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South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD)
is home to a highly regarded STEM program, a pioneering, high school ethnic studies program, four California Distinguished Schools, and more than 8,000 students in elementary, middle, and high school.
A leader in the green schools movement, SSFUSD helps students excel by providing meaningful learning experiences that encourage them to explore the world and embrace different ideas. The district has served families in Daly City, South San Francisco, and San Bruno since 1913.

employees icon944 Employees

• 449 teachers/counselors
• 442 classified staff
• 39 certificated administrators
• 14 classified supervisory staff
• 27:1 student : teacher ratio
Martin Elementary fifth grade teacher Deborah Carlino and students

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8,150 Students

• 45% Hispanic
• 20% Multi-Racial
• 15% White
• 12% Asian Pacific Islander
• 5% African-American
• 3% Native American

school buildings

17 Schools

• 9 elementary schools
• 3 middle schools
• 2 high schools
• 1 continuation school
• 1 adult education school
• 1 preschool
Every single person that I ever met in this district was so welcoming and so kind to me, and I feel like in a teaching environment it’s so important to have that support system. . .I think that this community is so unique and so special.”
—Laurel Dearbon, South San Francisco High


Teacher compensation is competitive with other school districts in the area, ranging from $59,784 to $111,372.
Salary schedules for all certificated and classified positions are available at ssfusd.org.


SSFUSD features a full benefit package that covers the cost of employee life insurance and a family dental (Delta) and vision plan (VSP).
Employees who choose a Kaiser Permanente HMO plan pay no out-of-pocket insurance costs.
Other health plans are available to view at the Payroll and Benefits Department.
The California Department of Education's (CDE) TEACH California curates helpful information for both aspiring and established educators.
The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) has more information on financial aid, loan forgiveness, and housing.