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Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School

School code number: 525
Grade level: PreK-5
Hours: 8:40 AM - 2:40 PM

2725 California Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115
Neighborhood: Western Addition
Phone: (415) 749-3505
Fax: (415) 749-3436
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Principal: Chad H. Slife

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    Named for a beloved San Francisco educator, Dr. William L. Cobb School provides a strong academic program for its students. William Lennox Cobb was the first African-American principal in the San Francisco School District, and the school that he led continues to celebrate his accomplishments as a courageous educator. Students feel they belong at Cobb, and their intellectual, social and emotional development shows it. Children and their families are known well, and thus students can be nurtured to reach their full potential.

    There are many strong academic and social components in place to meet the needs of our diverse students. At Cobb you will find a staff dedicated to the needs of children, and a school culture that values learning. Math and science are areas of focus for our teachers. Implementation of Singapore Math K-5 to supplement the District's adopted text is yielding significant results in raising student achievement. Cobb students in all grades participate in hands-on science and come together as a community of learners. Our teachers are also learners, participating in WISE and UCSF science programs. By fifth grade, Cobb students score among the top 20 public schools in San Francisco with 78 percent proficient or above on the state science test in 2010! We are proud of this and many other accomplishments, and we welcome you to be a part of the long tradition of learning serving the Western Addition and Pacific Heights community since the 1920s.

    This school feeds into:

    Theodore Roosevelt Middle School

    School Tours

    Thursday mornings


    Navy blue pants, skirt or jumper; white shirt; navy blue sweater

    Afterschool Programs

    Cobb Elementary School after-school program (ExCEL Program) offered at no cost to family, from end of school until 6:00 PM.

    SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: Pre-K only, 8:30AM-4:30PM, (415) 749-3505. 

    Special Education Programs

    • Designated instructional services
    • Resource specialist program

    Language Programs

    English Plus Pathway

    Student Support Programs

    School social worker and nurse on site.

    Arts and Enrichment

    Students at Cobb are exposed to a variety of visual and performing arts, including drawing, painting, mosaics, taiko drumming and drama.