John O'Connell High School

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More about this school

  • School Type

    High School, 9-12
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Susan Ryan
  • Assistant Principal

    • Celetta Hunter
    • Gina Ferrante
    • Amy Abero
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-3:45 pm
    We: 8:40 am-1:50 pm
    Th - Fr: 8:40 am-3:45 pm
  • School Tour

    No school tours are available due to school closure. When we can, we will resume tours on Thursdays and Fridays at 9:15 a.m. O'Connell provides tours to families, community partners and others. We are happy to accommodate anyone interested in learning more! Please contact Rebeca Flores, Family Liaison, at for more information.

  • Uniforms Policy

    O'Connell expects students to dress respectfully each day with opportunities for more professional dress.
  • Neighborhood

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

  • About John O'Connell High 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.

    SFUSD on Immigration Status

    SFUSD recognizes that many students and their families are struggling with questions, concerns, and fears about the impact of the election. Our Interim Superintendent wants to share answers to some of the questions you may have regarding student and family immigration status. Click the links below for more information:


  • After School Programs

    John O'Connell High School ExCEL Urban Services YMCA Program offered each day until 6 p.m. Highlights include tutoring and homework help, computer lab access, online credit recovery courses, student-led clubs, athletics, Tech 21, and more! 415-695-5370 x1113.
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish World Language
  • Special Education Programs

    • ACCESS - Adult Transition Services
    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
  • 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
  • Arts Enrichment

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

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track and Field
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
  • Student Support Programs

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

    • Building and Construction Trades
    • Energy, Environment and Utilities
    • Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Hospitality, Travel and Tourism
  • College Counseling

    • 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)
    • Job readiness programs
    • Personal statement workshops
    • SFSU Step to College
    • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum
    • UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 88.00%
Contact Info
  • Address

    2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email

John O'Connell High School

Grades 9-12

2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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8:10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.