E. R. Taylor Elementary School
School code number: 513
Grade Level: K-5
Hours: 8:40AM - 2:45PM (Early Dismissal each Tuesday: 2:15 pm)
423 Burrows Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134
Phone: (415) 330-1530
Fax: (415) 468-1742
School Loop: ertes-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Marlene Callejas
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 TRIBES program, 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 (formerly Sports4Kids, a comprehensive program combining physical and character education) 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. The new Reading Olympics Program was especially appreciated by this year's 4th grade students
This school feeds into middle school
King, Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Middle School
School ToursTours are held on Fridays in November and December, 9:15 - 10:15 am. Please call to schedule an appointment.
UniformsWhite shirt/blouse with a collar, black pants, jumpers/skirts; maroon sweaters and sweatshirts are available to order.
Before School ProgramsN/A
After School ProgramsExCEL program offered at no cost to family, from end of school until 5:45PM (1-5). 12 sessions Scores Soccer (3-5) Community based programs enroll and accompany students to after school locations.
Special Education Programs
- Designated Instructional Services
- Resource Specialist Program
- Special Day Class/Learning Disabled/Emotionally Disturbed
Resource Specialist Program, Inclusion K-5, Special Day Class/Learning Disabled/Emotionally Disturbed (3-5), Designated Instructional Services
English Plus Pathway, Elementary Biliteracy Pathway (Cantonese K-3: Grade 4 will be added in SY 2014-15 and grade 5 will be added in SY 2015-16, Spanish K-5)
Student Support ProgramsLearning Support Professional; Student Advisor; Education Outside Program; Technology Resource Teacher; Community based partnerships with Edgewood, Family Connections
School Day Academic EnrichmentGifted and Talented Education (GATE) (4-5)
Arts Residencies, Technology Program, College Bound program w/UCSF; Education Outside Program
Opportunities for Parental Involvement
There is a variety of parent involvement opportunities at Taylor. Through our Healthy Start office we are fortunate to have a two Parent Involvement Coordinators who facilitate parent activities that help support student learning and organizes volunteers. One coordinator speaks Chinese and the other Spanish. We have a PTA which has monthly meetings around topics that are of interest to parents and the community. We have both Chinese and Latino Parenting classes and we encourage the parents of our school to share their cultures through activities, celebrations, and pot luck dinners. We feel very fortunate to have a wonderful diversity of cultures at Taylor.
National Blue Ribbon School 2009. State Title 1 Academic Achievement Award - 2005, 2007, 2008.