Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School


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  • School Type

    High School (9-13)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Suniqua Thomas
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Marlene Ligsay
    • Ron Lee
    • Laura Langlois Rashidi
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-3:40 pm
    We: 8:40 am-2:25 pm
    Th - Fr: 8:40 am-3:40 pm

    With extended programs until 6 p.m.

  • School Tour

    To schedule a school tour at Burton High School, there is a form that needs to be completed beforehand. To complete this form, please visit this SFUSD School Tour Signup Link . Please note that tours are ONLY offered on Tuesdays beginning at 9:30 AM. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email Burton High School's Registrar, Stephany Cortez, at: or by calling at (415) 469-4550 ext 1121. 

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  • Uniforms Policy

    Burton enforces a school responsible and appropriate dress code.
  • Neighborhood

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

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  • School Code

  • Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School promotes a nurturing, equitable school culture committed to high-level academic achievement for all students. Our student-centered learning communities engage students in rigorous, inquiry-based learning while also building personal relationships that support students in their pursuits. Burton graduates are creative and critical thinkers who use the foundations of the core curriculum and their commitment to social justice to make positive contributions to society. Our school serves as a model for institutions everywhere, and our graduates are recruited by colleges and businesses that recognize them as leaders.

    Burton's diverse 1050+ student body represents every ethnicity, socio-economic group, and neighborhood of San Francisco. Our focus is to create a school-wide understanding of high achievement of essential learning; develop learning opportunities in each class, department, interdisciplinary group, differentiating for all students; measure student progress toward essential learning; and make changes to program, lessons, and support structures to improve student progress toward essential learning.

    The Academies at Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School are small, diverse learning communities designed to personalize the educational experience for all students. We believe that students learn best in a school environment where they are supported and nurtured by the school staff and their classmates. Burton is a true Community School. Families and community members play a larger part in the Burton program and design, and students and parents are excited to be a part of the Burton community.

  • After School Programs

    Burton is proud to have an extensive partnership with the Bayview YMCA. We have classes offered by City College on Saturdays and after school. The Bayview YMCA runs the Teen Center that offers programs that include intramurals, student-led workshops on a variety of topics, swimming lessons, and drivers' education. Also, we have tutoring during lunchtime and afterschool. 3:40 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Language Programs

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

    • ACCESS - Adult Transition Services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
  • 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
    • Credit recovery
    • Honors classes
    • Individual learning plans
    • Internships available
    • Project-based learning
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Student portfolios
    • Tutoring in school
    • Work experience education
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Band
    • Ceramics
    • Choir
    • Drama
    • Jazz
    • Media arts
    • Performing arts
    • Visual arts
  • Athletics

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

    • Access to nurse
    • Advisory
    • Counselor
    • Family liaison
    • Health and wellness center
    • Mentoring
    • On-site nurse
    • Social worker
  • Career Technical Education Academies

    • Arts, Media and Entertainment
    • Engineering and Architecture
    • 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
    • SFAchievers
    • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum
    • uAspire
    • UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 76%
  • 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

    400 Mansell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134
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Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School
400 Mansell Street, San Francisco, 94134
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Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-3:40 pm
We: 8:40 am-2:25 pm
Th - Fr: 8:40 am-3:40 pm