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E.R. Taylor Elementary School

School code number: 513
Grade level: PreK-5
Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (Early dismissal each Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.)

423 Burrows Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134
Neighborhood: Excelsior
Phone: 415-330-1530
Fax: 415-468-1742
Email: purcellb@sfusd.edu
School Loop: ertes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Angienette Estonina; Assistant Principal Brian Purcell

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Discover This School

E.R. Taylor seeks to promote intellectual development, physical and mental health, self-discipline and cultural sensitivity so that each student can achieve their fullest potential and be college-bound. E.R. Taylor is a unique school located in a quiet neighborhood in the southeast section of San Francisco with a variety of programs to support student achievement. The school consists of Pre-K-5th grade classes with English Learner Development, Spanish Bilingual, and Chinese Bilingual classrooms available. In addition there is a Healthy Start program that provides family support services to help our parents/guardians support their children to reach their potential. We seek to communicate clearly and frequently with parents through our Parent Workshop Classes and Monthly Principal Newsletters and Coffee. Through the Second Step program, and the Positive Interventions Behavior Support (PBIS) framework, we stress positive peer relationships among students and maintain high expectations for student behavior school-wide.
Our students have opportunities to participate as leaders through community service projects. We provide opportunities for student choice in learning to encourage children to discover their own talents and strengths through class projects, or performances, such as gardening activities, hands-on science experiments, and visual and performing arts. Our children benefit from a variety of extended learning opportunities, such as our Artist-in-Residence, Playworks, and the Green Garden program. Many students enjoy music through the Taylor Student Chorus and instrumental music lessons offered to 4th and 5th grade students. The enriching After School Program provides fun-filled lessons, including sports, music, cooking and art.

This school feeds into:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

School Tours

First Monday of month 9:00 AM

Uniforms

White shirt/blouse with a collar, black pants, jumpers/skirts. Maroon sweaters and sweatshirts are available to order.

Afterschool programs

ExCEL program offered at no cost to family, from end of school until 5:45 PM (grades 1-5). 12 sessions Scores Soccer (grades 3-5). Community based programs enroll and accompany students to after school locations.

Language Programs

  • Cantonese Biliteracy Pathway
  • Spanish Newcomer Pathway

Student Support Programs

  • Mentoring
  • Family liaison
  • On-site nurse
  • Social worker

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Gardening
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Writing or poetry
Visual artists work with grades K-5; artist residency programs

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Computer lab
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Playworks
  • Technology teacher