WALLENBERG (RAOUL) TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

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40 VEGA ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115
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Phone: 415-749-3469
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: San Francisco Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 175
  • Number Students: 700
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4889
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Cheryl Foster
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

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    School Reviews (31 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-13
    "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 there and made new friends and tried different sports and clubs and even starting a new service club. She now is a huge advocate and fan. The teachers and administration know her name. 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. It is true Principal Foster is not popular with the students as she is strict. However some in the administration and some teachers are among the best you can find in the SFUSD. Overall, it is a hidden gem. Invest your time and you will get rewarded with a quality education and experience. If you're a student that bullies others then yes the district policy is Restorative Practices. Overall in the last few years the dance and music programs have expanded along with parent involvement."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-11
    "Academically wise, this school is decent. But besides that, this school isn't very good. If you like being bullied, you should come to this school. Cliques are everywhere; you either fit in or you don't; If you don't, have a nice time being harassed everyday. People smoke in the bathroom. Teachers are unable to control students; some kids actually bully their teachers. Those students get sent out basically everyday, and they are sent right back in with no consequences. They deter the students who want to learn from learning. Also, almost all the students and teachers hate the administration. So overall: Come to this school if you want to be unhappy and in a bad mood for your whole high school life."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-16
    "This school is a horrible place to be. There is constant bullying, and nothing is done about it. I see other kids being harassed everyday. Even the most friendly kids are being bullied and I am too. I've actually considered skipping just to avoid some people. When bullying get reported, we have restorative circles that don't do anything except make the bully even angrier at the other. Some teachers are decent, but many aren't. A lot of the time teachers don't have any control over their class. The kids can't keep quiet and the teacher doesn't do anything. You can't learn anything in that environment. I think there should be more severe punishments. If a student is being kicked out of class almost everyday, there's probably a reason why. But they just keep on coming to class, with no punishment whatsoever. Overall, if you want your kid to be happy, don't send them here. Either you fit in or you don't and then you're going to be bullied either way. I haven't been happy at school or wanted to be here even once during this school year."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-08
    "I would rate it Zero stars if that was an option. The current principal has ruined this school. She is a bully and has made all the best teachers either leave or quit. Parents, students and teachers have petitioned to get this principal out so that the school can be a learning environment vs. a chaotic one."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-16
    "All parents with special education children should avoid this school. The principal lacks the leadership to properly assist the special education staff. The general education teachers are also equally unmotivated by the lack of leadership. The teacher moral is so low that the annual teacher turnover rate over 30%. The special education department is inexperienced and is capable of doing more harm than good. Students that are enrolled in special ed inclusion with diploma are now being informed that all of their school work has been modified since being first enrolled (without prior parent notification or parent authorization) and they re now disqualified from graduating with a high school diploma. Some students are being informed of this after attending the school for years. I regret ever enrolling my kid in this school."
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