Sir Francis Drake High

Overview

Student Enrollment
982
Best High School in California
#68
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Tamalpais Union High
Type Public
 Phone (415)453-8770
 Location 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Charter School No

Sir Francis Drake High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 68th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Sir Francis Drake High student body is mostly White with a small Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White79.3%779
Black1.8%18
Hispanic9.9%97
Asian Pacific3%29
Native American Indian0.2%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%2
Two or more races5.6%55

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 3.8%

5.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Sir Francis Drake High students are largely wealthy and rank 48th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman271
Sophomore263
Junior240
Senior208
Total982

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
70%
Rank in California
93rd
Rating
9 out of 10

Students at Sir Francis Drake High scored an average 70% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 8.3% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*80% to 84%*
Boys60% to 64%*75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanicless than 50%*50% or more*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White65% to 69%*80% to 84%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1201

The average SAT score for Sir Francis Drake High students in 2016 was 1201.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
59%
Rank in California
97th
Rating
9 out of 10

263 out of 448 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (59%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 11% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
25%
AP Pass Rank in California
73rd
AP Pass Rate Rating
9 out of 10

Sir Francis Drake High offers 13 AP courses. 25 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 67% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Sir Francis Drake High had 204 taking AP exams with a 181 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 89% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 25% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Courses Offered 13

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.7%17
Boys2.4%12
Girls1%5
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.6%25
Boys4%20
Girls1%5

Location

Sir Francis Drake High
1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA
94960
(415)453-8770

10 out of 10 1

District

Tamalpais Union High
Larkspur, CA