Mastering math is key to graduating from high school, persisting in college and unlocking careers in STEM, San Francisco’s largest growing sector. Studies show that students scoring in the top quartile in eighth-grade reading and math standardized tests are 61% more likely to enroll at a four-year college.

Our Math Program helps provide the necessary support to ensure San Francisco public school students master math by eighth grade. We direct community resources to four of San Francisco’s highest-need middle schools to help students reach this critical milestone. Our Math Program sites are:

  • Bessie Carmichael 6-8
  • James Denman Middle School
  • James Lick Middle School
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Middle School

Volunteer Math Tutors

The San Francisco Education Fund trains and supports community volunteers to help sixth- and seventh-grade students increase their understanding of and fluency in the math concepts underlying the Common Core State Standards. Volunteers work with students identified by their teacher as needing extra support.

Math Program volunteers tutor a student for one hour each week after school or support a math classroom during the school day. Want to volunteer in our Math Program? Sign up to volunteer.

Educator Math Grants

The San Francisco Education Fund awards math grants to educators so they can further their professional development and/or enhance students’ math skills. For example, past awardees have used funds to expand opportunities for English Language Learners to learn math and to introduce hands-on math and science projects. Want to apply for a grant? Find out about our grant opportunities.

Assessing Need and Measuring Impact

The San Francisco Education Fund uses the district-administered Interim Assessment Blocks and Smarter Balanced Assessment scores, as well as math grades to measure student math proficiency.