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Alamo Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 530 students

 
 
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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 19 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted November 3, 2013

Amazing school. I am so happy my boy can transfer to this school. The teacher is so nice and patient to him. I can feel that my boy is improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

My son started kindergarten and Alamo and has had an amazing experience. Even though there are four classrooms per grade, it feels like a small community. Our son's teacher is experienced, yet she brings this freshness and engagement with the children that creates a great learning environment. There are many ways for parents to get involved, such as the Halloween carnival, and it's not all about fundraising, but raising fun as well. I'm very pleased with the afterschool program RDASC, as the staff are well trained, observant, and care about the kids. Our son sings the school song with pride: "Everyone's a friend I know, at A-L-A-M-O!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Our school is Alamo Elementary in SF's Richmond District. My son is in the First Grade and we have had a great experience thus far. The teachers at Alamo are wonderful---long tenured, dedicated and caring. Principal Fong is in her second year at the school and has brought great energy, new ideas and best practices from her long successful career into the school. The PTA is active and growing with lots of fundraising, community building and enrichment programs for kids and parents. Alamo is a wonderful school and should be a top consideration for local families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Alamo Elementary School San Francisco great academic school great parents involvement in the classroom lots of PTA events
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

This is our second year at Alamo and we can not believe it.. Our daughter is in first grade and she loves going to school. We have had great teachers and well as great supportive parents and the PTA. Everyone goes above and beyond to accomplish goals for the kids.. Principal Fong is extremely great and a fantastic resource.. All the teachers have tenure and all fully invested in making a difference with the kids.. I'm so glad that my other two kids will also be attending here ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

A-L-A-M-O, that's my school, that's Alamo!! Magic. It's all true, there is something alchemical that happens here. Not evident to the naked eye, but the HEART comes through in just about every touchpoint. No attitude, all commitment. I was going to move my family out of state for financial-survival reasons, but I simply could not tear us away from this school.An irreproducible combination of intellectual engagement, society building from the ground up, and well-rounded dedication to fostering excellence, confidence and JOY in our children on as many fronts as possible--academic, artistic, athletic, expressive, civic, social and compassionate. "A" is for "Amazing." Alamo truly carries on a rich and proud legacy of authenticity in achievement. Come here only if you want to fall in love and give your heart and helping hands to a community of genuinely wonderful people, big and little.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Alamo is a school with a fantastic staff, friendly families, and a wonderful sense of community. They really care about the "whole child". We feel incredibly fortunate to be here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I decided to play the public school roulette and had Alamo as my first choice. And we WON!! 14 months in I couldn't be happier. The Principal Fong, is very visible and approachable and truly cares about moving Alamo ahead and keeping it a strong school. Very well run school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Many moons ago I went to Alamo! Imagine how proud I am that my first grader is walking a mile in my shoes and experiencing what I had first hand! I love Alamo, its teachers and am surrounded by parents who are as involved as I am!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

Alamo's motto is "be a friend". They empower each student to be kind to others and to find joy in learning. The dedication of the teachers is absolutely amazing. This urban school has a great and involved community as well. My son asks me most days if we can get to school early!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Alamo is a great school that enforces their motto "Be A Friend". My son is excited about going to school every weekday. He has made many friends since kindergarten. He is currently in 4th grade and also in violin class and a lunch football league (which I didn't even know existed before) that is provided by the school. Also, he likes what he's learning in class. They provide healthy breakfast and lunches provided by Revolution Foods. My son enjoys his school very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Our child has started K this year and we were super nervous. Our boy is only 5 y.o. and very active. Thanks to his teacher (Mrs.Liu), the classroom environment is a perfect combination of discipline, care, creativity, play and learning. I am much relieved and know my child is in good professional hands! Great schools attract excellent teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

