Details overview

Hours 7:50AM - 1:50PM
School leader Robert Broecker
District San Francisco Unified School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Instructional / curriculum models used Standards-based
Gifted / High performing

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Painting
2
Music
including: Bell / handbell choir
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Bell / handbell choir
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish

Support

13
Facilities
including: Auditorium
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
Hispanic 43%
White 37%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 4%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Pacific Islander 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
English learners 33%
Female 50%
Male 50%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 40%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Extended care / Extended programs After
Before
After school program offered Yes

After school program

Program name Alvarado Elementary School ExCEL Afterschool Program
About the program SFUSD ExCEL afterschool programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that after-school academics are aligned with the school day curriculum. Every school with an ExCEL program partners with a nonprofit community-based organization to run activities and build bridges to the neighborhood.
Operated by Bay Area Community Resources
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
End time 6:00 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? No
What grades can participate? KG
1
4
3
2
5
Is there a fee for the program? No
Website Www.bacr.org

After school program

Program name Alvarado Elementary School GLO Afterschool Program
Operated by Growth and Learning Opportunities
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
End time 6:00 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? Yes
What grades can participate? KG
1
4
3
2
5
Is there a fee for the program? No
Is financial aid available? Yes
Website Www.gloinc.org

After school program

Program name Alvarado ES - Girls on the Run
About the program Girls on the Run is an afterschool program that uses the power of running to help prepare the girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Offering 10 week programs for 60 minutes 2-3 times a week during the fall and spring seasons to girls ages 8 to 13 using volunteer coaches.
Operated by Girls on the Run of the Bay Area
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? No
Is there a fee for the program? No
Website Www.gotrbayarea.org

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools James Lick Middle School

Teachers

12
Staff
including: School psychologist
Staff Reading specialist
School psychologist
Art teacher
Assistant principal
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans shared with other schools
Transportation provided for special education students
Accessible via public transportation
Transportation options (misc.) Moderate street parking. Muni: 35, 48

Sources

Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014