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Wellness Center

Not feeling well? Stressed out? Have health questions? Want to bounce some ideas around with someone who cares? There are many reasons to make your way down to the Wellness Center. It’s located on the ground floor, just down the steps from the front school entrance on Hayes. You can always just stop by before school, during break or after school. But if you’d like to go during class time, you will need a note from your teacher. Check out what the Wellness Center can offer you. 

Ask about our WELLNESS GROUPS!!!!

Young Men's Empowerment Group

Asian Empowerment Group

Young Women's Empowerment Group

Street Talk

Yoga for Everyone


Find a book you can’t put down – or get help with your homework/research – on the school library’s new web site!

On Tuesday, March 8th, our students created a beautiful mural to reflect their learning of the Harlem Renaissance. Working together with artists from Precita Eyes, students brainstormed and then painted images that represented overcoming racial struggle. Students chose to integrate different symbols related to Harlem Renaissance artists and their messages. From jazz singers Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to writers like Langston Hughes, the mural captures some of the powerful narratives of African Americans. Students connected past racial struggle to the ongoing fight for racial justice today, realizing the need to empower them selves like their artists of study. The mural showcases students’ talent and teamwork, representing the family body that is Ida B. Wells.

Ida B. Wells Digs Sutro Heights

Wells Archeologists in the News

See the media coverage and the full descriptions of these pictures to learn about the Sutro Heights Archeology project - a three day field trip led by Ms. Friel.  Follow the links below for more:

Photo Descriptions

San Francisco Examiner article

NBC Bay Area coverage



Think 8:45!

If you’re rushing to school to make it by 9 o’clock you’re probably arriving after the morning bell. Try this. Plan to be at school no later than 8:45. That way, if Muni runs a little late--which it probably will--you’ll still be able to get here on time. To earn credits and get your education, you have to be here on time -- that's 8:45!

The Three A's -- Attendance, Attitude, and Achievement

We would like to share our time tested recipe for success -- the Ida B. Three A’s.  Students who get to school on time and focus on academic success while keeping a positive attitude really do succeed at Ida B. Wells. And our only success is when the students succeed! Please keep the lines of communication open with teachers and administration. Let us know how we can support you more effectively! 



SFUSD Non-Discrimination Policy

“Non-Discrimination Policy: San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Office of Equity (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Keasara (Kiki) Williams, at 415-355-7334 or A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available upon request.”

Ida B. Wells High School Library

Showcase of Student Artwork
Explore our website and find examples of work from our talented students!

Explore our website and find examples of work created by our talented students!

Questions about Sex? Need Condoms?

Captain Condom (Joe) will be in the Wellness Center this Thursday at 1:30.  He has a variety of goodies on hand and has answers for all of your questions!

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When Arriving Late To A Class

Do your best to NEVER be late for class. It can be hard on you, hard on the class and hard on the teacher. But if you are tardy, here are a few pointers to help you stay on the friendlier side of your teachers: (1) Come in quietly; (2) If there’s a tardy log, sign in; (3) Pick up any materials available by the door and/or the tardy log; (4) Without talking to anyone, focus on the lesson and try to plug yourself in to what’s going on; and (5) Wait for your teacher to find the best time to check in with you. Thanks for all that you do to help make Ida B. the special place it is!