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E.R. Taylor Elementary School

School code number: 513
Grade level: PreK-5
Hours: 8:40 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
School Loop:
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 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:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

School Tours

Tours are held on Fridays in November and December, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Please call to schedule an appointment.


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.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Separate classes with a focus on services for emotional disturbance

Language Programs

  • Cantonese
  • Spanish
English Plus Pathway; Biliteracy Pathways:  Cantonese, K-3; Spanish, K-5.

Student Support Programs

Learning support professional; student advisor; Education Outside program; technology resource teacher; community-based partnerships with Edgewood, Family Connections

Arts and Enrichment

Visual artists work with grades K-5; artist residency programs

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) (grades 4-5)
  • Arts residencies
  • Technology program
  • College Bound program with UCSF
  • Education Outside program