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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
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Principal: Mark Sanchez

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Discover This School

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 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM


Navy blue pants, skirt or jumper; white shirt or blouse; burgundy sweater

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.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Spanish

English Plus Pathway, Elementary Biliteracy Pathway (Spanish K-5)

Student Support Programs

Full-time School Social Worker
Half-time School Nurse
Full-time Instructional Reform Facilitator/Literacy Coach
Part-time Attendance Liaision
Full-time Spanish Literacy Support Teacher
Part-time English Literacy Support Teacher
Full-time Technology Teacher
Half-time Response to Intervention Facilitator
Full-time Spanish Bilingual Paraprofessional
Half-time Family Liaison
Part-time librarian
Special Education Teacher and Paraprofessional
Playworks Coach
Full-time Outside Corps staff
Part-time PE teacher
Reading Partners and Puppy Dog Tails literacy support
Full-time 4th and 5th Grade Support Teacher

Arts and Enrichment

Visual Arts
Instrumental Music
Vocal Performing Arts
Artists in Residence

School Day Academic Enrichment

Full-time Technology Teacher
Two Mobile Apple Laptop Computer Labs
Two Mobile Apple iPad Labs
GATE program provided by Excelsior Science Workshop