Saint Igntuis College Prep is a coed catholic high school that has a reputation for being a great school. they are very selective in their aplication process and the tutition is vry high. But they have alot of resources and state if the art equipment. Most of their graduates head off to a four year university.
Hoover middle school is a decent school located in the safe neighborhood between the sunset district and west Portal Avenue. theyhave well qualified teachers and pretty average test scores. Compared to some of the other middle schools in the bay area, Hoove is a pretty good school.
Abraham Lincoln High School is climbing up to become one of the city's best public schools. They have excellent test scores and wonderful teachers. Teachers are there to provide support and guidance to their students. And this high school now takes applications. They do not automatically enter anyone in the district. I hope other schools can move toward the actions of Lincoln.
West Portal Lutheran Church & School Lcms is in the very nice and upscale area of West Portal, near St Francis Woods. Its a wonderful place to send your child, if you can afford the tutition. It is a great school with excellent teachers and very high test scores. Children recieve a wonderful education here.
I like the fact that students hae to be committed to waering uniforms. It takes away alot of the peer pressure to waer fancy and trendy clothes. Some students may feel left out because they cannot afford the new clothes all of the time. The building are old, but clean. It is convienent to be close to the elementary school. I hope that the older students can guide the younger ones in the right direction.
Balboa High School is not the best public school in the city, but its better than some of the inner city schools. the building are rather old and run down but they are kept clean. There are some great teachers here, but they struggle with keeping the attention span of the students. I hope that Balboa high school is able to improve in the future.
Burlingame High School is one of the better public schools in the bay area. It has excellent teachers and very good overall test scores. The school is clean and wel mainatined and students enjoy state of the art equipment. There are many activities offered to students which keep them "out of trouble." Overall this is a great school. Very safe.
Marshall Thurgood Academic High School is anything but academic. This school is struggling to keep up test scores. In he recent years, they have lost many wonderful teachers due to things like budget cuts. And the safety of the students is always in question. This school needs help in teaching students the value of a good education. I hope they can lift themslves back up to at least an average school. Its sad.
Lowell High School is one of the city's premier public high schools. It is very competitive and the admissions team is very selective on who gets chosen to attand. they have excellent programs for all of the students. They also have wonderful sports teams that do well in every category. Lowell prepares you well for a future at a four year University.
My brother attended Riordan High School for his entire high school career and he was very pleased. Even though its a catholic high school that is just all boys, he had great experiences. He made really nice friends. And the environment was great for learning. The teachers were wonderful in that they were always available to help the students. Overall, a great school. Highly recommended.