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Applying to Gateway High School

Students are admitted to Gateway High School through a lottery. Each year we enroll 135 new 9th graders and a handful of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade transfer students. We have one large lottery in March for incoming 9th grade students. As spaces become available, we conduct a smaller lottery from our wait pool for transfer students. The students and families who choose to enroll bring diverse experiences, talents, learning styles, and perspectives.  Our community and academic program thrives on this diversity as we seek to educate and challenge all our students.

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Lottery Results

Applicants eligible for the 9th grade lottery will have instant access to lottery results in March. Students who are offered admission have a few weeks to make a decision and complete their registration. Students who are not offered admission through our lottery will receive instructions on how to join the wait pool.

Admission Preference

San Francisco residents, Gateway Middle School students, siblings of current students, children of staff and faculty, and families that qualify for free and reduced lunch are eligible for admission preferences.

Wait Pool Results

If you missed the 9th grade lottery application deadline or are applying for 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, you will be applying for the wait pool. If a spot becomes available, we conduct a lottery from the wait pool to fill the spot. Gateway enrollment will only contact you with an offer of enrollment. 

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Gateway High School accepts wait pool applications throughout the year. If a spot becomes available, we conduct a lottery from the wait pool to fill the spot. Gateway enrollment will only contact you with an offer of enrollment. This can happen at anytime as we only offer enrollment on a lottery basis as spots become available. 

Paper Applications

It is easier to apply online, but you may also apply with a paper application. You may obtain a paper application at our main office located at 1430 Scott Street (between Geary and O'Farrell), at enrollment events, from your school counselor, or by downloading it. 

2019-2020 Application

2018-2019 Transfer Application

Contact the Enrollment Department

If you have questions about the enrollment process at Gateway High School, please contact Andrea Tacdol, Enrollment Director, at (415) 749-3600 x 4457 or enrollment@gatewayhigh.org.