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Presidio Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1188 students

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted October 22, 2008

Presidio is the most awesome school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

We couldn't be happier with Presidio Middle School. We were on the fence between transferring to private school because of the false premise that public middle school would be full of 'tough kids.' We've met nothing but good kids, all from different backgrounds. The Academics are very challenging, but we feel that the challenges are preparing our child for what lies ahead in high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

I just graduated from Presidio in June and I think it's an awesome middle school to be at. I can honestly say that I'm so glad I went here. There are a lot of different electives for various interests among the students. The teachers are what they're there for: to teach kids. But sometimes, students build what are like...teacher-student friendships. The teachers and counselors there help and support you. To the parent who gave Presidio Middle School two stars on May 28: I was transferred into honors classes. Yes, sometimes the homework may take a while. But if this is your child's first year, it'll seem like a lot of homework compared to elementary school. I got homework on weekends and, yes, it did take sometimes a few hours. But you're getting homework from different classes with different teachers, not just one class with one teacher. Presidio Middle School is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

Parents beware. Although this school prides itself on its rigorous academics, Presidio can wind up giving your child and first year. Even during the STAR tefamily more stress than it can handle. My child went into honors classes, which was a mistake. The over-emphasis that was placed on test scores, grade point averages, making the honor roll, and inordinate amounts of homework (2-3 hours daily, often on weekends). All this has made for a very distressing and disappointing first year. Even during the STAR testing week, my child had another regularly-scheduled test in one of her classes! There doesn't seem to be any balance to this school, and the arts and sports get the short shrift.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

This school is awesome!! There may be a lot of kids that attend but in all of the core classes (math, science, language arts, social studies), its really easy to learn and understand. Gym and your elective is really good also. They have many electives such as Band, Orchestra, Dance, Spanish, Japanese, Computer, Art, Drama, Home Ec., and many more. Its really a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2007

I love Presidio Middle School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2007

I think this school is great, because there are a lot of people to support you there, great teachers, counselors, and best of all, if you have a problem with anything, you can talk with your counselor and they will help you out a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2007

The previous review is spot on. If your kid is in the GATE program, they will be challenged. I feel my kid -- with the possible exception of english fundamentals -- is getting a superior education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

In all, Presidio is a good school and a better choice than private school if you are interested in good fundamental ed. and you want your child exposed to ethnic and economic diversity. It has lots of interesting smart kids with really different backgrounds and points of view. I also has a great drama program and library and Aftercare program(free too!) There are lots of opportunities for sports and clubs. The problems are a few burned out teachers and classes that are way too big(34,and 36 in my kids' class)and there is very little support for the kids...there are so many of them they get treated as a mass rather than inviduals. But I have to say that my child is blooming there and that is what counts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

Presidio is a fabulous school. Mr. Dea, the principal, leads by example, and the work ethic among teachers is superb. The school has some amazing extracurricular activities that complement its academic focus: band, orchestra, jazz band, many sports teams, even a coed wrestling team! The drama club puts on a show each year in conjunction with the orchestra, chorus, and dance troupe that exemplifies all the wonderful cohesion and coordinated effort found at Presidio. Yes, the student body is large, but the teachers and counselors usually have a good grip on individual student needs. One note of caution to parents: the school can be quite challenging academically, and you'll need to keep a close (but not hovering) eye on little junior's homework. In short, Presidio is an ideal school for children who thrive in a large and challenging environment and do not need too much crutch-support from their parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2007

This isn't a very good school. I used to be a student, and hated it. It's overcrowded and you can get lost easily.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 30, 2006

Our family has been disappointed by Presidio. There's quite a bit of hype (test scores are not everything, curriculum is traditional -memorization and regurgitation) and it's overcrowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2006

All the teachers are fantastic!The curriculm is tsught by games to make it more fun!teh students are nice.You can really live to be an important person when you learned from Presidio.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2006

Wonderful PE program. My child learned alot. Right now, he's on the wrestlign team, and he's doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

Big school but great administration and teachers. Excellent music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

This is a great school. I am a student and like it very much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2006

I am an 8th grade student curently inroled in this school. We have a lot of different sports teams, and clubs. We have a great mathcounts team, and an amazing drama department too. Our school has great teachers that really listen to what we have to say. All in all this is a great school and everyone feels welcome in it's halls and classrooms.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2006

Presidio has been a great middle school for us and our child. A terrific principal, committed teachers, excellent discipline, and terrific music and sports programs. The honors classes provide a solid grounding in language arts, math, and social studies for high school, and the band and orchestra classes show the results of excellent and dedicated leadership by their instructors. As well, the school is safe and 'bully free', with a low tolerance for any kind of schoolyard problem. Mr. Dea, the principal, and his assistants all know us and our child and are very welcoming and supportive of parent involvement. More parents could involve themselves, but those that do are very friendly and helpful to newcomers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

This school has exceeded all our expectations. We selected PMS for its academics, and the fine teachers (many of whom have their own children at the school, an indicator of its quality...) The academic program is very good. For three years, my son has also enjoyed the rewards of a great after-school sports program, and an excellent band music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

My daughter is now in her second year (7th grade) at Presidio and absolutely loves it. She's once again in Honors classes and while it's overpowering at times, we feel in the long run it's a good precursor for high school. Overall, a great school she was extremely fortunate to get in. The only negative is that there is no choir.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

892

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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This school's
API score

892

What is the API?
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

-7

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)

8 / 10

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.
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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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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77%

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81%

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91%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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 Students78%
Females85%
Males71%
African American48%
Asian82%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state75%

Math

All Students81%
Females84%
Males78%
African American62%
Asian90%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state79%
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

Algebra I

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English Language Arts

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Females81%
Males83%
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Asian86%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino69%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
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Students with no reported disability82%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Math

All Students85%
Females84%
Males86%
African American32%
Asian92%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate87%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state74%
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

Algebra I

All Students72%
Females74%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
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Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state73%

English Language Arts

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Females83%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
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English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state72%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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Males76%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Science

All Students84%
Females87%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate88%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state77%
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 59% 11%
White 18% 27%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Hispanic 8% 51%
Black 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Tony Payne
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (415) 750-8445

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
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

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • MUNI

Presidio Middle School Afterschool Program (ExCEL Program) (after school program)

About the program
  • 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.Presidio Middle School students have a choice of classes every 9 weeks. Options include: homework assistance, hip hop dance, breakdancing, cartooning, chess, arts and crafts, leadership and video production. There are also specialized academies staffed by experts in a particular field. Friday options include field trips, group games, movies and sports.
Operated by
  • Richmond Village Beacon
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:00 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6-8
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Website

Summer program 1

About the program
  • Sixth Grade Step Up Program Program will provide a one week orientation to middle school program for incoming 6th graders
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • SFUSD
Dates offered
  • June 3, 2013 - June 7, 2013
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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450 30th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
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Phone: (415) 750-8435

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