Students enrolled 204
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School leader Nicole Scott
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January 30, 2014
My school is a wonderful school with a safe happy enviroment. Which makes for a better learning enviroment

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January 29, 2014
This school is wonderful! I initially wasn't sure what to expect when assigned Cobb but my son is thriving there. The school is bright and cheerful in a convenient location. His kindergarten teacher has been teaching for 25 years and I'm impressed at the jump in his english and math skills. There is a new principal, Ms. Scott, who is a great leader - very professional, motivated and eager for change - she is a wonderful role model for the students. The hours are very good - drop off from 8:15 until school starts at 8:40am and there is a FREE after school program run by the YMCA that lasts until 6pm and helps with homework and has after school clubs (my son has participated in all sorts of sports, ceramics/art, dance, etc) and has very dedicated staff (thank you Ms. Manika!) who is very thorough and gives us a great report at the end of the day. The diversity is amazing - finally a school with a good racial mix, something that is difficult to find at other schools. There is a good anti-bullying campaign. The downside is a lack of parent participation due to it being more of a commuter school, but the PTO is very active and Cobb is on the rise.

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October 30, 2013
Dr. William L Cobb (DWLC) Elem School is a little school with a big heart. I have visited 15 schools in our school district, as well as had my child attend kindergarten at another SFUSD school, and DWLC definitely stands out as truly one big family. I have been amazed at how DWLC loves on my special needs son, and how we as parents have been embraced (literally!). Ms. Scott, the new principal is firm yet loving - and has strong values of respect and care and she walks the talk. The campus is totally remodeled. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. Dr. Fagan (4th/5th grade teacher) gave up university teaching opportunities to teach at DWLC. She is just one example of the treasures we have at DWLC. After attending DWLC's annual African Am. History celeb., we were deeply impressed with the depth and soul of the presentations and felt proud that our child was learning such important historical and cultural lessons about our country. We are not African American ourselves - the school is in fact quite diverse ethnically. Don't just look at scores! I believe my child will be a more compassionate citizen because of his unique learning environment at Dr. William Cobb Elementary.

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October 04, 2013
Wow Cobb GREAT GREAT GREAT. My kids love this school staff is great, they truly care about the children. my daughters love school so much they can't wait for the weekend to end. never experinced tis at othe schools. The principal is so great Miss Scott You rock. Miss Collier thanks for all you do

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October 04, 2013
Dr. Cobb is a wonderful school it is like a little heidden treasure my famiily felt so blessed to have our children it has an old fashion loving feeling about it. With the newest learning technology. my kids have prevailed at Dr. Cobb Also love that it is a uniform school

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March 22, 2011
We love the teachers, parents and the wonderful job the principal is doing. Our daughter as a wonderful teacher, Ms Tong.

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March 12, 2010
Hidden Gem**** Dr. William Cobb elementary is a school on the rise. If you're interested in getting your children into a school that has a very diversified staff and student base this is the school for you. Where this school differentiates from other schools in the district is it's amazing staff run programs. 1. Gifted program for advanced learners 2. Special ed/speech program integrated seamlessly into the curriculum 3. there is even a new program starting at the kindergarten level next year where all incoming K students will have a college fund started for them. I am a parent of a gifted first grader and a special needs kindergarten student so am able to see both sides of the coin and this school definitely has a lot to offer both of them and everyone else in-between. The school also just got approved for a major renovation, which is huge.

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December 04, 2009
My son is in Mr. Becker's Kindergarten class and absolutely loves it! He was evaluated in preschool and I was told he would need an iep and possible special ed. Mr. Becker has fun play integrated academic learning tools that have worked wonders and now my son is reading and writing and loving school. He is testing average to above average on the standardized tests, the school counselor has worked with my son and after seeing his obvious academic success we all agree he doesn't seem to need any special ed.. and to me this speaks volumes about how great this school is!

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September 26, 2009
We have recently had our son start at William Cobb and they have done everything to help him as he has speech problems, the principle amazing !! From day 1 she has had the ball rolling, and the teachers and support staff also have their great part to play. I am truly excited for the future of our son at Dr William Cobb.

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- submitted by a former student
September 06, 2006
I would like to let everyone in on a little known secert.Dr william cobb is a great school. We have a principal that is crazy excited about the 2006/2007 school year, parents that are ready to work,students that are ready to learn.In the past we have had problems with discipline but we are really getting a handle on it. Making school a safe place.

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August 15, 2005
My daughter, who at the time of this writing, has attended Dr. Cobb since she was in Kindergarten. My daughter is a high achiever and continued to thrive at Dr. Cobb. I credit the staff there.. former teachers of hers, the previous principal of the school, Mrs. Audap, who sadly, has now recently retired to the Parent Liaison, other school staff and the staffs of the before and after school program. Equally as sad is my daughter's departure to the school, as we now bid farewell to Cobb so she can attend a school closer to home. While I don't know what the future Cobb will look like with the integration of schools because of school closures and the new principal, whom I have not met, I can rest assure those contemplating on sending their children to Cobb that the staff that I have worked with are ones who are exemplary!

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Cobb (William L.) Elementary School
2725 California Street, San Francisco, CA  94115
(415) 749-3505
Last modified Cobb (William L.) Elementary School is a public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cobb (William L.) Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews.