Mission High School

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More about this school

  • School Type

    High School (9-13)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Valerie Forero
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Fakhra Shah
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-3:59 pm
    We - Th: 8:40 am-2:42 pm
    Fr: 8:40 am-3:59 pm
  • School Tour

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    Sign up for a school tour at sfusd.edu/tours.

  • Uniforms Policy

    Mission enforces a school responsible and appropriate dress code. Please refer to the "Dress Code" section under About.
  • Neighborhood

    Castro/Upper Market
  • Transportation

    J, 22, 33
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

    View menus at sfusd.edu/menus.

  • School Code

    725, CEEB Code 052980
  • Mission is located in front of the beautiful Dolores Park where the neighborhoods of the Mission, Noe Valley, and the Castro meet. The campus is accessible from all parts of the City with its central location. We instill positive social values, acceptance, and an appreciation for the diversity represented at Mission. Our academic focus school-wide is aimed at preparing ALL of our students for college and careers with rigorous courses including a rich array of AP and honors courses. We also have numerous business and college partnerships to assist us in making sure that our students set high goals throughout their high school years and upon graduation. Recent graduates now attend Stanford, UCLA, UCB, Cornell, Spelman, and many other universities throughout the country.

    Beginning in the Fall of the 2007/08 school year, the Mission faculty collectively created a working definition of Anti-Racist/Equity education: Anti-Racist/Equity Teaching promotes respect for diversity and creates a context within which students' experiences can be understood, appreciated, and connected to the curriculum. Our work around equity teaching has enabled us as an entire community to engage families, students, and staff, and have honest and powerful conversations around the meaning and practice of social justice and equity. Access and equity mean, for the Mission school team, that all students must have access to all services in order to create an equal playing field, and that we need to consider all facets of identity in order to create a safe, nurturing environment.

    The Mission Community defines high achievement and joyful learning as fostering a high dose of trust between student and teacher in order to support all of our students as they develop into deeply independent, curious, motivated young adults, with wide-ranging interests, well-prepared for all of the challenges and opportunities that await them in the post-high school world. Mission families agree that joyful learning is the key to ensure that students realize their full potential through relevance, engagement, and connection.

    We believe it is crucial that families have deep trust in the school to take care of each student, and we take this charge very seriously. This is the essential element in all that we do at Mission. As Mission is one of the most diverse schools in the San Francisco public school district, keeping our promise to our community includes addressing the diversity of our families, keeping parents informed on both an individual student basis and a school-wide basis, and offering a consistent model of a culture of caring for all members of the Mission community. We offer flexible scheduling for parent/teacher conferences, phone calls home for more than just discipline, and numerous avenues and opportunities for families to partner with Mission. There are many opportunities for families to deepen their connection with Mission in order to support both their own students and the community at large. We value the Mission connections as authentic, meaningful, and mindful of the diversity of our families.

  • After School Programs

    Please see our After School Program page for current student activities schedule.
  • Language Programs

    • Arabic World Language
    • Newcomer Program - all languages
    • Spanish World Language
  • Special Education Programs

    • ACCESS - Adult Transition Services
    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe with autism focus
    • SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Achievement, Resiliency formerly known as ED or Emotionally Disturbed)
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Academic counseling
    • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
    • AVID
    • 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
    • Honors classes
    • Individual learning plans
    • Internships available
    • Library
    • Science lab
    • Service learning
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Student portfolios
    • Technology or computer lab
    • Tutoring in school
    • Work experience education
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Art Class
    • Band
    • Choir
    • Computers
    • Cooking or home economics
    • Creative writing
    • Ethnic Studies
    • Gardening
    • Mariachi
    • Media arts
    • Music program
    • Performing arts
    • Photography
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Teachers
    • Visual arts
    • Vocal Performing Arts
    • Writing or poetry
  • Athletics

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Flag football
    • Football
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Spirit Squad
    • Tennis
    • Track and Field
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
  • Student Support Programs

    • Advisory
    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
    • College planning
    • Counselor
    • Family liaison
    • Health and wellness center
    • Mentoring
    • On-site nurse
    • Peer resources
    • Social worker
    • Speech pathologist
    • Therapist
  • Career Technical Education Academies

    • Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • Arts, Media and Entertainment
    • Education, Child Development and Family Services
    • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • 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
    • SF College Access Center
    • SFSU Step to College
    • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum
    • uAspire
    • UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 40%
  • 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

    3750 18th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114
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Mission High School
3750 18th Street, San Francisco, 94114
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Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-3:59 pm
We - Th: 8:40 am-2:42 pm
Fr: 8:40 am-3:59 pm