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3750 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

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(415) 241-6240
(415) 626-1641
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June 05, 2015
Our son graduated from Mission last week after spending three years at the school. He has been so happy there! The staff is motivated, caring and very involved with the students. It really feels like a big family. The principal is a superstar (he won "principal of the year" 2 years in a row) and is beloved by teachers, students and parents alike. It is truly diverse and a wonderful open-minded and welcoming environment where the kids really feel they can be themselves. It brims with opportunities and prepares the kids for a great college experience.

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April 22, 2015
My daughter is a senior (class of 2015) and loves it here. Why is Mission a great school? * small class sizes * teachers keep their classes engaged by actually teaching; they don't just tell you what to read in the textbook * abundance of after school programs & clubs * ASAP -- read more about it here -> http://missionasap.org/asap/. They paid for and sent our daughter to the University of Texas for a sports medicine camp over the summer * the staff really cares about the kids, especially principal Guthertz. What other principal would have taken time out of his busy day to greet a freshman on her first day?? As a result of attending this awesome school, my daughter got accepted to every UC (Cal, UCLA, Davis, San Diego, Santa Cruz) and CSU (Cal Poly, LongBeach, SF State) she applied to. If you haven't considered Mission, consider it now. Schedule a tour. It's a fantastic place!

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April 04, 2015
My son is a senior at Mission and loves the school. I have been active in the PTA for some years and know the principal well; he is a fantastic positive force. The school has been improving greatly in the past years and is riding a fantastic wave of positive momentum. The staff provides great support and is very approachable.

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October 05, 2013
Mission High School is a great well-rounded school. My son has thrived here. MHS really cares about each student's education and well being. Willing students succeed here. Teachers are accessible and they communicate with you on how your child is doing. Kids keep busy because there are so many things to do and get involved. We love Mission HS.

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October 03, 2013
We couldn't be happier with Mission High School! Our son is a freshman and is thriving at Mission. The teachers have a thoughtful curriculum and keeps our son interested in classes. The updates through the school loop is outstanding. The sports program is disciplined and creates a strong sense of family with the team. Back to school night was done well as we had mini parent/teacher conferences with all of our son's teachers.

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January 08, 2012
My daughter is thriving at this school. The teachers are the best I have ever seen (and I've seen a lot of teachers). She is safe, happy, and feels like a part of the community after her first semester. I'm especially impressed by the resources this school has compared to other high schools.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2011
Mission high school is one of the best high schools in California am only freshman but i have learned a lot. The school is more like a big family.The classes don't have more than 20 students and it's good.when I first went to mission I was not happy thinking that it was bad but now no one can change my mind. I love mission and am going to Stanford with a 4:0 from mission high,Plus AP classes are amazing there!!

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2011
We have a 9th grader at Mission and a 11th grader at Lowell, both great schools in different ways. Here are my impression FWIW. Mission class sizes are as low as 18 students, Lowell as high as 40+. Lowell, since it's bigger, offers a greater variety of classes and most are more challenging, Mission partners with City College to fill in the gaps and also grades students on personal achievement rather the curve, which gives them a much better chance to get into college. Both have AP classes, Lowell has more, but Mission encourages more students to take them who normally wouldn't. Much more financial support from the district and beneficiaries for Mission (no one has asked us for any money yet, a first!), but there's a dedicated, successful fund-raising parent and alumni group from Lowell. Surprisingly, advanced choir students at Mission are required to be able to read music, at Lowell they aren't. Mission wins on architecture, weather, transportation, location and student to faculty ratio. Lowell wins on academic reputation and performance. Both campuses are equally safe with dedicated staff, though Mission's makes more of an effort with more to prove.

