DFES was so great for us!! We are foreigners(from Japan) and couldn't speak English very well. But Teachers,Staff,Parents and Students were very friendly and accommodating! Thanks everyone!!
It is a beautiful faclity with wonderful teachers and staff, and very engaged fAmilies. A strong community.
I love the community at our school. Most of the teachers are enthusiastic and passionate about teaching. We are a newer school and still finding our way but we are building a stronger community every year.
My daughter has had a wonderful experience at DFES. She is enthusiastic about everything she is learning and she loves all the teachers. There have been so many events to attend as well. Gardening Day, A playdate for new kids before school started, a dinner for every grade involving all of the families. Almost every morning in the yard the principle speaks for a bit, and it amazes me how many kids she knows the names of.
This school has great programs, great teachers, great parents support, and great school comittee council. I love that this school follows great standarts of education and caters kids to have great childhood!
My son graduated in June from Dianne Feinstein Elementary and the three years he spent there were amazing! They nurture the children, the school is gorgeous and the faculty/staff are caring and dedicated! It is truly a hidden gem...
Most importantly, the teachers are really good: dedicated, hardworking, kind to the children, creative, and love their work from what I can tell. The facility is beautiful; since it's newly built, everything is clean and in working order, and the architect designed it to take in lots of natural light. The play area is like a big park. Lots of artwork adorns the walls. The kids seem to take pride in their school, and appear pretty happy for the most part. Principals - well, they tend to come and go as a general rule, don't they?
The principal is truly dedicated so I don't understand a few comments posted here. I think she is reserved, but she puts in 12 hour days, shows up to every PTA event, every fund raiser, every afterschool 'show' or art or science night...... She is there. I almost never see this level of dedication in anyone and I can only say how much I appreciate it and the kids and staff benefit from her support. Budget is a real issue here. The facilities are brand new and wonderful, but adding programs for which the state provides little or no funds (music, art, drama, computers and software, librarian, etc etc.) is a challenge for the PTA and School Site council. School is new so hopefully we will get it's stride but parents--we need your help. Volunteer efforts need to improve.
I am surprised at any negative comments regarding the principal. I give her and her staff high marks. This is a great school and we look forward to many years here. We consider ourselves grateful to be part of the Dianne Feinstein community!
School is in its third year. Teachers are caring. But the Principal is aloof. Emphasis is on the whole child. If you are looking for strong academics this is not the place. There is an art room and a science room but not used much by the students.
Nice new facilities. Teachers are great. The upper grades are underenrolled while the lower grades are at capacity. PTA in place. One issue is the Principal who is struggling to connect with parents. Her inexperience shows.
The teachers are wonderful and are doing a great job. Our test scores only went up 4 points though - a bit disappointing. Our principal tends to focus on just meeting standards are not reaching for the stars. Our facility remains well maintained and beautiful. We don't have a librarian right now and our school budget won't allow for a full time one - very disappointing since Senator Feinstein's biggest focus is on literacy!
My son is in kindergarden this year. He loves the school and so do we, the parents. School is nice and clean, safe and there are lots of activities and great education this far! There is a lot of attention from teachers; we get newslaters and an e-mail from his teacher every single week stating how the week went and what the kids did and learned. What I also liked is that in K the bathrooms are right inside their classroom and kids don't have to run anywhere far away from their class to go to the bathroom.
Teachers are great. DFES PTA is very caring and does a lot for the school. YMCA after-school program is very helpful and diverse. Kids are always busy and have a lot of projects to do. This is the newest school in San Francisco. My son loves the school. Various programs in a school make this school very unique and involved in a community.
Teachers are great, Ms. Judy is wonderful but the rest of faculty is a little bit uncaring towards the community and parents. volunteers are loosing interest the parent room is always empty, the happy and loving parents that are always there to support the faculty was accused of things that they did not say or done. When it was time to open up the case are no response or help from PTA or even with SFUSD to resolve the isssue. For me it's better to see it yourself come on and don't be deceived.
Parents are extremely involved at this school. PTA membership is over 200. School enrollment is 300. Very high ratio. Parent involvement includes the following area's: safety, communications, gardening, fundraising, community involvement, technology, membership, etc. For a new school, this is amazing! For a SFUSD school, this is unheard of.
My child likes the school. The teachers are nice and dedicated. It seems many students and families have left. Less people volunteering than it appeared on the tour last year. From speaking with other kindergarten parents, many use it as a pre-k program rather than stay for the long haul. It appears as though many will leave for private or parochial school.
This is a wonderful school with a very caring and knowledgeable principal and teachers. It is a fantastic facility, has a great afterschool care program, and a number of exciting afterschool enrichment programs. The principal is exceptional. She is dedicated to the school and the children and attends almost every extracurricular event involving the school. I don't know how she manages it! The teachers are super. The parents are engaged and many participate actively at the school.
Beautiful campus, great teachers. A flyer was given out at the SFUSD recruitment fair last year saying that the school had a focus in Arts and technology. Unfortunately, the school has not been classified as such and the art and science is relatively minimal. The principal is fairly inexperienced and you may want to do your research to make sure that her style works well with your expectations. Discipline is punitive in nature and some very odd lunch time rules exist and are strictly enforced.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Dianne Feinstein Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.