Arts, Media and Entertainment
    • Information and Communication Technology
  • College Counseling

    • Other
School Data
  • 2018-2019 School Accountability Highlights

    Published annually by SFUSD to provide access to key data points and three-year trends related to student achievement and school culture-climate. The highlights are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Filipino, and Vietnamese.
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information about each public school.
  • 2018-2020 Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2017-2018 Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.
Contact Info
  • Address

    1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112
  • Phone Number

    415-469-4090
  • Fax Number

    415-469-0859
  • Email

    nepomucenoj@sfusd.edu

Balboa High School

Grades 9-12

1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

Get directions

8:15 a.m.- MTThF 3:34 p.m., W 1:04 p.m.