C sar Ch vez Elementary reflects the diversity of San Francisco's Mission district, displaying fabulous murals and having a rigorous bi-literate teaching program that addresses the needs of English Learners in a warm, nurturing environment. The seismic retrofit will transform the physical space to match the enhanced goals of the faculty and staff to produce scholars and future leaders.
Cesar Chavez is a special school. The community is wonderful and vibrant. The staff care deeply about students and they work tirelessly to change outcomes for students. The school faces many challenges such a large size for an elementary school, mostly ELLs, recent immigrants, and families facing extremely challenging situations. People who come here really want to be here.
I would also add that I spend a lot of time on the campus since my daughter is pre-k and so young, and I have never seen bullying or unhappy children on the grade school playground. The children happily play organized games and the music classes ( yes, they have music classes!) bring their instruments out to the playground at lunch. I know that 80% of the students in the grade school are Spanish speakers, and that may bring standardized test scores down, but there is mo reason this school could not have a better reputation. It is safe, peaceful, with an active parent presence, and a dedicated staff. Less than a mile away, the Spanish Immersion school is becoming a very diverse, and very popular school. But Cesar Chavez, which has many strengths, is suffering from a poor ranking and is unable to attract requests from nearby neighborhoods. The magnet program is amazing and should be noted as an asset to the neighborhood.
Cesar Chavez is a wonderful school! The instructor are very good and my daughter is thriving there. I would like to see diversity though, as it seems that 90% of the kids are Latinos and segregation is never good.
Observed an excellent first grade class - 19 cute kids kept busy in language arts; very thorough lessons offered. Kids were disciplined and seemed happy to learn. Bustling atmosphere; lots of support for non-English speakers.
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