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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Not enough (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Somewhat effective (3 responses)
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Currently, most people answered Teacher (2 responses)
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Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 23, 2016
- a student
I'm grateful for my chemistry teacher, Mr. Lupoli. Throughout the year until now, he has been an exceptionally amazing teacher. The way Mr. Lupoli teaches is simple to understand and not only that but he understands how you struggling at times when the concepts can be difficult. But he wants the best for us, he wants us to try the best of our ability. He's also very funny. But sadly this year, he's leaving due to some "changes" made by the principle. Although he wants to stay, he cannot. Everybody will dearly miss him for being such awesome chemistry and physics teacher and friend.

Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
Amount of homework: Not enough

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
Freshman and sophomore year are like a free ride. Jr and Sr year are crushing.


Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
Develops grit: Strongly disagree

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
A few students will have this response, but the majority of students will keep their heads down, and try not to ever get involved, in order to stay un-noticed. Not a joyful place of learning.

Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
A bully pulpit to often used is disregarded. Fear and intimidation as a way of demanding respect is not sustainable.

Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
Some teachers take an active mentorship role, but no way these caring individuals can impact the whole school, and no systemic outreach to students in need. If they go ask for help in wellness, it is available, but nothing unless they go in. There is a volunteer minimum starting Jr year.


Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
Develops honesty: Neutral

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
These are mostly blue collar kids. They are good. The school does exactly what the district tells it to do. Need to stop bullies? hang the approved poster. All done.

Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School 3

Posted May 23, 2016
- a parent
Principal is antagonistic and condescending to parents. Teachers range from spectacular to abysmal. Students are great!

Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School 2

Posted March 16, 2016
- a parent
This was not my child's first choice of high schools because it is a small high school (averaging 160 students per grade). However she has blossomed and made new friends and tried different sports and clubs. So we're huge fans, right? Not quite..... Our daughter WAS a huge advocate and fan -- however in the past two years the administration has turned over and the new APs are not at all liked. At the same time the principal (who was never popular) has become even more controlling and panders to families with special needs or IEP to try and curry favor. She is at times downright rude to some parents and I hear has teachers terrified for their jobs. This has impacted my daughter as she loves her teachers. All the administration cares about is their school rating and ensuring the achievement rate of african americans, english language learners and special education students improve (going so far as to give 50% even when there is no homework turned in and not suspending students as having a low suspension rate boosts ratings). That said the majority of the students are left to their own devices. Ask to see the AP exam pass rates or college readiness scores and compare that to the GPAs. They don't align. Yes this is a public high school with a varied student body. The same social pressures, challenges and issues exist here as with all public schools in an urban setting. The difference I feel is that with the size, there is no hiding it. Hence discipline issues need to be addressed. Stop the teacher turnover (hence stop bullying the teachers and improve the climate). They are terrified of the principal. This school has the potential to be a true gem. However we need new blood at the administrative level. Assume ALL students can achieve instead of lowering standards just to graduate everyone. Make sure to nuture and invest in the new teachers and ensure the high turnover stops. Deal with the bad teachers but keep the good ones from turning over. So stay on top of your child and the school. Find the good teachers as there are many of them and avoid the bad ones. Befriend those wonderful parents who spend hours volunteering. Again, our daughter has had some wonderful teachers that she loves. And she had a wonderful time with sports as the PE department is also outstanding.


Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted March 16, 2016
- a parent
Teacher quality is highly varied. There are a few good teachers and likewise some horrible teachers.

Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
Amount of homework: Not enough

Posted March 16, 2016
- a parent
Too easy in freshman and sophomore year. If you take AP classes then the work load does increase however the pass rate on AP exams is abysmally low.

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Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School
40 Vega Street, San Francisco, CA  94115-3826
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 71 reviews. (415) 749-3469
Last modified Wallenberg (Raoul) Traditional High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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