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Washington (George) High School

Public | 9-12 | 2283 students

 

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Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I like things and wash has things so very good i like it it is alot betr thhen lol
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 19, 2010

I am a former student of this school and I found it terrible. The restrooms were unclean, the faculty were too lenient when it came to enforcing the rules, and some of my teachers provided little instruction. I also didn't like being told to get to class by security guards who didn't even look like they finished high school themselves. Overall, I was not motivated to work hard and stay in line in such an unsafe atmosphere.


Posted May 14, 2010

it is our second year at Washington and I have to say this was the perfect fit for my child. The adminstration are very open and accessible, I have no safety worries at all. The staff really cares about the kids and are doing their best to provide a quality education in light of budget cuts. They have a small but strong PTSA (would love to see it grow) that partners with the administration and on average provides upwards to $7,000 annually in the form of teacher grants to help improve the ediucation. Lots of clubs to hit every interest, strong sports, student rallys and spirit days, service groups throughout the school, Beacon Center and an online posted Dalily Bulletin for parents to be kept in the loop!. Go Eagles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

I love the diversity at Washington. Students from all corners of the earth are enrolled here, and their joy and energy bring excitement to the classroom every day. I feel privileged to teach them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2009

George Washington High School is a great department. Fulfilling education that stays in your mind. Preparing students for a bright future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Great View! Great Students! Caring and Hard-working Staff! Wonderful PTSA Support! We want to be The Best!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2009

GREAT VIEW! Great staff & students there is more that i can't fit it in this short massage!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

I'm a former student at Washington. It's a great school, very diverse and has many great teachers. I loved going there and I stayed there until I graduated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2009

GWHS has so many creative and artistic opportunities for it's students. We have ceramics, choir, dance, band, orchestra, drama, drawing, painting, graphic design, stage tech, video production, musical theater, etc.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 15, 2009

Great staff, safe community. Tsunami relief center (;
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

great school. they try to keep kids busy which is good. they have lots going on too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

It's a diverse comprehensive school. There is a good sense of community. It is a great place to work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

I am a student currently attending George Washington High and so far I love it. GWHS is a great school with many great clubs, after school programs, and best of all lots of academic tutoring and help. We also have great sports teams. We have lots of good opportunities to help your community and to get involved. We have many great teachers who go out of their ways to make sure we all learn. We strongly believe in equality and we have one of the most diverse student bodys in the SFUSD. Overall i am very pleased with GWHS so far and i encourage new students to come to GWHS because its a great school with many great things to offer. We also have a great view of the golden gate bridge...on a good day. By the way GWHS is what we call George Washington High School for short.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

i think my school is very good in studies. the teachers really helped me out to get my grade up and they its relly safe at out school.and its really clean
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2009

I love George Washington High School because it's amazing and fun! Theres so much to do and it's perfect. =D
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2009

great school, awesome ppl and teachers (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2009

There is a nice environment, the teachers are nice, and it's a beautiful school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

I think that Washington is one of the best schools in California because all the people are respectful at Washington
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

The students and teachers have lots of spirit, and you have fun while you learn a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2009

I love Washington High School because I can always find help when I need it.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

774

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

774

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

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20%

2011

 
 
9%

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24%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
75%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
45%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
85%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
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20%

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

460 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
18%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
42%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
21%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
4%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
47%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students44%
Females47%
Males43%
African American13%
Asian54%
Filipino40%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females72%
Males56%
African American36%
Asian73%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state57%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students36%
Females39%
Males33%
African American9%
Asian49%
Filipino5%
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state30%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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African Americann/a
Asian38%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
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Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Algebra II

All Students50%
Females48%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Biology/Life Sciences

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Females36%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asian29%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

Chemistry

All Students35%
Females32%
Males36%
African American14%
Asian39%
Filipino24%
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Earth Science

All Students16%
Femalesn/a
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females62%
Males55%
African American26%
Asian64%
Filipino48%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females10%
Males4%
African American0%
Asian7%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented21%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students57%
Females54%
Males59%
African American30%
Asian63%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state56%

World History

All Students53%
Females47%
Males57%
African American23%
Asian61%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students8%
Females9%
Males5%
African American0%
Asian11%
Filipino0%
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)5%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate3%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students34%
Females49%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asian41%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females36%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asian37%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Earth Science

All Students18%
Females19%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asian5%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females58%
Males49%
African American38%
Asian56%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Geometry

All Students4%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students42%
Females40%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asian45%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Physics

All Students50%
Females47%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian52%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state44%

U.S. History

All Students52%
Females50%
Males54%
African American40%
Asian56%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state47%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females83%
Males83%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American52%
Asian88%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Declined to state98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Economic Status Unknown87%
Students with disability47%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner35%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students92%
Females92%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American50%
Asian97%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown93%
Students with disability51%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner80%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 73% 11%
Hispanic 11% 51%
White 7% 27%
Black 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ericka Lovrin
Fax number
  • (415) 750-8417

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Library

George Washington High School Afterschool Program (ExCEL Program) (after school program)

About the program
  • SFUSD ExCEL afterschool programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that afterschool academics are aligned with the school day curriculum. Every school with and ExCEL program partners with a nonprofit community based organization to run activities and build bridges to the neighborhood. The Richmond Village Beacon offers this high school program on campus at George Washington High School. There are three areas of focus for the program: youth employment, multicultural programs and teen enrichment services. This FREE program is available at lunchtime and afterschool, food is provided, and students can also participate in summer programming.
Operated by
  • Richmond Village Beacon
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:00 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 9-12
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Is financial aid available?
  • Yes
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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