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651 Sixth Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

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February 28, 2015
Shame on SFUSD for allowing McCoppin Elementary to have become as bad as it is. We have been disappointed in the many questionable things going on at McCoppin. We have never heard of a principal that is absent so much he requires th use of a regular substitute teacher. Also, there was a second grade teacher (not at the school this year) who never earned her teaching credential but was allowed to work at McCoppin for three years. This did not sound right to us. The cafeteria situation is also terrible. Students shouldn't have to eat out in the yard. There should not be a preschool class using the cafeteria as a classroom.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2015
As the parent of a McCoppin student, I am 100% behind this transition the school has made. The classrooms look better than ever and the students are actually reading critically and finally doing meaningful writing. No more worksheets during reading is wonderful. This new approach has truly inspired my child and she is now excited about reading and writing. I am so glad this school was approached by Kellogg and that the teachers and principal decided to be a part of this grant. It has really transformed this school. I applaud those teachers that have embraced this and are truly making a difference. I also attended a PTO meeting and it was exciting to see people getting involved. Great things are happening at this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2015
My daughter has been in Kindergarten ever since, and now she is in the 5th grade at Frank McCoppin. Frank McCoppin Elementary School is a wonderful school where the principal, secretary, and teachers, are all kind and caring. The principal has a great sense of humor, nice, and most of all dedicated his life to this school. I am very happy that this school has a wonderful literacy program where my child go on the "MYON" to read a variety of books that she can choose from fiction books, historical, real life situations, etc. One parent told me that the "MYON" has help his child in the first grade learn to read from listening to the words in highlight and read along. Ms. Read teaching literacy approach, assists and coaches teachers to do many variety of work that involves literacy. For example, the "MYON", Literacy Night, etc. Thank You Principal, Mr. Lee; Ms. Read, teachers, and secretary for all your hard work!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2015
McCoppin Elementary has gone down the drain. After looking like a dump for years (non-functioning computer lab, dilipidated student furniture, etc.) improvements were suddenly made because of a new literacy program. but the program is just a bandage masking deeper issues, such as bad decision-making. The program itself wasn't even approved by teachers even though all the extra work and hours needed is required on their behalf. The school is very poorly managed. Many parents pull their kids out of McCoppin as soon as they get of the waiting list elsewhere. Bullying is a problem - not much in the way of students, but in terms of workplace. Many good teachers disappear with no plausible explanation. Poor leadership here has had a very negative impact.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2015
I am disgusted by how McCoppin has grown worse and worse over the years with constant low student enrollment and very high teacher turnover. Things just don't seem to get done around here. This is one big issue (of many) for example: a small group of about 10 preschool kids occupies the entire cafeteria as a classroom even though they only use a part of the room. So the rest of the school all K-5 students cannot use the cafeteria for meals or for any other reason; they all eat outide for lunch even when it is very cold. There are empty classrooms available because of low student enrollment that could easily hose the preschool. So one big question is why doesn't the principal Bennett Lee roll up his shirtsleeves and do the work needed to move the preschool into one of the empty classrooms? Because of the lack of a cafeteria there are also no school assemblies or student performances - the typically normal stuff you would expect to see at any school. I dont like having my child to eat outside and I know a lot of other parents don't like this either. And as I said before this is just one of many problems about this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2014
Mccoppin Elementary is an okay school because of the teachers. But the principal Bennett Lee is bad and doesn't do his job.he is absent all the time and is not fair about many things.Kids have to eat outside because the cafeteria is used for preschoolers. We didnt have compbuters to use for a long time because the computer lab was closed.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2013
We personally love this school. For my kids it is their second home. They love everything that happen at McCoppin. The teachers and principal really care about education. PTO is not that strong but we have some people that are always there when there is a need. All we can say is that McCoppin is a safe and fun place to be!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
Hi i am a student in frank mc coppin elementry school it is a very good school they have art,phisycal education,etc. teachers teach things such as math,science,social studies,languge arts, and much more. This year there was to new teachers and i know they are good. I had been in this school scince kindergarthen to 5th. I am going to graduate this year and go off to middle school. Anyway this is a great school! I had aways loved it. All my teachers where very good. Mrs.lee, Mrs noveski, Mrs berryessa, ms dressler ,ms wong, and now i have ms.to. And again this is agreat school and i wish to stay here for ever but i can't i am now going to graduate. And go yo middle school. One more thing this school transphers the kids to rosevelt. Middle school. That is all i hope that if you like this school please rate it because again it is a GRAET SCHOOL!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2012
My son started at McCoppin this year for Kindergarten and he loves it! We toured many schools since we knew from previously going through the lottery process with our oldest to look for the "little known gems". We chose McCoppin as one of out top picks for several reasons. The teachers and staff are very sweet, the classes were clean, organized and the students were engaged, the small size, the location, the true diversity of the general education classes (they also have cantonese classes), it feeds into Roosevelt MS which we love, and the principal. He has made it a point to try and bring all students up to current standards in their education regardless of native language and the scores have steadily gone up under his direction. He is always present seems to know everyone's name!. We know from experience that it only takes a dedicated staff, a good principal, and participation from parents to help a school grow and we are happy to be a part of that again!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
i went to this school for 5 years it it was amazing. the teachers were nice and smart,staffs were kind, and the principal was smart and cares a lot about us students. we also go on amazing field trips. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. trust me .im in 8th grade

