Students enrolled 111
Hours 8:15 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
School leader Michael Fuller
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1430 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

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4 stars
Based on 34 ratings

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July 15, 2013
My school is okay. There seems to be a lot of racial discrimination and bullying within the campus community. Not everyone treats everyone else fairly. I don't like this though. It seems hard for the teachers to control since they keep on having meetings and gathering the different grades from each house to talk about the specific issues. Besides the racial discrimination, I feel like the diversity is not even getting better. It tends to get worse over time. There are many African American and Latinos here; very few Chinese. How is this diverse??? Oh well. I am going into my senior year and I hope that this school changes in a positive way because I want my last year to be the best. I need it to be the best because I want to get into a good college.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2013
Gateway has great curriculum and a lot of heart. The teachers are challenging and caring. My other kids went to private high schools and I am now wondering why I didn't take a closer look at a wonderful charter school such as Gateway. My son is both gifted and has some learning differences. The teachers have been quick to understand and responsive to his needs and gifts. We love Gateway.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2012
Here's an update to my 2009 freshman "We love Gateway" review. My son is a junior at Gateway. This review is from my perspective; I can only refer to the interactions my son and I have had with his teachers, the Principal, Vice Principal/s and the Executive Director. My son is African American. 99%-100% of the teachers are white and the Principal and Executive Director are white. That shouldn t matter, but it does. The teachers haven t the skills to address the cultural diversity of their students appropriately; therefore, students are negatively misjudged. The teaching is inconsistent; depending on how many students are allowed to disrupt the class and how well the teacher is able to connect and engage them. Over these three years, students have been asked to leave if they re failing, expelled or dropped out. Mostly it seemed to be the African American male students.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2011
Gateway has phenomenal teachers and staff who are not only well qualified, but continually enthusiastic and actually seem happy to be teaching and working with teens. Sharon Olken provides the kind of leadership that makes a difference in both the culture of the school and the well-being of the students. This truly is the "private school of public schools" offering college counseling, tutoring, a Learning Center, community service, Project Week and many other ways to support and ignite the students. Gateway does an incredible job working with students of all learning styles, and I want to emphasize the 'all' in that sentence. My son is a traditional learner and he is getting a wonderful, rigorous, college prep education. This is not just a school for those with learning differences. It's a school that brings out the best in everyone. I highly recommend you visit Gateway (and now Gateway Middle School), and see the enthusiasm, positive culture and possibility for your child to thrive and have attend college.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2011
The teachers are really great and actually enjoy what they're teaching. Gateway is a small school that really prepares you for college.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2010
A small successful college prep charter school in an urban environment with 95-100% of the students graduating and going to college-what's not to like?!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
Hands down, it's the teachers. They make the subjects fun and interesting for the students. They are creative, smart, and work well together.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2010
I have to agree with the others. The teachers and staff are the heart of the the school. They make learning interesting which motivates the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
Gateway is extraordinary in many ways, but perhaps most illustrative is this -- its student population contains four times as many kids with identified learning differences as other public schools in the area and yet 95% of seniors get accepted into college. Teachers teach to strengths and continually seek ways to make all students successful.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
Gateway High, from its foundation of serving students with the highest level of educational standards, has proven worthy of it's name. The dedication of the Principal, Staff, Teachers and Parents, strive to provide their Students with the necessary tools to guide them towards graduation. Yes, we have the Spirit, yet the challenge is still an effort each year to raise the funds. However, the students make all the difference...

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
Gateway High School has proven itself to be a school worthy of recognition in academic excellence. Small class size, dedicated teachers that know their students and a warm and supportive parent community and staff all lead to a school where students succeed and are prepared for the next challenges and steps in their life.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2009
What a fantastic high school experience for my son. He had good grades at his middle school-a 3.85 GPA, along with some of his close friends. He recently got together with those friends who are at (Lowell) and had 4.0 GPA's upon their arrival there. They now have 2.80, 3.10, and 2.50 GPA's, so far this year. They feel discouraged. I'm so glad my student is at Gateway, they ease the kids in and build up to tougher classes and more work, the kids are encouraged and nurtured. The teachers are top notch and this makes a huge difference, they are always available to students and parents. My son is on the high honors roll within the first semester, he's proud of himself and just wants to keep it up. No parent can ask for more. Go Gateway!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
The heart and soul of respect.

