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Presidio Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1188 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 29, 2013

I think Presidio Middle School is one of the most overrated middle schools in the city. The administrators, staff and teachers do not about the well being of your child. They mostly care about their STAR testing scores and maintaining their status. There is a big lack of concern for the behavior of students and teachers and counselors either look the other way and ignore it, pretend as if it isn't happening, or they just don't care. Some teachers and staff are so old that they are only at the school to collect a paycheck. I'm thinking "If you don't want to be here, I'm sure there are a bunch of unemployed YOUNG, VIBRANT, and YOUTHFUL teachers willing to take up the spot and make a difference in a young kids' life." However, there are those few (and, I mean few) teachers that actually make kids accountable for their actions (i.e. homework assignments, actions toward other students, etc.) but unfortunately, they go unnoticed. The administrators are super unorganized, unethical, and uncaring - They let the troublesome kids get away with murder and punish good kids who they know won't defend themselves. The school has been a huge disappointment and I'm glad my child is leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

I have two kids in Presidio. The school is large and the classrooms have 35 students on average. Parents must rely on school loop to keep in touch with teachers who are too busy to contact parents if there is a problem. That said, my kids love the school. They are both in AP classes and thriving. There is a culture here where it is cool for boys to study. My kids friends are diverse, studious, with a good school/play balance. I decided on this school for its academics;and, when I walked around the playground the students were not clumped up in separate racial groups, but playing together. The band program is amazing. The administrative staff I have dealt with have been helpful. I wish the classes were smaller.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2011

Not pleased with the school: expected much more from it: teachers communication with kids and parents doens't exist. Noone cares about your child at this school: just asking for money every Wednesday. Will be looking to change the school next year. Very dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2011

I was nervous about sending my daughter to such a big school, but we're been pleasantly surprised. Mostly excellent teachers, challenging work, a reasonable level of homework, good drama, PE, sports, chorus, jazz band, orchestra, and outdoor education options like trips to Yosemite. It probably helps if your child comes in knowing some classmates and can learn well in a fairly traditional classroom setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I think that Presidio Middle school is a excellent school,our Principal is a smart and energetic woman, she is always doing her tireless work with all the teachers and all the personal at school. Teacher are excellent, kind and care about the students education.The programs are very good specially Math programs, Art and music, Computer, P.E ,their sport team are great, the Outdoor Education trip are excellent for the kids there, that complement the education that Presidio gives to them. The parents work all together to help our school and support them through PTA and Fundraiser activities. I think Presidio has all in one, its just a great, well coordinate public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2010

The parent who gave Presidio one star, I wonder about his/her child. Howevr, one can't completely blame a system. Could it be his child has challenges and need special attention? Only this parent and field expert would be able to answer, but for my child she is excelling at Presidio in her AP classes. She has several amazing teachers who work tirelessly; I'm really impressed especially when there is so much cut-backs in the public schools. So, for the parent with the kid that has been 'damaged' by his/hers experience at Presidio Middle, I'm very sorry to hear and hope you find the perfect environment for your kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2010

My son stated to attend this great school. My experience is the best so far, teacher are nice and care about the students and recognize their work, the staff is nice . Their elective are many, they have a strong math program that my son likes. I think is just a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

This is not a perfect school and the teachers are not that great. It is a very "public education" school and they let you know they can do so much...in so many ways. Yes there are a couple of good teachers that care, but mostly in the 35 plus student classroom who is really benefitting? I think these reviews are not accurate. My child was getting A's and B+ until they attended this school. The cracks are so big and apparent that any child that is looking to make new friends at a new school are almost given the thumbs up to fall straight down them. There is no social schooling as far as how to behave or handle responsibility ie.extreme homework, communication...! Now we have to deal with therapy, counsellling, tutoring and a new school. What a waste of a childs time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Presidio is a great middle school offering a wide variety of electives from homemaking to jazz band to orchestra. Most teachers are supportive of different learners and are willing accomodate their needs in the classroom. Fortunately the few teachers who are not on board are leaving the school this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

The teachers are fantastic and really care about hte kids. They go the extra mile to work with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I LOVE the music program and the music teacher, Ms. Gomez. I had always thought that my child was nonmusical and was astonished when Ms. Gomez awakened a real interest (and talent) in her. My child is really excited about learning her instrument and looks forward to band class each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Presidio is an wonderful school. The school is safe and my student is challenged and learning a lot. The teachers make themselves available at lunchtime to help and work with the students! My older son attended Presidio and is now attending an independent high school. He finds that he is completely able to keep up with his classmates who attended other independent schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

It's a great school with a great staff and it's a really fine stepping stone to get our children from the nest of Elementary School into the freedom of High School and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I have a two daughters at presidio (6th and 8th) and am continually impressed with the staff, teachers, and the principal. Everybody is available for questions/concerns, the teachers really care about their students, and there is lots of extracurricular activity. Great sports, music, and arts programs. Super after-school program by the Richmond Beacon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I love Presidio because it's a great school and I know that my son is getting a good education. The principal and staff genuinely care for the students and making sure that, in spite of budget challenges, that quality education comes first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My kid love it. Great teachers and staff. Good sport & music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Nice atmosphere, gentle student body for the most part. Reactive staff when there are fights in the school grounds. Mostly dedicated teachers however there are some teachers who are on the old side. My son and daughter have had a nice education there and the afterschool program has been top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Presidio provides a great variety of courses and its music teachers are very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Presidio provides the academic challenge my child needs for his education career as well as the extracuriculum. But above all, my child is nourished with care and respect by the staff and the after-school staff from the Richmond Beacon Center. He has adapted to the transition and feel safte by meeting all new friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The school is well run with dedicated staff and principal and assistant principals. Teachers are pretty cool, too. The best of all is the after school program run by Beacon.
—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

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?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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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
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
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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76%

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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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81%

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73%

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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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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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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%
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Pacific Islandern/a
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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

All Students82%
Females81%
Males83%
African American47%
Asian86%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
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%
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Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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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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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
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Students with no reported disability77%
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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Economically disadvantaged15%
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Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
African American36%
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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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