- Since Gateway's founding in 1998, 96% of Gateway's graduates have gone on to college, double the statewide rate. Approximately 40% of our college-bound alumni are the first in their family to attend.
- Students at both Gateway High School and Gateway Middle School outperform students across the state on Common Core tests (as measured by percent proficient or above) by an average of 15%.
- Approximately 77% of Gateway High's 10th-12th graders are enrolled in at least one honors or AP class at any given time.
- Moreover, our honors and AP scholars mirror the student body overall -- for example, 28% of GHS students are Latinx, and Latinx students comprise approximately 33% of students taking honors/AP courses.
- Gateway’s College Counseling Program was honored as a model of school reform excellence for achieving measurable results for traditionally underserved students by the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California.
- Gateway High School was selected as a school that exemplifies success for raising academic achievement for African-American and Latino students. A UCLA independent evaluator's report of San Francisco Unified School District's desegregation efforts reported this achievement.
- In a recent survey of our alumni, 91% reported that they felt “prepared or highly prepared” for the rigors of college.
Impacting Lives; Impacting Public Education
Year after year, Gateway students are thriving. In addition to helping our students achieve their dreams, Gateway’s track record of success has positioned us to make a significant impact on public education in San Francisco.
Academic Achievement for All
In 2017, Gateway Middle School and Gateway High School were among 275 schools across California who were honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Program. Only three schools in San Francisco received this award.
Gateway High School was the first charter high school in the state to be named a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education twice.
In 2018, Gateway was selected to be featured as an exemplar school in a research study by the Learning Policy Institute, an education policy and think tank headed by Linda Darling-Hammond. The study focuses on the practices and programs in five schools across the country that are implementing research-based best practices for educating the whole child.
2020 Annual Report
2019-20 is truly a school year of firsts: the first time faculty are teaching and supporting students remotely, the first virtual “first day of school,” and the first time we welcomed 150 new Griffins and Gators at our fun and engaging online orientation events. But it’s not the first time our community has come together to ensure every student felt safe, supported and encouraged to learn and grow.
Below, our 2019-2020 Annual Report highlights Gateway’s commitment to unlocking student potential, supporting expert teaching, partnering with the community, and sharing best practices – no matter what. Read on:
Gateway Middle School was the first middle school selected to join the Innovative Schools network created by Facing History and Ourselves.
In 2018, five Gateway teachers were selected to participate in the prestigious Stanford Hollyhock Fellowship Program, an intensive two-year, cohort-style professional development program designed to support highly motivated, early-career high school teachers to persist and thrive in the classroom.
Gateway Middle School is the first public school to partner with Inneract Project to offer video game design courses during the school day for middle school students.
Gateway Middle School partners with San Francisco's Exploratorium and the Silicon Valley Math Initiative to support teacher professional development in math and science.
Gateway Middle School partners with a variety of organizations to support enriching arts and STEM programs for our students, including Girls Who Code, Movemeant, Generation Citizen, and the YMCA.
Gateway High School is a host site for Mission Bit, a non-profit organization that teaches project-based semester-long coding courses to students.
Gateway's dynamic internship program partners with over twenty five local businesses and non-profits to give students real-world learning opportunities.
Gateway High School is home to an Ignite Chapter, a non-profit organization that is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.
2019 Financial Information