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March 06, 2011
i love mission lets go bears go mission is the best decision u could ever make there are the best teachers u can learn really quick the teachers are always pushing u to always do ur best and be positive , peace and love, society ,fashion music and to love ur self and u learn who to develop ur skills and how to protect ursef mission high is not th BAD school as some people out there say

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March 20, 2010
i was jsut like the rest of you, i thought mission was this terrible school with bad kids, but it's not! it actually isnt! I live 5 blocks from Wash and i've always wanted to go there. When i got the letter that i got in mission, i cried. My sister told me to try mission out and if i end up not liking it, i can always transfer. So i tried out mission and i end up LOVING IT!! it's an amazing school! 2 weeks later i got a call from Wash saying i got accepted into there school and i had the chance to transfer. I ended up rejecting them. Rejecting wash was the BEST decision i had ever made! Mission is truly getting better! Try it out, and if you dont like it, you can transfer! but i promise you, YOU WILL LOVE IT! :D

- submitted by a student

March 16, 2010
i think Mission High School is the BEST school I have ever seen and entered in the world. I found myself here, I found my dream here, I love Mission! I love BEAR!

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2009
Mission has all the top teachers in San Francisco

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September 21, 2009
Mission High school is the best school ever. Its diversity is the best thing of it, to know more about other cultures and places is what makes Mission amazing. All the people are friendly and also they always try to help each other out. Mission High is colossal....

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September 21, 2009
I love Mission's Teachers. They're so cool and they always ready to help you out. Basically, teachers are the second family of the students. They always look up on you if you're doing well or not. So it's nice to have someone like that in a place like school.

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September 07, 2009
My grandson is now studying 9th grade at Mission High School. I felt very bad when he couldn't get into Lowell, or lincoln, or Washington at first because he always get very good grades and high GPA in K-8. Now, I understand that we should not listen too much from other people. We should really take a step into the school touring before sending our kids there. Mission High is a very great school!! It's the best choice for kids, I think. It's a beautiful and safe neighborhood. There are small size classes and nice teachers. I suggest other parents can take chace to walk around this compus.

- submitted by a community member

September 05, 2009
At first, when I knew my son can not get admission to lincoln high, I felt very unsad. Fortunely, I decided to send my son to Mission High after the SF Unifie/consuloring's sugesstion. Now, I found out that Mission High even much much more better than Lincoln. It's a very safe enviroment. It's an excellent school for your kids to study there.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2009
It's a geat school! You won't feel regret to send your kids there.

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August 23, 2009
It is an excellent school. My daughter likes Mission High School more than Lincoln. It is a small class that the teachers can pay more attention. I hope some parents use eyes more than ears. Don't listen someone says Mission is not a good school, use your eyes to see what it is. It is an awesome school.

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August 22, 2009
This high school is a great school! this coming year will be my sophmore year and i can't wait to come back to school! its environment is awesome just like the students, although some people rate this high school with bad reputation i just want everybody to know that this is nooott a bad school for students who plan to go to college and keep moving forward in their lifes... I know it because i'll graduate in 2012 and so far everything is going well..Hope to be somebody important in my lifeeee

- submitted by a student

May 09, 2008
very great environment and the reconstruction of the school creats a better environment for student

- submitted by a student

April 25, 2008
EXCELLENT principal leadership with VERY small class sizes. Young teachers = inspired and more in-tune with students. Not enough extra curricular activities. Nice location in safe, warm neighborhood. Need some money to make facilities nicer.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2005
This is a great school! The teachers are kind and willing to help student.

- submitted by a student

July 25, 2005
Mission is a very good school that is supportive of the parents and the students. They have a good communication repore and really try to provide a safe environment. There various sports and creative arts that are availalbe. The environment is diversed and the teacher are educated. My son reaaly enjoys his teachers and hates to miss school. I must let you know that my son is in special day classes.

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May 29, 2005
Better then portrayed. EXCELLENT principal. Good sports. Small community. Nice area (castro).

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April 17, 2005
there weren't enough afterschool activities at this school. A lot of the students were often loud. Despite all these issues, the teachers never gave up on helping the students and will always offer, even sometimes suggest that students ask for assistance for schoolwork.

- submitted by a student

January 31, 2005
Quality of Academic Program: Very poor. Availabiliby of programs and other extracurricular activities: Yes. Overall Comment: This school offers limited AP programs, at most two over crowded sessions. Even though there are various of programs on paper (such as music, art, and sport), the site seems more of a place to kid to hangout than an academic environment. Teachers mainly spend most time on crowd control than actually teaching! Level of Parent Involvement: Limited since more students are children of first/second generation immigrants.

- submitted by a student

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Mission High School
3750 18th Street, San Francisco, CA  94114
(415) 241-6240
Last modified Mission High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mission High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top