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September 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
We feel fortunate to have our son at Gateway. The small school and advisor program is a perfect fit to him and our family. I can't say enough about the dedicated and creative teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 03, 2009
Gateway has allowed my child to really become empowered. She was taught the art of note taking as well as two SAT prep training classes. Upon graduation she was accepted into 12 or more colleges. I as a parent has alway felt welcomed in the school and all the teachers had an open door policy. I would recommend any parent to look into this school. Gateway was great for our family. Thanks GWH.

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September 02, 2009
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June 21, 2009
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July 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
Until he enrolled at Gateway, my son spent most of his school career trying to find reasons to stay home. As a gifted LD kid, he was frustrated with the one-size-fits-all approach he found at his elementary and middle schools, and never learned how to navigate within his own limitations without being made to feel he was a disappointment. This has changed over the past two years. Gateway has small classes and good teachers who hold students accountable, and there is a tremendous support system for anyone who struggles; students are given responsibility for their own learning and are provided with the information and resources they need to succeed. From the beginning, it is made clear that we all have limitations and that everyone is different, but that we must extend ourselves to meet high standards. I'm very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2006
My daughter has attended Gateway since 9th grade and will graduate this year. We are more than pleased with her experience. She's had exceptional teachers and made good friends. The school has limited course choices and a dearth of after school activities but all that is offered is top notch.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 07, 2006
My son is in his second year at Gateway. I feel very fortunate that he was accepted to Gateway. It has small class size coupled with an intense academic curriculum. The kids get to know there teachers and classmates. It is a safe campus enviroment too. Go Gators!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
i went to gateway high school and i found it to be a very good school but they need to work on their attendance and making sure the kids family lives are okay maybe its not always you business but sometimes you just look the other way

- submitted by a former student
March 19, 2006
Presidio Middle is a very strong school in a friendly neighborhood. It has great teachers who are always there for your child if he/she needs help. It also has different sport and music programs. PTA does a lot of work. My only concern that the school is very big but this probably relates to all public schools in SF. Overall rating is very good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 14, 2006
This is a great school. My student feels safe and likes the school a lot. I am happy my child goes here. The teachers are very helpful. This is like a private school.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Gateway is a great school and has a good college preparatory program ,however, my only concern is that they do not have a PE Class and I have to look for a gym to put my kid so she will be able to fulfill the hours needed for PE for graduation.They have a good art classes and has encouraged my daughter to take art classes at the academy of arts for high school students. I just hope that next year they will be able to add some PE classes some I would not be paying gym fees which is so expensive. Overall, it is a great school, teachers are approachable and helpful to their students.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
Gateway is an amazing institution, combining the best of a caring community, talented and dedicated leadership, faculty and staff, and an involved parent body. The school provides a strong college prep program, with honors and AP courses. Despite the limitations of its small size (440 students), it is able to provide extras that are not available in many other public schools such as small average class size (23), a comprehensive visual arts program, an excellent college counseling program, and competitive sports programs for boys and girls. It provides an amazing support system for all students with its learning center tutoring program. Our oldest child was in the very first Gateway class and first graduating class, and now our second is a Senior. This is a school that truly welcomes and thrives on parent involvement. We are proud of the schools achievements and grateful to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
This is an excellent charter school with great teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
May 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2005
My daughter is in 9th grade, I see how much she likes school, there is lots of homework everyday, she enjoys her classes and teachers, I see that she is learning a lot, I had a meeting with a couple of her teachers last year and I liked what I heard about the program for each class, the only thing I do not like is the way the school looks, it needs lots of repairs. Overall the school is a great institution and I am glad my daughter has the opportunity to attend, I am sure she will have lots of chances to succeed in her future academically and further studies.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2005
Gateway is so terrible! my child got sent there and he came home telling me he was offered drugs at lunch. i was outraged ! the school has to do something about this or it will get out of control.

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March 13, 2005
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March 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
GWHS prepares students to take responsibility for their own learning, helping each to adjust to learning differences. This is especially helpful for students with learning disabilities, who need to know how and when to ask for assitance to meet their own learning style. My daughter was able to organize her work, learn note-taking habits that will apply through college, ask questions, seek out help when she needed it. These skills kept her from lagging behind.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2004
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Gateway is a college preparatory school; we believe that all of our students are capable of success in high school, college and beyond. 100% of the graduating class of 2007 is currently enrolled in college.

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Gateway High School
1430 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA  94115
(415) 749-3600
Last modified Gateway High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gateway High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews.