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Cleveland Elementary School

School code number: 481
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

455 Athens Street, San Francisco, CA, 94112
Neighborhood: Excelsior
Phone: 415-469-4709
Fax: 415-469-4051
Principal: Marlon Escobar

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Located in the Excelsior District of San Francisco, Cleveland is walking distance from Crocker Amazon and McLaren Parks. The Cleveland school community is committed to providing fair access to language, curriculum, and resources for success. We offer a Spanish Bilingual Program and one SDCLD class. Creative and dedicated teachers collaborate in order to deliver differentiated instruction in all the core content areas. Staff, parent, and community volunteers support both our students' academic and social growth.

Our goal is that all students are learning—not just the curriculum, but learning how to be citizens, learning how to make positive contributions to society, learning how to solve problems, and learning how to be respectful of themselves and one another. They should be growing, intellectually and socially, on a daily basis, pushing the limits, and learning the big ideas. Parents, teachers, staff and students should be involved in the process of decision making at Cleveland, planning events that will create a family environment. Celebrations such as Latino Heritage, Black Pride, our winter music festival, spring carnival, end-of-the-year Field Day, and the beginning of the year Picnic bring parents and families together with opportunities to network and collaborate.

This school feeds into:

Visitacion Valley Middle School

School Tours

Fridays at 10:00 am from October to January


navy blue pants, white collared shirt and burgundy sweater or Cleveland sweatshirt

School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

Before-school programs

ExCEL program offered at no cost to family, from 8:00 to 9:30 AM, grades 1-5, with kindergarten enrollment allowed for kindergartners with older siblings in the program.

Afterschool programs

ExCEL program offered at no cost to family, from end of school until 6:30 PM, grades 1-5, with Kindergarten enrollment allowed for kindergartners with older siblings in the program.

Language Programs

  • Spanish Biliteracy Pathway

Arts Enrichment

Instrumental Music
Vocal Performing Arts
Artists in Residence

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Mission Science Workshop program
  • Spanish literacy interventionist
  • Technology teacher
  • Other