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Key (Francis Scott) Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 534 students

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 22, 2014

Being part of this school has been an amazing experience. When you have such a great community and so many parents involved you know you are going to a great school that your student will excel in! The teachers are all amazing and really take the time to learn about the students and teach them according to their learning style.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

we are moving and are going to miss this school, the teachers and special ed department(you know who you are) are the most caring and helpful we have ever met, the children love the school and that is what it is about cannot say enough
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

FSK is an amazing jewel! My son has had such wonderful warm, dedicated, creative, organized, and inspiring teachers at Key. This year, the PTA has brought a year-long art curriculum called, Art in Action, into the classroom (K-5.) This means that all of our students will be studying 12 different artists each year and will be introduced to new art mediums such as charcoal and watercolors while learning how to create their own ancient cave paintings and works of art based off of Picasso, Van Gough, and the many other great masters. Overall, FSK has a strong sense of community that feels very inclusive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2012

I am a parent of 2nd & 4th graders at FSK. After going on 14 school tours, FSK was my favorite. I was impressed with the principal, teachers and parents back then and continued to be amazed at their dedication to the students. I appreciate the principal, who is takes time to listen to parents' concerns and encourages parents make teacher requests for the next year. The teachers are wonderful! They differentiate their lessons so my boys are challenged and enjoy their classes. Also, they have worked to include technology in the classroom with electronic touch whiteboards and a shared set of classroom laptops. There is a large special needs population, which develops empathy in all students. The school also has very extensive after school offerings - Beacon (free for 2nd-5th), CDC (sliding scale) & CYC (fee-based). A huge plus is the tuition-based Mandarin program that runs 4 days a week onsite. There is also guitar lessons taught by parent & teacher volunteers. One of my main reservations of this school was the early start time, but have found it to be beneficial to start the day early and get out early. Overall, we are extremely happy that we are here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

I had a good feeling about Francis Scott Key from my first visit, and it turned out to be right on. The school, from the top down, sets high standards for leadership, education, citizenship, family and friendship. The principal, Mr Wong, is a strong leader, and the kids like and respect him. The teachers are excellent. The school is warm and inclusive. While volunteering at lunch recently I saw an older student stop her friend in the lunch room so she could sing her a song. She had hurt her friend's feelings and the song was her way to apologize. It was a humble act of kindness that tells me Key is teaching our kids well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

FSK is such a wonderful school. The teachers are fantastic and are involved in EVERY aspect of your childs learning. Their dedication shows in all they do and they are supported through the leadership of Mr. Wong. It is so nice to see a Principal who participates and is always there to greet you. They have a great PTA who are dedicated to making FSK a community by funding programs and putting on really fun communtiy events. The school also has a great After School Learning Program. FSK truly is the hidden gem of SFUSD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

This is a terrific school, with high academic standards, fabulous teachers, and great new facilities. The parents are very involved, and new programs are being developed all the time. There is a terrific on-site afterschool program with Mandarin classes and judo, chess, guitar, etc. There is a great sense of community with most of the students leaving in the neighborhood. The school has an exceptional special ed program as well as many extra activities for gifted kids.Overall, exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

My son is an inclusive student at FSK. FSK was my first choice after visiting more than 20 public schools at SF. As my son gets older (3rd grader this year), he shared more fun activities that he did at school with me. And he LOVE going to school every day. All his teachers not only are very caring, but communicate frequently with me to address my son's certain needs. Most importantly, I heard so many good things from other parents about teachers at FSK. I think this is because our principle, Mr. Wong, sets a high standard for teachers and himself. Mr. Wong is very approachable, and a great communicator as well. In addition to teachers, all staff, paraprofessionals are great, too. No wonder my son can't wait to get back to school after long summer break each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

Our son started Kindergarten at FSK last year and is now attending first grade. Wanted to wait one year before writing a review. We listed FSK as #1 choice in the lottery. Everything we expected from the tour turned out to be true. You and your child feel welcomed, teachers are there because they love to teach, great PTA/Principal relationship, good diversity of students, wonderful Mandarin after school programs. Child comes home happy and eager to tell us about what he learned that day. Oh... the remodeling is pretty much done... new play structure... bathrooms... yard... classroom... etc...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

Friendly. Inclusive. Academic. Superb test scores. Best after-school program in the city. Principal of the Year. Teacher of the Year. Great activities. Strong PTA and School Site Council. Second to none and getting even better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

I was not sure if I should send my boy whom turned 5 this Oct 2010 and I was able to speak to the principal before my son started kindergarten and had my questions answered by the principal. When we started school, I feel all my worries are gone since my son enjoys going to school so much that he wants to go to school on weekends too. The teachers both during school time and afters school are all excellent. Also I feel welcomed by the PTA and the whole school. Also there are mandarin after school program and chess and cooking and gardening classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2011

