San Francisco University High School
|San Francisco University High School|
|San Francisco, California
|Established||1973, Opened 1975|
|Principal||Julia Russell Eells|
|Average class size||15 students|
|Student to teacher ratio||25:1|
The median GPA at University is 3.54 with a grading scale of A–F, including plus or minus. In order to graduate, students must take two years of art (including the mandatory Western Civilization course in their sophomore year), four years of English, three years of a foreign language (with Mandarin, French, Spanish, and Latin offered), two years of History excluding Western Civilization, three years of Mathematics, and two years of Science in addition to Community Service Learning requirements. In 2012, the school began implementing its mentoring program, which supports ninth-grade students as they navigate their first year of high school.
Facilities and campus
The school is made up of four buildings, commonly referred to as Upper, Middle, Lower, and South campuses.
Upper Campus is the oldest and most historic part of campus. It was designed by Julia Morgan and built in 1917 to house Katherine Delmar Burke School, a girls' school, from the early part of the 20th century until 1975, when the building was sold to the newly created University High School. It houses the History and English Departments, College Counseling offices, and administrative offices. Middle Campus, connected to Upper Campus by a bridge, houses the school library; a 400-seat theater; the student center and cafeteria; state-of-the-art science labs; music rooms, including an electronic music recording room; and the Summerbridge program, UHS's pioneer program to help talented students from local public middle schools obtain the resources they might not have access to in their current schools. Lower Campus is home to the Math and Science Departments. It also holds the fitness center, changing rooms, gym, and athletic offices. Indoor sports are played at the gym, while field sports are mainly played at fields in the nearby Presidio. South Campus, which opened in the 2006–2007 school year, is the home of the Foreign Language Department and the Art Department. Additionally, South Campus contains a language lab, a large photography studio and darkroom, and art studios.
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