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2019-2020 Student Body Takes Shape

Middle school girls pose in front of a mural

It may seem ages away now, but the 2019-2020 academic year will arrive before you know it. We are excited to share that our rosters are nearly finalized at Gateway High School with an anticipated student body of 495, as well as at Gateway Middle School with 302 students enrolled to date.

Nearly 50% of GHS’ incoming 9th grade class will be matriculating from Gateway Middle School, benefitting from the continuity of pedagogy and scaffolded curriculum that we know helps ease the often-challenging transition to high school’s rigors and responsibilities.

Our new students will continue to strengthen our community’s diversity, not only in terms of ethnicity and socio-economic background, but also through sharing their languages, learning styles and unique perspectives with their peers and teachers. Recent enrollment data suggest that next year approximately 75% of Gateway’s students will be young people of color, 50% of our students receive free and reduced lunch, and 20% of students have a diagnosed learning difference.

Gateway is part of the San Francisco Unified School District and students apply and enroll through the district’s lottery system, a process designed to provide equitable access to the range of opportunities available in San Francisco’s public schools. 

With over 800 students at Gateway and a 24:1 student-teacher ratio, our intentionally small community maximizes students’ college potential. Each student is known well and valued individually by a close-knit cohort of peers and caring adults. Highly trained teachers provide instruction tailored to their students’ unique strengths, empowering all students to grow, thrive and often exceed their own academic expectations.

We look forward to welcoming our new Gators and Griffins on the first day of school, Monday, August 19!