San Francisco

Parents Taking Action

Are you concerned about the achievement gap in San Francisco?

Latino students make up 27% of all students in SFUSD. Only 21% of Latino students in SFUSD are at grade level in math. Only 28% are at grade level in English.

African American students make up 8% of all students in SFUSD.Only 12% of African American students in SFUSD are at grade level in math. Only 18% are at grade level in English.

We CAN do better.


Our work encompasses spreading awareness and organizing parents, in order to close the current opportunity and achievement gaps within the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).

2017 SFPC Speaker
2020 Spotlight on Schools within SFUSD

San Francisco Unified School District Spotlight, 2020

What are the latest educational outcomes in SFUSD?

December 2020

This data sheet shows how San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is serving its students of diverse backgrounds (Latino, African American, English learners, and students with special needs), based on the latest state test scores in English language arts (ELA) and math. It also shows the percentage of students who are graduating from the district and the percentage of graduates who have completed the coursework necessary to apply to a University of California or California State University, as of 2018-19.

See past reports: 2018 | 2017 (African American Students) | 2017 (Latino Students)

Do you want to take action?

Innovate Public Schools is working with parents in San Francisco who have come together to make sure that ALL students in our community receive an excellent public education.

We currently have parent groups in the Mission, Bayview, Excelsior, and Visitation Valley neighborhoods, and will be expanding to other parts of San Francisco.

We hope to work with parents from ANY school in all neighborhoods, as well as community members, who want to make a difference for the city’s most vulnerable students.

Learn more by contacting our San Francisco Community Organizer, Maria Elena Garcia at or 650.562.6200 ext. 167.

Organizer Sean Hardy working with parent leaders.