students in classroom
The Power of Student Agency
Molly O teaching at Gateway

Impacting Lives;
Impacting Public Education

Year after year, Gateway students and teachers are thriving. In addition to helping our students achieve their dreams and equipping our teachers with the knowledge needed to understand how learning happens for urban public school students, Gateway’s unique emphasis on student agency and track record of success has positioned us to make a significant impact on public education in San Francisco. Learn more about our impact below.

Academic Achievement for All 

  • Since Gateway's founding in 1998, 96% of Gateway's graduates have gone on to college, double the statewide rate.
  • 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%.
  • 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.

Official Recognitions

  • 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.
  • In 2016, Gateway High School was awarded the maximum accreditation of six years from the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.
  • The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education enthusiastically approved Gateway Middle School's first charter renewal application in 2015.
  • The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to renew Gateway High School's charter for an additional five years in 2014, making this Gateway High’s third charter renewal.
  • 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.