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Ortega (Jose) Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 267 students

 
 
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Posted May 20, 2013

Where do I begin? As J.O.E.'s Principle, Jolynn Washington possesses all the best leadership qualities one should expect from a person in her position. She's strict yet compassionate, bright but not arrogant, approachable but has boundaries. I can't say enough about her. Her passion for teaching is as apparent and and and mantra to "never give up on a child" is obvious. Teachers are experienced and dedicated. I don't know how they do it but the attention and care they have shown my child it's hard to believe there are 20+ other children in his class. Parental involvement is a huge part of this schools success as well. And if you're seeking diversity, this is one of the few public schools in San Francisco where diversity truly exists. This school doesn't cram last minute to simply achieve high test scores. They teach with the whole child in mind. There's no phony pretense here. It's a real hidden gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

this is a great school...all the staff are so nice! They are very helpful and very patience to answer all my questions.Principal ,Miss Li and Miss Chen are great!!!!!! Thank you so much for take care my daughter:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

We are very grateful to placed at Jose Ortega; this is our second year and both of our kids are very happy to go to school. We transferred our older one to Jose Ortega last year and he really LOVE Jose Ortega. He asked us last school year if he can stay at Jose Ortega for the next school year. The school is very caring; the teachers are honest and it's an environment kids thrive and the teachers work on developing the whole child, not just academics -- that is our favorite part of the school -- their focus on whole child development, not just test scores. We have one child in GE and one in mandarin immersion and both programs are as impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

I'm so proud to say my daughter is a student at Jose Ortega ES. This is our third year and our experience - and the school's test scores - keep getting better and better. There's no such thing as an "oh no" teacher assignment here. Every teacher has impressive tenure, is attentive to all students, strives to work out any learning issues, continues to grow and it glad to be here and part of the staff. The principal is energetic and caring. It's such a pleasure to be lead by someone who loves what they do every day. The school has a culture of kindness. I think that's rare. The diversity of the school is impressive - cultural, social, economic and academic all cover the entire scale. The acceptance of all these things really allows all of the children to thrive. I feel lucky that we started here while JOES was still under the radar. I think it will increasingly become a desired school. I believe there was a wait list here for the first time in both Mandarin Immersion and General Education this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

I am so thankful that my daughter is at Jose Ortega. While the parking and early morning start (7:50am), is challenging to get used to, I can't ask for more from a public school. The children wear uniforms, they have incredible teachers, low turn over, a parent committee who is devoted to raising money for special programs and to support teachers, and a garden! If you are looking for a school with a caring principal who continues to win award after award for her leadership and love of education and children, you are at the right place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

Jose Ortega is a joyful school where parents truly care about their children's education. We are in the GE Kindergarten program and have been very pleased so far. Aside from stellar educational goals and caring teachers, some of the highlights of this school are gardens flourishing with fruits and vegetables, views of the ocean and a new play structure. Also, I was impressed that the principal knew my daughter's name on the first day of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

My daughter is in 1st grade at Jose Ortega and I feel like we literally won the lottery. The principal is a strong and compassionate leader, the teachers are first rate and the parents have created a nurturing community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

Jose Ortega has exceeded my expectations thus far. As a new parent w/ a child in the Mandarin immersion program, we were warmly welcomed by both the teachers, administration and other parents. There is a strong community working together to raise and educate children. It's an exciting place to learn and a shining example of what a school should be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2011

JOES is a true gem of a school! Fantastic principal leadership, knowledgeable and dedicated staff, active and involved parents, and close-knit, welcoming community. Other highlights: a thriving Mandarin immersion program, a diverse student body that feels like real San Francisco, an innovative art program, and differentiated learning that meets kids where they are (not a one-size-fits-all approach). Best of all, my child loves going to school at JOES and is flourishing there, both academically and socially. Jose Ortega is a credit to SFUSD and an example of what a great public school can be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I love Jose Ortega because it has a Mandarin Immersion program and my daughter is learning to speak Chinese. I love that the school is small and everyone knows one another, so it feels like a big family. I love that the school has a strong arts program. I love the location on top of a hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The playground is nestled against a wooded park and it's not unusual to spot a hawk soaring overhead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

I am a parent of two boys at Chinese Mandarin class at Jose Ortega...We love this school very much. Nice teachers and staffs..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

Our daughter loves Jose Ortega Elementary, and we are very pleased with the commitment of parents. The principal makes it a priority to know each student personally, and tailors their educational program if needed. The art teacher is exceptional, as are the two teachers that teach our child every day. In her first year at the school, we are impressed with all of the events so far, especially the Chinese New Year parade and the Umoja Festival. The neighborhood and school are safe and the location is lovely, next to a park and with a sweeping ocean view.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

Our whole family is so happy at JOE's. Coming from a co-up I was worried that the sense of community we were used to would disappear. I need not have worried. My daughter had a hard time saying goodbye to us when she first started, but with the patience and barrage of support from everybody from teachers office staff and parents she soon adapted and are now absolutely thriving. I feel good leaving my daughter at this amazing loving school every morning and most importantly so does she. Parent involvement is very welcomed and the PTA is filled with people with great ideas and the drive to see them come true. This is a GEM of a school and we feel lucky and honored to be part of this community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

Our son is in kindergarten this year, and the school has exceeded our expectations. So far this year, he has: learned to read, gone on three field trips (with more to come), marched in San Francisco s Chinese New Year parade, tried garbanzo beans and other healthy foods offered during nutrition classes, been inspired to learn the piano during the school s annual UMOJA unity festival, done wonderful art projects, and learned about being a caring community by donating through his classroom to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. It s a wonderful community, and our whole family is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

