SF School System
The San Francisco School System is a somewhat difficult system to navigate. There is a lottery system in place for the placement of children. It has been revised in 2011 to be more neighborhood based vs. economic status based , but you should go to the San Francisco Public Schools website below to get more information.
A few things to note:
We have included a list of schools and their School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for public ratings at the following SF School webpage. Here is also a map of the public schools in San Francisco.
Below are some sites you may find useful, in addition to the SARC ratings, for determining which schools you may wish to enroll your children. Note that the schools in California are ranked by something called the Academic Performance Index (API). We have included some of these rankings and information below for San Francisco.
Greatschools.org Rating Information on Schools
Rankings Based on 2008 API Index
San Francisco Public Schools
Understanding the API Index