About Gateway Public Schools
In 1998, a group of six parents had the dream of creating a school that would be a gateway to college for all students regardless of race, income, or learning style. They founded Gateway High School, a college preparatory, public charter school in San Francisco. Since then, more than 96% of our graduates have gone on to colleges across the country and the world (double the statewide rate). In 2011, we expanded our model with the addition of a middle school. At Gateway Public Schools, we believe that all students can learn at high levels and that all students learn differently. We combine a rigorous academic program with a nurturing environment where the individual talents, strengths, and needs of our learners are identified and supported.
We serve a student body that reflects the diversity of San Francisco:
- More than 75% are students of color
- More than 40% are first-generation college-bound
- More than 25% have a diagnosed learning disability
- 45% fall below the poverty line
In addition to providing high quality public education to our students, we seek to accomplish two other fundamental goals:
1) By ensuring that each of our students has post-secondary opportunities, we hope to help change the demographics of the college-bound population in San Francisco.
2) By serving as a model public school, we hope to demonstrate that public education can and does work for diverse learners, share our best practices, and serve as a catalyst for change within the public sphere.