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2051 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116

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September 01, 2015
I am a parent of a kindergartner. My son has attended this school for just over 3 weeks, and I have been very happy with what I've seen so far from the teachers and administrative staff. His teacher has been very responsive to any concerns I have had and the communication from the staff at the school has been fantastic. Admittedly, this school was our 7th choice and I was not initially impressed with the school during the school tours. The older looking facilities, lack of diversity, a seemingly inactive PTA where some of the major turn offs for me. It doesn't have some of the bell and whistles of some other schools, but if you are looking for a school with great teachers, strong academics and a safe environment, you should consider this school.

- submitted by a community member

February 17, 2015
I have a daughter that is currently attending this school, due to her special condition, she required a lots of personal attention by different teachers. I found teachers in R.L Stevenson to be very accommodating and cares a lot for their students. We also have a new principle in the school now, and he is wonderful. He is always visible in greeting with students and parents, and seem very personable to talk to as well. I felt privileged to have enrolled my daughter into this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2014
We are very disappointed with this school. Children who are 1-5 grades are not provided with time in the cafeteria to eat lunch and have to eat standing in the school yard. The main bathrooms never have soap. The principal and many staff members are rude and not supportive to the parents. Gossip is terrible at this school too. The principal would not make any improvements when parents suggest sponsors or greening of the school, which is especially sad since our city has so much resources to offer. The principal is a bully who makes everyone fear her. She threatens people, if they bring any concerns to her.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2013
My son goes to Robert Louis Stevenson School. He enjoys learning here very much. All the staff and teachers are great to him and me. There are many activities at this school such as the All Stars ceremony, Read Aloud Day, Potluck, and Students' Assembly.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2013
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary is a great school. The principal, teachers, and staff encourage open communication to all parents. New incoming Kindergarten parents are invited to attend the Kindergarten Orientation before the first day of school. New parents can come to learn about the school, meet their child teachers, learn about the curriculum, learn about the teachers expectations, and meet other parents. During the school year we will have our annual Read Aloud Day. We invite all community people such as the police officers, firefighters, doctors, bakers, coast guards, etc. to come to our school to read aloud to our students. This is a fun and exciting day as the students get to learn about the different careers and meet different community people in their neighborhood. Another event that we have at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School is the All Star ceremony. We have this event every Friday at the end of each month. We acknowledge each child for his or her talents and creativity.

- submitted by a teacher

August 09, 2013
Robert Louis Stevenson School is a wonderful school. My teachers were great to me. They cared about me and were eager to teach me. I had learned so much from my teachers since they were so knowledge in all subject areas. I enjoyed going to the school library to hear the school librarian reads aloud and she taught me and the students activities on the laptop. I went to many wonderful field trips and had a lot of fun.

- submitted by a community member

October 30, 2012
The principal lacks ability to get things done. And she is full of excuses for her lack of leadership. That said, there are some excellent teachers (whom I feel sorry for since they received little support from their boss). The PTA tries hard but not enough overall parents involvement.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2012
I have two daughters at Stevenson. This is a great school. The staff for its most part is super, supportive and provide a great quality of education. It is very academic driven and like any other school, will only continue to thrive as long as we have parent involvement. There are a few things that could be improved in the school, such as the cafeteria and the kids play areas. However, this will only be possible with the community support. This is a call to every parent with kids are RLS. Let's support our school and get involved in community activities that will elad to the improvement of the campus. Go Dolphins!

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2011
PART 2: You want to know why the test scores are so high here? It's because the week before any major tests, the teachers train them on how to answer the questions. Don't get me wrong, I don't have any problems with any of my child's past teachers. They were all wonderful...I'm lucky to have had them. You know there's always at least one troublemaker in the class. The teachers have to stop teaching in order to discipline them. That just slows down the whole teaching process. This is unfair to the other students who are there to learn and not goof off. I don't know if they still have KEEP the after school program but the two older women don't do anything! I swear they don't even keep their eyes on the kids. These kids do whatever they want. Homework help? That doesn't even exist in their vocabulary. What I have seen is them yell at the kids on numerous occasions. To wrap it up, this school is good for learning and that's about it. Don't have any expectations if you enroll your child here.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2011
I am a student that has graduated from Robert Louis Stevenson. I have started from Kindergarten all the way to fifth grade. In the last five years, I have enjoyed school very much and often looked forward to going to school. The lessons are very engaging, and I have learned many interesting and useful facts. However, I personally think they need to do a better job on the yearbooks. One of my teachers was very rude to me and did not care for me at all, and I was especially young at the time(first grade), but he/she has retired a year ago. My fourth grade teacher made the biggest difference in my life and I especially want to thank him/her. The music teacher was quite snappy and would get annoyed when you made a mistake. However, I have made friends since Kindergarten, so there is no need to worry about that. MANY of my personal things were stolen, and they were hidden in the back of my desk(rulers, pencil cases, etc.).