We feel so lucky to be part of the Jose Ortega Elementary School community! When I toured schools I was particularly excited and impressed by the engaging way that Ms. Chan interacted with her Mandarin Immersion kindergarten. I now, daily, come away from the school continuously impressed not only with Ms. Chan but with the dedicated principal, staff and teachers, along with all the arts and activities going on weekly! The students have participated in a winter musical performance, the Chinese New Year parade and the Umoja (unity) festival, and feast (followed by the kick-off of the annual district-wide kickball tournament)and a weekly Friday sing-along. Parents are friendly, involved and helpful; whether your child studies Mandarin, General Ed. or Cantonese Bilingual, you ought to give this school serious consideration; the principal leads a wonderful community school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

JOES wasn't on my radar when I toured schools for the 2009-10 school year. We focused on the school walking distance from home, which we didn't get into during any lottery round. We enrolled in the Mandarin Immersion program during open enrollment - still keeping our neighborhood school as our wait pool school. We met JOES families over the summer and instantly felt welcomed. During the first week of school, we received the call that we could switch to our wait pool school. We turned it down and stayed at JOES - even though we drive 15 minutes instead of walking two blocks. Why? Because it just felt right. The principal was dynamic, the teachers were motivated and the community was involved. We haven't looked back. Our daughter skips into and out of school every day! Although we are in the MI program we would be as happy in General Ed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

When I visited the school, I felt welcomed and I could feel a sense of community. My daughter was coming from a private school and she entered Jose Ortega on first grade. She integrated right away, no issues at all. She's happy to go to school and loves the YMCA after school program, which is provided in the same school. The principal, miss Washington, is very energetic, likes to be involved and is a little engine behind all the school activities. I am really impress with the art the kids create and the wonderful job the art teachers do. The school is close to public transportation (Muni M and 29), and to a SF Public Library branch. the neighborhood is very good and it is at teh side of a park. The view of Lake Merced and Daly City is wonderful. My daughter loves her school and I also love this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

Jose Ortega is a wonderful, caring school. The staff is great don't run away they will help with any questions or advice you may need. Do yourself a favor and visit this gem of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

This school is wonderful! I feel very lucky to have my daughter starting kindergarten here this year. The principal fast became my favorite part of the school with her natural leadership abilities and the way all the kids admire and respect her. We look forward to the next 6 years at JOES! The school spirit is beyond anything I have ever experienced even at college. The parents are very involved and the teachers dedicated and talented! If you enroll at JOES or just happen upon it, congratulations on the top notch education that your child is about to receive! Thank you JOES! Laura
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

My son is in the second grade and we are very pleased with Jose Ortega. The art program is terrific - last year they learned origami from the artist-in-residence and this year they've started with abstract painting. The play structure is a little small but is being enlarged in the spring. Parents recently started a greening committee and new plants and garden planters are popping up around the school grounds. We've meet so many friendly parents at school, and many of them volunteer by helping the teachers or supervising recess. The principal really gets involved with the kids which she can do since the school is fairly small. She taught my son's class to play kickball when they were having trouble coming up with appropriate playground games. I am most impressed by the fantastic teachers, many of whom have been at the school for 20 years.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

857

Change from
2012 to 2013

+15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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API score

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2012 to 2013

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students63%
Females69%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
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 disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Math

All Students68%
Females69%
Males68%
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 disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner75%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state69%
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 Students55%
Females70%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian61%
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 disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females81%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
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 disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 Students77%
Females80%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
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 disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students84%
Females92%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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 disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state75%
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 Students70%
Females70%
Males71%
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 disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females70%
Males77%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students69%
Females60%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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 disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate91%
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 41% 11%
Black 16% 7%
Hispanic 14% 51%
Two or more races 14% 3%
White 12% 27%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50
School end time
  • 1:50
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jolynn Washington
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (415) 584-7972

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Moderate street parking. Muni: M Ocean View, 29

Jose Ortega Licensed Afterschool Program (after school program)

About the program
  • This fee-based program offers daily afterschool care with a flexible schedule (two, three, or five days per week programs). Each day they offer a nutritious snack, an hour of homework help, outside and inside play, as well as structured group activity time which includes community service projects and field trips.SFUSD ExCEL afterschool programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that afterschool 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.The Afterschool Program at IT Bookman is held Monday-Friday, 2pm-6pm for students in grades 2-5. The students are selected to include those who would benefit the most from a small, specialized program. The IT Bookman ASP primarily serves students from Jose Ortega ES and offers daily structured homework support and tutoring for one hour, in addition to 30 minutes of focused literacy learning and academic vocabulary development. Enrichment and recreational activities are also offered.
Operated by
  • Stonestown YMCA
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:00 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • No
What grades can participate?
  • 1-5
Is there a fee for the program?
  • No
Is financial aid available?
  • Yes
Website

Summer program 1

About the program
  • Each program has an academic, enrichment and physical activity component. The programs are based on a youth development model and include project based learning activities. The summer programs are operated by community based organizations that are contracted by SFUSD to provide the services based on grants to the school from California Department of Education. Each organization has a site specific enrollment process. Priority enrollment goes to the students from the school site. Students from other SFUSD schools are eligible to apply though in many of the elementary schools there is more demand than available slots. Funding changes year to year and program offerings change.
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Athletic
Operated by
  • Stonestown YMCA
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Parents are active in the classroom as volunteers, and accompany classes on field trips and camping excursions & support special projects. artists in residence work closely with parents to provide creative arts programs for all students. parent education classes are offered in family math, technology, science, art & literature, test preparation & helping your child at home.
More from this school
  • *Full Inclusion of special education program *Arts instruction includes instrumental music, theater, dance, art & orchestra as funding is available *As a Clinical School, our staff provides teacher training to student interns at SFSU
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400 Sargent Street
San Francisco, CA 94132
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Phone: (415) 469-4726

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