Most S.F. kids get first choice for public school

Having many clients who are over-anxiously awaiting news of whether their child got into ANY of their chosen schools, it’s good to hear that nearly 70% of kids this year got into their first choice!

I know more than one person that said they’d start planning their move out of the city if they didn’t get into an acceptable school (notices are in the mail now and should arrive today or tomorrow).

Here’s hoping everyone got what they wished for…

From SFGate this afternoon,

Nearly 70 percent of those San Francisco families that applied got their first choice of the city’s public schools after the initial round of student assignments for the upcoming school year, district officials announced Friday morning.

Students are expected to receive a letter this weekend indicating to which school they were admitted.
District officials said a vast majority of students will be happy with the news.

Overall, 67 percent of incoming kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade students got their first choice, up from 62 percent last year.

And 87 percent of students got one of the up to seven choices they could list on the enrollment application, up from 84 percent last year. [more…]

Most S.F. kids get first choice for public school [SFGate]


3 Responses to “Most S.F. kids get first choice for public school”

  1. Nice post Matt. We did one along the same lines recently that your parent readers/clients might find interesting. School Assignments are in

    sfnewsletter at March 24th, 2007 at 3:55 am ( )
  2. Great post and thanks for good wishes!

    Unfortunately we didn’t get into any school on our list of six and neither did any of our friends.

    Feels like the city is either biased against specific zip codes (north & central?) or is publishing rubbish.

    Doesn’t SF have the lowest percentage of families for any city in the US? If so, tragic as it arguably the most livable.

    Karim Tahawi at March 29th, 2007 at 2:10 am ( )
  3. The irony of this post is that I found out later that day that my best friend’s daughter also got waitlisted on all of her choices for schools as well… It’s really mind boggling, isn’t it?

    Matt Lanning at March 29th, 2007 at 2:14 am ( )

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