- submitted by a community member

March 05, 2010
We have been at the school for over five years. We disagree with the critical comments noted below. RLS has an active PTA that is involved in many efforts. For example, the PTA will be holding a raffle event in the next few weeks. Also, the school works very hard at encouraging diversity. Although we are of a different background than the majority of kids at the school, our kids have always been welcomed and do quite well socially. The best thing about the school is truly the teachers -- they are simply the best. And it shows in the good test scores at the school. If you want teachers who will push your child to do the best she can do, RLS is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 21, 2009
We are not pleased with this school at all. Yes perhaps the scores are high, but that's not the only indicator of a healthy environment for kids. This school is lacking in communications with parents, parents involvement and diverse activities.

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2009
In my opinion the school needs a lot of work in school spirit, diversity, helping to close the achievement gap, and helping students to get along socially. If your child is passive and of any ethnicity like African American, your kid may not do well here. But one great teacher that I can rave about is Mr. Yohe!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2009
My son attended RLS grades 1-5 and now that he is in middle school I truly appreciate what a great school this was. It is very supportive, positive, and most of all safe. It was challenging enough since they have break-out sessions for GATE students, which was great. His middle school does not do this, which has been tremendously disappointing. I also really love the ladies that run the KEEP after-school program. They watched my son grow up and they are the nicest, sweetest group of women. RLS is very fortunate that have them.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2009
R.L.S. is a wonderful public school with the small class sizes like a private school. The teachers are caring and involved with their students and the parents. It is a place where everyone get to know you personally.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2008
Both our children have attended RLS since kindergarden. It was not our first choice but we ended up being very happy with it. We have been very happy with the teachers. PRos

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2007
The principal at this school does not support the Special Education program. Paras are the first to be cut. She does not attend IEP meetings. Beautifican of the school is her first priority.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 20, 2007
This is a good school with wonderful teachers, although more could be done in terms of principal leadership. We do not have too many newsletters from her, and would like to keep informed.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2007
Fantastic! It's the best school my son has ever attended. All the teachers care about academics and the child's personality developement.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2006
My son has started Kindergarten at Stevenson this year and we could not be more pleased. The atmosphere is both supportive and focused on learning. Test scores are very high. Children appear happy and well-behaved. School grounds and surrounding area are feel very safe and secure and are kept spotlessly clean. The campus covers a full block and has plenty of outdoor space. I have only attended the first PTA meeting so far, but I was impressed with the level of parent involvement. Stevenson raises money to support PE classes for all students. After-school care is available along with music and Cantonese classes. The principal is very connected with students and teachers alike. I would say that Stevenson is definitely a 'hidden gem' of a school in San Francisco - and well worth visiting.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2006
This school is an undiscovered gem.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2005
Very good school with safe after-school program. Unknown hidden gem. Once you can get past the seven schools that everyone else is going to put down as first choices, you'll find RL Stevenson is just as good and much easier to get into.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2005
Stevenson is an excellent school. The staff is dedicated and helpful, and the academic emphasis is very strong. My daughter liked the quiz, the praises, and slightly heavier homework load than the other schools. Her teacher is great. The school environment is very safe, and it is quite convenient to get there (not much traffic around the school). The afterschool care is somewhat less exciting, not much organized activities; still, being on site, it is very convenient.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2005
R L Stevenson is a more traditional, neighborhood elementary school. Families at Stevenson are all very committed to high academic acheivement and work hard to support the excellent teachers with many classroom volunteers. The teachers are outstanding, exprienced professionals with a wide range of teaching styles and additional talents to add to the academic experience. Unlike some of the better-known schools, the PTA has very modest, very specific fundraising ambitions and is very fiscally conservative. Although very few teachers leave R L Stevenson, there will be a new principal in 2005-2006.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2005
Robert Louis Stevenson is a wonderful school. It has caring, dedicated teachers who have the ability to address each childs needs and to keep this school at a high performing level. The principal is the kind of leader every school could use. There is a lot of parent particapation. The PTA is hard working, and helps our school with our Artist in residence programs, PE program (by the way has to be the best program I have ever seen and the kids love it)after school science club and other programs during the year. I feel lucky my children attend Stevenson.

- submitted by a parent

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Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School
2051 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94116
(415) 759-2837
Last modified Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top