This is the best school ever. I had so much fun in this school. The fun parts were having so many activites and camping and other lunch games. And the p.e department has taught kids to play sports so well that they won so many awards
Small school w/ engage and caring staff. In sixth grade, all students are given a planner and taught how to use it. 100% of the teachers use school loop. In sixth grade, there is block scheduling with one teacher for math/science class and a different teacher for language arts/social studies class. In science, they read and have assignments from the newspaper "weather page." They study the scientific method and developed and documented science experiments. The 6th grade goes to the Headlands Institute overnight which is educational, fun and cohesive class experience. The principal parked cars during Fleet Week to pay for it! In 7th grade science, they study biology and genetics. On Halloween they made edible cell models (watermelon with gummy worms, m&ms, etc representing all the basic parts of the cell). Also frog dissection. There will be 3 new science labs soon. In 7th grade LA, they combine lit. w/ social studies - midieval times around the world; reading classic ancient Greek tales, Arabian Nights & King Arthur. They write formal essays, create skits and make posters. Similar to 6th grade. In PE students learn life-long exercise lessons like how to ride a bike!
I am an eigth grader at Francisco Middle school, I join all sports and is in all honors classes. Once people hear about Francisco MS, they instently think about all the negative things that have happened, but in order to judge this school, you must go here. Our teachers are great, PE is outstanding, and in sports, we very well also. Actually, the softball team made it to championships two years in a row, thanks to wonderful coach Ms. Sui, and helping coach Mr. Jung. Our principal and vice principal, are epsecially what keeps us going. Very helping and very inspiring to all students. I would difinitely, let my children attend this school.
Overall, Francisco is a good school. Except for the rare fights and occasional mini food fights. As long as you do your part, nobody is going to punch you for no reason. I graduated from Francisco in 2009 as a school newspaper editor with outstanding algebra skills and top student in U.S. History. There are some good teachers in Francisco that really do beyond their part. Special thanks to James Michael Estes, my English and US History teacher, and my editor-in-chief for the school newspaper Francisco Free Press. Unfortunately, my class is the last class he taught in Francisco. Also special thanks to Helen Yee, my algebra and science teacher. Her algebra class might get a little dull sometimes, which is the definition of math to a lot of people, but she really teaches algebra. Memories of middle school will remain with me to my grave. -CL
Despite having the option to attend private school, our daughter has had an excellent experience at Francisco. Her teachers are exciting, devoted, and talented, and she has flourished learning from them. She is in the honors program, which I highly recommend. Even the PE department is exceptional, and has won numerous awards. Definitely consider this school!