I love this school. Having moved from an excellent school out of state I was nervous about having my kids join the sfusd. We were placed at F S Key and we were so lucky to get into such a wonderful school. From day one it was obvious what a welcoming community this school has. The PTA is very involved and super friendly. The principle is fabulous. The kids like and respect him and it shows by their actions. This year my younger son was able to start kindergarten and begs to go to school. I feel both my boys are getting a great education in an excellent learning enviroment. The on going remodel is just icing on the cake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

This is my son's second year at FKS now as a first grader. I am so glad that the lottery placed us here. Last year, when my son was a kindergartener, I was really worried that he would have a hard time in school. He is a whirlwind of activity and energy and I was concerned that an overworked public school teacher would find him too distracting for the class. However his teacher actually embraced who he was and still managed to easily get him into the rhythm of learning and structure. She was awesome. Now he is in first grade with another amazing teacher. But it's not just great teachers that make this a great school. It's a great principal (Principal of the Year), teachers, librarian, parents, kids and programs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

Excellent Leadership (Principal) Excellent and caring teachers and staff. Students are academically challenged and taught to respect and care for each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

Both of my daughters goto this school and i have nothing to worry about cause you have the Principal of the year Mr.Wong and all of his teachers are great and actually take there time in teaching there kids.Great support from the PTA and parents too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

My Kindergarten nephew has settle into this school like no other! He loves it. He knows everyone and everyone knows him. Can't ask for a better transition from preschool!


Posted October 7, 2010

FSK is a very special school and community. We feel so lucky to have our eldest in Kindergarten. Amazing Principal and teachers -- great PTA working to improve on an already great school. Resources for the kids -- we love it, love it, love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

the teachers are great, good location, large yard open on weekends, excellent after school care. it was my 1st choice school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

Teachers put a lot of effort in teaching the students. Parents get up to date info on students academic progress consistently. Very engaging school, love the principal, Mr Wong, teachers and the PTA. FSK has a good curriculum, esp. their learning programs in school enhances my child's academic and computer skills. I have seen a lot of improvement from my child and it's really fun to hear what's been taught daily from FSK.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

Best school I could wish for my daughter! Stuff is incredible and professional. You should see how kids' eyes shine when they see their principal Mr. Wong, how excited they are every morning to see their teachers and friends! Great school for the kids with special needs (not to mention that Mr. Wong's second degree is for Kids with the special needs). I would highly recommend this school to all parents! No exceptions!
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

888

Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

888

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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

-11

Change from 2012 to 2013
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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)

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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students66%
Females77%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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 disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state21%

Math

All Students78%
Females85%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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 disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner76%
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 graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state64%
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 Students66%
Females64%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner50%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females89%
Males90%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner92%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate93%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females76%
Males81%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females88%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
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

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females78%
Males70%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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)56%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females71%
Males74%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students67%
Females63%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
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 disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 70% 11%
White 14% 27%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hispanic 5% 51%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 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 Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Title I Academic Achievement Awards (2008)
  • Title I Academic Achievement Awards (2007)
  • Title I Academic Achievement Awards (2006)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Mayor's Principal of the Year Award (2011)
  • Mayor's Teacher of the Year (2010)
  • Mayor's Teacher of the Year (2009)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50
School end time
  • 1:50
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • David Wong
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (415) 759-2810

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Easy street parking. Muni: N Judah, 29
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations

Francis Scott Key Early Education School (after school program)

About the program
  • The Early Education Schools work collaboratively with elementary schools to support children's learning. The afterschool programs offer a homework/tutorial period, outdoor experiences, and learning/enrichment activities. Afterschool programs are offered year-round. Bussing is available between a number of SFUSD elementary schools.
Operated by
  • SFUSD Early Education Department
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 5:45 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • No
What grades can participate?
  • 1-4
Is there a fee for the program?
  • No
Is financial aid available?
  • No
Website

After school program 2

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.
End time
  • 6:00 pm
What grades can participate?
  • 1

After school program 3

About the program
  • Francis Scott Key's afterschool program focuses on expanding academic achievement and promoting youth development. Students are engaged in math, literacy, homework/tutoring, and a variety of enrichment activities including traditional Chinese dance, martial arts, origami, games, sports, art, cooking, arts and crafts, and movies.
End time
  • 6:00 pm
What grades can participate?
  • 1-5

Francis Scott Key Early Education School (summer program)

About the program
  • The Early Education Schools work collaboratively with elementary schools to support children's learning. The afterschool programs offer a homework/tutorial period, outdoor experiences, and learning/enrichment activities. Afterschool programs are offered year-round. Bussing is available between a number of SFUSD elementary schools.Camps:Full day care is available during the Spring, Summer, and Winter breaks.
What grades can participate?
  • K-5
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Is financial aid available?
  • Yes
Website
Phone number
  • (415) 759-2811
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Kickball
Girls sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Kickball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Teach in Art in Action Program
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Francis Scott Key has 3 after school programs that serve over 350 students in grades K-5 from 1:50 to 6:00 p.m. daily. There are many enrichment programs available for students after school. They include: Academic Chess, Mandarin, guitar, ribbon dance, ping pong, Judo, sports clubs, and gardening, etc.
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1530 43rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Phone: (415) 759-2811

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