Jefferson High School, a comprehensive high school serving grades nine through twelve, is one of four public high schools in the Jefferson Union High School District. It is located just south of San Francisco, near historic “Top-of-the-Hill” Daly City, along the Mission Street corridor that merges with the city of Colma. Jefferson High School serves the residents of Brisbane, Colma, Daly City, Pacifica, and San Francisco.
Jefferson has a reputation for high academic and athletic standards, despite its designation as an underperforming school. The Jefferson Staff encourages students to achieve at their highest potential, developing skills necessary to become life-long learners and productive citizens.
Jefferson’s current student population of 1185 students is characterized by a richly diverse racial and ethnic group: 44% Hispanic, 33% Filipino, 4% African American, 3% Chinese, 3% Samoan, 3% White, and 10% Other. Our student body is comprised of immigrants from over 32 different countries. Approximately, 70% of Jefferson students come from families where English is not the primary language. 65% of Jefferson students participate in the subsidized lunch program.