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Class of 2019
Class of 2019



Ms Emma Dunbar                          Principal

Ms Denise Carneiro-Middleton  Assistant Principal

Mr Victor Small                            Assistant Principal

Ms Jennifer Kuhr                          Assistant Principal

Ms Victoria Lowe                          School Secretary


The enrollment application for the 2019-20 school year will be available at the Enrollment Fair on October 13, 2018 at John O'Connell High School from 9:00am-2:00pm.  If you want to obtain the new enrollment application, school map, and enrollment guide, etc., please check the SFUSD website around that time.  Thank you.

Handy Links!

8th Grade Information

This page has been created for our 8th grade students and families.  Information on the high school application process and all the fun eighth grade activities will be posted here! 


Information will be added as it becomes available.  In the mean time, if you have specific questions, please reach out to our 8th grade counselor, Ms. Jenny Herttua.


CTE academies are high-school programs that integrate students learning in school with real-world opportunities to increase student motivation and achievement. According to The California Center for College and Career, "Pathways that link learning with student interests and career preparation lead to higher graduation rates, increased college enrollments, and higher earning potential."


CTE academies expose students to different career fields, motivate them to think about their personal college and career path and integrate the development of 21st century pre-professional skills. CTE academies feature cross-curricular projects focused on specific career industry themes and academic topics. The Academy courses stress hands-on, project-based learning to provide a more authentic, real-world educational and work-based learning experience for students.


SFUSD CTE Academies page

Tours & Shadowing

Students who will be missing school to attend high school tours or shadow appointment must notify his/her teachers at least 2 days before their absence and are responsible for assignments upon return. Students must bring back a note from parents to Ms. Miller to clear attendance.



1000 Cayuga Avenue • 415-469-4090
2019-20 tour schedule is available now!
Call 415-469-4090 to sign up for a tour.  Tours offered Tuesdays at 9:30am & Thursdays at 1:10pm.
No shadows offered.


400 Mansell Street • 415-469-4550

School tours will take place every Monday from 8:30am-10:30am. Please call to reserve a space for the tour at 415-469-4550.

Downtown High School
 693 Vermont Street • 415-695-5860


1150 Francisco Street • 415-749-3430
School Tours:  Will begin mid October 2018.  Please click here for tour info.
Shadows: Will be conducted on Tuesdays.  Please sign up for Shadowing here

Contact Bai Zhen or 415-749-3430

Open House:  Thursday November 1, November 29.  No RSVP required.
Tours: Select Wednesdays.  Shadows Select Mondays. RSVP here for tours & shadows.

Independence High School
1350 7th Avenue • 415-242-5000

John O’Connell High School
2355 Folsom Street • (415) 695-5370

June Jordan School for Equity
325 La Grande Avenue • 415-452-4922


2162 24th Avenue • 415-759-2700
Open House is Thursday Nov 15, 6-8pm. No sign up necessary.
Shadows are full as of 9/5/18.

Parent Tours are offered on select dates in the fall with limited space

Please call the school at 415 759-2700 on Wednesday or Thursday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m. to schedule a Parent Tour.


1101 Eucalyptus Drive • 415-759-2730
8th Grade Night: Thursday September 27, 2018. Tickets required. 

School tours will be available on 10/17, 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/2, 11/7, 11/14, 11/16, 11/28, and 12/5.  Each tour will last 50 minutes (11:55 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.). The registration form will be available online after the enrollment fair.

No shadows offered.

Lowell Application Information: Click HERE. (The information currently posted is from last year. Check back soon for updates!)


3750 18th Street • 415-241-6240

School tour is for parents and incoming 9th grade students. School tour is by appointment only. It begins on September 4, and ends on December 6. It is every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am, about 30 minutes long. Please fill out google form below to request for a school tour. You may also e-mail the secretary, Ms. Wendy He ( for availability. 

Mission High School Tour Request Form

Shadow is on Monday 8-12pm by appointment only. Students will be able to see about four different classes. Please e-mail Mr. Dan Nemiroff ( for availability.

If you are interested in speaking with the special education department, please contact Ms. Trisha Coughlin ( to arrange for an appointment.

RUTH ASAWA SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS audition & application process

555 Portola Drive • 415-695-5700
Tour dates: Mondays, October 22, November 26, Jan 7, 2019. 1:30-3:00pm, no appointment necessary, just show up!
Get a taste of Asawa SOTA. Go see a show!  There are LOTS!!!  Event Calendar


655 De Haro Street • 415-695-5781


555 Portola Drive • (415) 695-5701

School tours and shadow dates take place every other Wednesday starting on September 26th.  Tours begin at 8:00 AM in the Academy community room with a Welcome + Q & A with Principal Greg Markwith.  To RSVP for a school tour or to schedule a shadow day, please send an email to Maria Ruiz, Academy Main Office Secretary at

Open Houses: Wednesday, November 28 & Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Thurgood Marshall High School
45 Conkling Street • 415-695-5612


40 Vega Street • 415-749-3469
Open House: TBD
Tours are Tuesdays at 9:30am. Call to rsvp.
Shadows:  Call Wallenberg Counselors to RSVP


600 32nd Avenue • 415-750-8400
Open House: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm
Call Liz Perez at 415-750-8400 to rsvp for tours and shadow. (starting September 6)
Parent tours are Tuesdays & Fridays from 10am-11am, appointments required.
Student shadows are on Tuesdays from 8:15am-11:40am. 

Ida B. Wells High School
2355 Folsom Street, 4th Floor • 415-241-6315


** Lowell H.S. & Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) are the only two high schools with additional application requirements.  Please see the links belows with information you need to know if you are applying to either of these two high schools:


NOTE:  If you see information posted here that is incorrect, please send us an email!

Key Dates

February 19

Sweatshirt Design final submission

March 15

Formal 8th Grade Graduation portraits - More information to come

March 21

8th grade Panoramic Picture

May 24

8th grade Picnic


Graduation - TBD

SFUSD Charter Schools

Gateway High School
1430 Scott Street • 415-749-3600

Leadership High School
350 Seneca Avenue  • 415-841-8910

655 De Haro Street • 415-643-6951

City Arts and Technology High School
325 LaGrande Avenue • 415-841-2200

Life Learning Academy
651 Eighth Street, Bldg 229, Treasure Island • 415-397-8957