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West Portal Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 585 students

Our School is best known for General Education and Chinese Immersion programs

 
 
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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 9, 2013

Principal Lucey is great. Mrs Callaghan, the elementary coordinator is also super-helpful. My son loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

This is an amazing school. I have 2 sons here. One I the general education track and one in the Chinese immersion track. They have both had wonderful teachers. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

We've had girls in the Chinese Immersion program @ West Portal for the past 6 years and have seen a great school continue to improve. The principle is really strong, engaged, present and available. He addresses issues raised. Most of the teachers are really wonderful. But, as one would expect, there are a select few that are not. Parent involvement has helped provide the feedback to improve below expectations situations. The community of parents and alum are strong. And, the campus is an example of the community. The garden, the art murals, and the imprint of the students around campus makes the school special. And, the extra curricular programming, such as the Chinese Parade, School Musical and sports activities define the West Portal experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

Our daughter started K in the Chinese Immersion Program this fall and she loves her teachers and school. She really enjoys her weekly music class, twice a week PE class and special art program. The school's parent community seems very organized and active, especially with fundraising and special events. For an elementary school, the school feels very large and a bit impersonal, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

The teachers are very friendly and helpful. It has a great atmosphere and the school culture is very attentive to parents needs. It also has a great Bilingual Immersion Program (Chinese/English). In addition, it is located in a great neighborhood that allows foot access to many of it's neighboring high lights (promotes walking/exercise).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

My daughter is in 1st grade and in the Chinese Immersion Program. This is a very popular school in a great neighborhood. The teachers, staff, and principal are awesome. The parent participation/volunteering is even better. Academics and extra curricular activities are well-rounded. Our daughter is so enthusiastic about going to school everyday because she is learning so much from her classmates, her teachers of course, the immersion program, the after-school program, and from the whole environment surrounding the school itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

Great teachers, great enriched programs, high parents involment, culture deversity reflection.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

West Portal Elementary is a great school. The entire staff; the principal, all the teachers, all the supporting teachers/helpers, and the custodial staff; all strive to make West Portal Elementary the best place for children to learn. I believe that the children have fun while going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

My daughter loves her school and would like to go to school 7 days a week. Their Chinese Immersion Program is the first in the nation with experienced and devoted teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

Because the students, parents and faculty are always there willing to help one another...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Because my boys wake up happy to go to school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

West portal is a great school. it has a lot of great students,teachers,parents and pricipal. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The teachers are great. Principal Lucey is fabulous. They have great programs and really care about the kids, the community, and the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

west portal is a loving school community..i have been proud to be a part of the teaching staff for over 20 years..GO PANTHERS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

My kids love this school. The teachers are great here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

West Portal is a wonderful school. The school has strong parents support ,great teachers, and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

A great environment to study and grow as a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The school activities that they have. Arts, sports, and field trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

We feel very fortunate that our children are able to attend West Portal Elementary. Even with the budget cuts, the school with the help from giving parents, manages to continue providing an excellent and varied learning experience in a safe, positive, fun and caring environment. The things they learn in addition to the basic curriculum, such as arts, music, gardening and culture, will stay with them for a lifetime. We can t say enough about the teachers and the staff that go above and beyond the call, the amazing level of parental involvement and the overall wonderful community at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

This public school is equally as good as any private school. The immersion program has allowed my 6 year old to blossom. She went in not speaking one word of Chinese, she now has an amazing vocabulary and has even participated in Chinese language contests. This school is amazing. The teachers are caring. The principal is vibrant and the parent participation is first class.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

914

Change from
2012 to 2013

+9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

914

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

+9

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)

2 / 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.
English Language Arts

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

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 46% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

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 60% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students76%
Females74%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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 disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state82%

Math

All Students79%
Females77%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
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 disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner88%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state82%
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%
Females78%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
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 disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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 graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students96%
Females93%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
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 disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learner89%
Fluent-English proficient and English only99%
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 graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 Students89%
Females89%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students92%
Females91%
Males93%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learner85%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 Students83%
Females76%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females70%
Males81%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students77%
Females68%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
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 72% 11%
White 13% 27%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Hispanic 4% 51%
Black 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40am
School end time
  • 2:40pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • William T. Lucey
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (415) 242-2526

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
Transportation options
  • Moderate street parking. Muni: K Ingleside, L Taraval, M Ocean View, T Third, 17, 23, 48
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground

After school program 1

About the program
  • GLO is a child-centered, afterschool enrichment and academic program based on the premise that all children can and will succeed when offered learning opportunities that are inclusive of a wide range of learning styles that are adjusted to their needs and targeted to their unique strengths and assets. GLO offers every student a safe, structured, welcoming environment with programs structured around three key areas: daily academic support, diverse enrichment, and engaging recreational activities.
End time
  • 6:00 pm

Summer GLO (summer program)

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
  • GLO
Dates offered
  • June 3, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Start time
  • 7:00 am
End time
  • 6:00 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • No
What grades can participate?
  • K-5
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Is financial aid available?
  • Yes
How can parents find out more about fees?
  • Call
  • Visit website
Phone number
  • (415) 753-1113
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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5 Lenox Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
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Phone: (415) 759-2846

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