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2011
My child started Kindergarten at McCoppin in 2011. Initially we were placed here by the lottery system. There didn't seem to be much information out there about McCoppin and I'll admit we had our reservations! A few months in and I am happy to say that I've been pleasantly surprised. Its a good school. My child's teacher is amazing and has such great energy and is making efforts to reach all the parents. I've found the parents to be a very supportive group helping out the teacher and getting involved. McCoppin doesn't market itself a lot which maybe isn't such a bad thing! You won't hear it on the playground 'chatter' of schools to be at. There seem to be great efforts to increase parent involvement in the PTA. That is your chance to get involved. We love the diversity of the school too. In my opinion, its a great little elementary school for your child to begin their education journey. I would recommend taking a tour and making up your own mind.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2011
I am a student who was promoted from this school in 2009. This school, honestly, take this from a former student, this school was not a good place to go. The teachers were unaware and careless of the student's environment and feelings about school. The courses were too easy, no special classes for students like myself who thrive for excellence, i felt like i was held back by less acclaimed students. The principle does not do much, he walks around and acts like a hypocrit to every one of the students . Honestly, i wish my parents sent me to a different school, at the time i was unaware of my rights, so i had to go there. But honestly, it was a horrible experience, bad learning environment, not much chance for students with potential, no freedom of speach, and horrible staff. No, just, just, no. I attended this school from my kindergarden to 5th grade academic years. The worse, six years, of my life, yet, and as so, ever to be. Thank you.

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2011
my daughter just get in this school.she is happy,she loves the teacher miss chui.and office people and the princepal is nice .they try to help parents.thank you so much!!olny one thing is no one tell me that i need to come to the school on 8/13 saturday.until monday 8/15 i bring my daugher go to school then i know what i need to get ready for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2011
My daughter graduate last year. Strengths: caring, experienced and dedicated principal. Bilingual Cantonese teaching helps English learners. Many experienced and veteran teachers. Strong physical education enrichment. Great librarian. Improved PTA and better communication btwn teachers and parents. Weaknesses: underfunding [a systemwide issue], not enough parental involvement. School's strengths are not widely known.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2010
Principal not welcoming, teachers not as communicative as I would like. Parents don't socialize making it hard to feel welcome in school yard, which reflects on the kids behavior. My kid was there for 4 years and was never happy, I just regret not pulling him/her out before.

- submitted by a community member
November 28, 2009
This school is an undiscovered gem. We have found McCoppin a very welcoming, nurturing place with high academic standards. Our child's teacher is energetic, committed, and caring, and the principal is absolutely terrific. The small size of the school is a plus, as is the location in a quiet Richmond district neighborhood. We transferred from another SFUSD school and regret not finding McCoppin sooner. Check it out!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2009
***Pluses --- Small student population, energetic principal, strong PTA, hardworking and committed teachers, friendly office staff, excellent and growing library. ****Minuses --- Parent involvement mediocre, disorganized communication between teaching staff and principal, no science curriculum, no cafetorium/auditorium

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June 02, 2009
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October 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2008
My child is a 3rd grader. We appreciate the principal's hard work, the caring teachers and staff, and are still getting to know parents, many of whom are Chinese and other immigrants. The PTA leadership is wonderful and we just wish more parents would chip in and help us continue to improve our little school. We think the teachers have been great. But we just wish our child could have a lighter backpack load each day. And we are trying to improve our playground and facilities.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
I am a new kindergarten parent and find our teacher is great, interesting and I love that she sings to teach the kids different things. my child comes home with a new song every other day. However, The parents and the principle are not very inviting.. The kindergarten parents are great but have not meet any other parents to really have a community. The princple seems to run around alot and not have time for people.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2007
My oldest son graduated and my youngest one still attends this charming school. I agree that size is an advantage for the children. I have seen gradual improvements in academics, school site, activities, and equipment. My oldest son has severe chronic illness, and all the staff was extremely caring, helpful, and accommodating. I have volunteered in the classrooms, and I know how much effort the teachers put into their work. This isn't a learning academy, but parents can help make a difference by volunteering and participating in staff meetings instead of complain. I recommend it for all parents who would like a safe, loving environment and happy childhood memories for their child.

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October 08, 2007
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September 22, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 16, 2007
I'm the outgoing PTA president at McCoppin, where it has been a pleasure to work with the students, parents, and staff. Rather than give my personal take on the school, I'd like to share the top 10 things parents here have said they like about McCoppin: * Diverse, well-behaved student body * Enthusiastic, motivated teachers * Commitment to excellence * Effective, accessible principal * Emphasis on the three R's * Bilingual Cantonese program * Small size and sense of community * Active PTA and parental involvement * Computer lab and library * The fun events, especially the Halloween Carnival and Chinese New Year's activities Good luck in your search for the right school for your child. Danny Mangin

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2007
After not receiving any of our 6 kindergarten choices last year, my wife and I toured McCoppin and were impressed with the principal, teachers and PTA. Our daughter absolutely loves her school and teachers (also enrolled in year-round after-school program), and I now think we'd be hard-pressed to find a better learning environment for her at any of the top-ranked schools. The smaller size of the school is also a plus - it has a 'family' atmosphere where everyone is looking out for each other, and the PTA is currently working with administration to make many site and program improvements. McCoppin is a 'diamond in the rough' with potential only limited by concerned and involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2004
I think this school is a very warm and welcoming one. We have been very pleased with the environment created by the teachers and principal. Additionally, the school is always encouraging parental involvment and I have found all the teachers to be very receptive to my spending time in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2004
My experience at McCoppin has been great. My sons have been attending this school since kindergarten, they are now in 1st and 2nd grade. The teachers care about the students and the principal is the most supportive person I have ever met. The PTA does a great job of bringing new and exciting programs to the school. If you looking for a great neighborhood school, McCoppin is it.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2003
Kindergarten was a continuation of pre-school..not very challenging possibly due to number of non-English speaking children? Teacher was very experienced and good however.

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Mccoppin (Frank) Elementary School
651 Sixth Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94118
(415) 750-8475
Last modified Mccoppin (Frank) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mccoppin (Frank) Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top