Our son just started in Kindergarten at Alamo this past August, and we love it! Back when we were touring, we were overwhelmed by all the variables and possibilities, but ultimately what mattered most were the most basic things. The school day goes from 8:40-2:40, which is ideal for us - it mirrors our work schedule and it means our son can wake up without an alarm and we can ease into each day -- happy. The school has a great sense of community with assembly each morning. Our son sings his school song every day, all day, to the point all our non-Alamo friends know the Alamo song too! His teacher (and all the others I've heard of) do a great job communicating with us via regular email. Our son feels cared for and safe, and has made lots of friends. While schools can be differentiated on lots of things, for us, these were the things that mattered most, and Alamo has been fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

My son comes home from first grade every day with an "A-star-plus-plus" grade for his teacher. The grades work as teams and the parent involvement is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Alamo has been one of the top schools in San Francisco for a long time. It has changed since the 70s, when not all of the children were allowed to attend. My Chinese brother-in-law, school age at the time, sat on the curb along with his parents in protest. Now the school has one of the highest API scores in the City and it has come a long way from the 70s. We are proud to have such a fine school in San Francisco.


Posted September 22, 2013

This school is great and I had two children there. They both enjoy going to school everyday. I was very worried about my younger daughter how she was doing since she was very shy. But it turn out to be fine. I ask them both everyday about how they were doing at school. I always get an answer "good" and start talking about all kinds of things they did at school. I am very happy about Alamo. All the parents and teachers are very friendly. I feel very safe dropping them off and went off to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2013

It's a great school. My daughter loves her class and teacher and extra activities the school offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

I had two kids and they both loved this school. The PTA here is strong and those kids that have involved parents seem to be the ones whose kids did well. Mr. B you were the best. We will miss you and your teaching style!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

Just because a school has high test scores doesn't make it a great school. I can only speak for the upper grade teachers, but most of them need to retire. If your child is a left brain, auditory learner they will do well here. If your child needs be more hands on and a visual right brain instruction then they will struggle. This school is very traditional and teaches using worksheets. Also if your child has anything special or requires additional help in the class room then this is not the school for you. The only positive thing I can say about this school is it is small and they do have a lot of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

Both my sister and I attended this school and all of our friends that attended this school were so happy and well educated here. Now, my own child will start school here. I'm so happy and excited! I know that I'll definitely be getting involved to help and donate in any way that I can to support Alamo!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

897

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

897

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females78%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students90%
Females90%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner93%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females75%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Math

All Students92%
Females91%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learner88%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females88%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state93%

Math

All Students80%
Females83%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females86%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females86%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students82%
Females84%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 65% 11%
White 16% 27%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Hispanic 7% 51%
Black 2% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Blue Ribbon School

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 2:40
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Herbert S. Packer
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (415) 750-8434

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Transportation options
  • Moderate street parking. Muni: 1, 29

Alamo Elementary School - Richmond District After School Collaborative (after school program)

About the program
  • RDASC's mission is to improve the quality of life in its community by providing youth and their families with affordable afterschool environments that are safe, fun, art enriching, academically enhancing and culturally relevant. Students are expected to attend the Richmond District Afterschool Collaborative program at Alamo Elementary Monday through Friday from 2:40pm-5:45pm. It is important to note that if your child is absent from the program for 5 days in one month, he or she may be asked to leave the program. A typical week includes free and homework time, art, recreation, community building and Friday field trips. Alamo accepts a limited amount of K- 5th Grade students. Kindergarten students are admitted on a three week trial period to determine if they are able to adjust to the long day. Applications are due April 26, 2013. Although consideration is given to families who submit applications by the deadline, the program does not admit students on a first come, first served basis. The Richmond District Afterschool Collaborative works to balance gender and grade levels, and consider academic and financial need. They also work with the site administrator to identify and assist families who have particular needs. Complete information and application is available on their website.
Operated by
  • Richmond District Neighborhood Center
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 1-5
Is there a fee for the program?
  • No
Website

Alice Chalmers Playground (after school program)

Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 5:30 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • No
What grades can participate?
  • 1-5
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Website
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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Parent involvement
  • Parents and community participate in the pta, school site council (ssc), foundation, alumni association, and volunteer program. the ssc meets regularly to plan, implement, and evaluate the school's programs. directed by volunteer coordinators, parents work in classrooms, library, sensory motor, field trips, garden, computer program, hospitality, and school newspaper.
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