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El Dorado Elementary School

School code number: 521
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

70 Delta Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134
Neighborhood: Visitacion Valley
Phone: 415-330-1537
Fax: 415-467-2435
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Principal: Silvia Cordero

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El Dorado is an extremely diverse school where teachers, staff, and parents come together to ensure the achievement of all students. El Dorado's focus is the creation of an environment that promotes teaching the whole child. The school invests its energies in programs that meet the academic and social needs of all students and uses standards-based instructional practices like Balanced Literacy and music integration to tap students' different learning modalities. We believe in empowering teachers by creating a trusting, nurturing professional environment that allows them to think critically and create out of the box solutions for our community. Our teachers use the language of scholars and critical thinkers to provide our students with the tools to access and navigate future professional and academic opportunities. We believe in recognizing students' strengths and needs to help them achieve their full potential. We achieve this through traditional and non-traditional methods such as play therapy, behavioral and social skills groups, sports, one on one therapy, group therapy, and one-on-one and small group instruction.

We offer students extended learning opportunities that allow them to explore areas of learning beyond traditional academics. These programs include expanded visual and performing arts experiences with professional artists and musicians, after school tutorials in reading and math, as well as science and outdoor education partnerships with UCSF and G.G. Children's Garden. We also host monthly Saturday events that incorporate school-wide programs, such as Harvest of the Month, service learning projects, and political involvement.

This school feeds into:

Visitacion Valley Middle School

School Tours

Tuesday Mornings 8-10am or by appointment.  Spanish and English tours available.


Free Dress

Afterschool programs

Real Options for City Kids (ROCK) M-F 1:50 to 6:00 PM

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway

Student Support Programs

Urban Teacher Residence with USF/Stanford, UCSF Hearts Trauma Sensitive Program, Caring School Communities, Full-time Learning Support Provider, Nurse, Wellness Center, Snack Program, Food Bank


ROCK (physical education)

Arts and Enrichment

Music Instruction for K-5 once a week, 3-4th grade Ballet residency, K-3 Visual Art residencies, After school program music/art programs (The Nature of Music and others), 4/5 Art teachers (once a week), Drama K-3

School Day Academic Enrichment

Comprehensive Math Instruction, Balanced Literacy, Inquiry-Based Science Instruction, Mechanical Engineering Integration, Social-Emotional Integration, Second Step (Curriculum), Music Integration, ROCK (Physical Education), G.G. Children's Garden, Nutrition Education/Gardening Project, PE Program, Full-time Librarian