Ida B. Wells High School

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  • School Type

    High School (9-12)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Katie Pringle
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Eric Cuneo
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 9:30 am-2:40 pm
    We: 9:30 am-1:50 pm
    Th - Fr: 9:30 am-2:40 pm

    Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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  • Neighborhood

    Lower Haight/Western Addition
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • School Code

  • Ida B. Wells High School is an alternative school established to serve students who are age 16 and older who are seeking to complete the high school portion of their education in a setting with smaller classes, an array of credit recovery opportunities, and a supportive, family-like learning environment. We provide a small school setting and individualized attention. Special programs include Culinary Arts, Drama, Computer Applications and Robotics, Ceramics, and Surfing.

    Ida B. Wells has a diverse, committed, and caring staff to serve our students. A highly skilled Wellness Center staff serves, refers, and develops new partnerships to serve the needs of our students and their families within a strong culture of encouragement. Our Attendance Liaison works to help our students improve their re-engagement with their education. Our commitment is to provide each of our students with the opportunity to establish academic and career goals and to acquire the skills and self-reliance needed to achieve those goals. Staff defines student achievement in terms not only of grades and credits but also preparing students for success throughout their lives.

    Students who transfer to Ida B. Wells are asked to make a commitment to Three A's: Attendance, Attitude (positive), and Achievement. We focus on helping students recover high school course credit and achieve their personal goals. Our educational program embraces the concept that student success depends upon the collaboration and commitment of students, teachers, parents, and community partners.

    Mission: Our mission is to re-engage continuation high school students with an alternative educational experience that supports both academic and personal growth through individualized instruction and community-building.

    Vision: Our vision is that every student will graduate with academic and career goals, and with the skills required to achieve them.

  • After School Programs

    Partnered with the YMCA to provide a range of after-school activities, including: academic tutoring, job readiness, recreational/athletic programs, Edgenuity (online courses), and other credit recovery support.
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish World Language
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    Team-taught classes
    Self-contained classes
    Paraeducator services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies
    • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
    • Credit recovery
    • Culinary program
    • Individual learning plans
    • Tutoring in school
    • Work experience education
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Ceramics
    • Cooking or home economics
    • Drama
    • Performing arts
    • Visual arts
  • Student Support Programs

    • Advisory
    • Counselor
    • Health and wellness center
    • Mentoring
    • On-site nurse
    • Social worker
  • College Counseling

    • 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
    • Job readiness programs
    • Personal statement workshops
    • uAspire
School Data
  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    School communities gather twice a year to review data and previous actions in order to intentionally plan for the coming months. The School Plan for Student Achievement is the template on which this review and stakeholder engagement process is codified.

Contact Info
  • Address

    1099 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

    415 241-6315
  • Email


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Ida B. Wells High School
1099 Hayes Street, San Francisco, 94117
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Mo - Tu: 9:30 am-2:40 pm
We: 9:30 am-1:50 pm
Th - Fr: 9:30 am-2:40 pm