What I love about DW is the incredible partnership between the school and its families. We've been at DW for 4 years and it just gets better and better. The kinks associated with any new program have been worked out (yes, it was rocky at times in the early years, but it's a whole new world now). We have a fantastic after school program, energized teachers, a critical mass of families (finally!) that have made our PTA a powerhouse, unbelievable community support, a growing GATE program, and, most importantly, a committed educational partnership. My child reads equally well in Spanish and English, despite neither of us speaking Spanish. I still get chills when I see him speak so effortlessly in Spanish! He loves the science curriculum so much that he checks out nonfiction books at the library to learn more. We took a big chance starting in the SIP program 4 yrs ago and I'm so glad we did. We've made friends for life and my son has been given an incredible opportunity to become bilingual. We've learned so much about different cultures and different families...Webster epitomizes all the reasons why we chose to stay in the city to raise our family.
Our son is in the Spanish Immersion kindergarten. He is thriving. He loves his teacher (Ms. Gonzales). There is a big focus on literacy and he comes home with a book he has written (in Spanish - we speak no Spanish at home) just about every day. Daniel Webster is relatively small, which leads to a nice intimate culture. And, this is complemented by a very involved parent community which is growing every year, especially with a steady stream of families coming from the excellent pre-school on the campus. Our biggest surprise is the extremely high quality of the teaching staff. There is a core of teachers with extensive experience and a group of super smart and very enthusiastic young teachers (Ms. Gonzales is one). The student body is well integrated, which we were looking for. We couldn't be happier.
My son is in the 1st grade immersion program at Daniel Webster and he just loves it! There's a great learning environment that's been created in the school. He is now reading in both English and Spanish. The teachers at the school are amazing and the community support is overwhelming. We feel very lucky to be a part of such a great community!
it has a strong community w/ parents volunteering - national scores are going up and it now offers spanish immersion - it is a school that many dismissed but is now a rising star!!!
Though the school is still somewhat in transition, it is headed solidly in the right direction. One of its greatest endorsements is that the school principal is sending her children there!
We love our school and feel we have some of the best teachers at SFUSD. My son is a happy student and skips to school everyday. We were looking for a 'community' of people and found it here. Even though there is work to be done, we are all working toward the same goals and we know we've made some life-long friends.
Daniel Webster is up and coming. There are great , enthusiastic teachers and an amazing parent base. The Potrero Hill community is totally behind this school and trying to help make it better. This school is going up, up, up!
I love this school its very secure and a great place to teach your child. If there's a problem the principle will solve in a good way. There's also many assembly's and field trips which will make your child happy!
I have a child attending Daniel Webster this year in the new Spanish Immersion program. I am very pleased with the teacher and the school. She is very happy and is learning as well. The school is very diverse culturally and has a great sense of growing community.
Daniel Webster is a sweet, small school poised for a turn-around. The principal is smart, charismatic and very enthusiastic about the changes taking place. A new Spanish immersion program began this year (2008/2009) with two kindergarten classes. More and more parents are getting involved. Webster is a great school to consider if you want your children to become bilingual/biliterate in Spanish in a sunny, quiet neighborhood school. Come check it out!
i just graduated from this school it was a fun school i was in this school since 2002 it was so much fun and i had a realy good time there.its a realy good school.
I have visited classes at Daniel Webster for the last 3 years.I am always impressed by the teacher's and principal's care for their students.The staff seems to be doing their very best to make Daniel Webster a happy learning environment. And the students are engaged and involved.
Has the potential of being a great school but is sorely lacking in parential and community involvement. Was thinking about sending my child here because of proximity but have heard far too many negative reviews from parents who have pulled their children out and even ex-students.
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