High School Graduation Rate
Data show that John O’Connell underperforms when compared to SFUSD and California. While Latino students at O’Connell slightly outperform Latino students in SFUSD, they, nonetheless, graduate at lower rates compared to California and SFUSD as a whole. On the CAHSEE, fewer than 1 in 4 John O’Connell passed the test in the 10th grade.
High school students at John O’ Connell, like other high schoolers across San Francisco Unified, take the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to earn a high school diploma. Similar to STAR testing, the CAHSEE measures grade level skills in Reading, Writing, and Math. California high school students first take the CAHSEE in the 10th grade. If they do not pass the test in grade ten, they have two more chances in the 11th grade and five more chances in the 12th grade to re-take the test.