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Mural at Francis Scott Key ES

Francis Scott Key Elementary School

School code number: 544
Grade level: K-5
Hours: -

1530 43rd Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94122
Neighborhood: Outer Sunset
Phone: 415-759-2811
Fax: 415-759-2810
Principal: Mimi Ying Kasner

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Discover This School

Entrance to Francis Scott Key ES Building lobby Hallway

Computer lab Library Entrance to the auditorium

Interior of the auditorium Modulars housing the library and some classrooms Play structure

View of the yard and surrounding buildings Play areas in the yard

Established in 1903 as Oceanside Primary School and later became FS Key, our school was relocated to the art deco style building completed in 1938. It was then renovated in 2012 to make the school fully ADA compliant. The campus includes a two-story main building and a permanent bungalow with 26 classrooms, a library, a computer lab, a multipurpose auditorium or cafeteria, and administrative offices. Our schoolyard is open on weekends for community use as part of a Shared School Yard program.

Our School Mission
Francis Scott Key Elementary School community will work together to set high expectations and strive for excellence through a student ­ centered approach by fostering a holistic, unified, diverse, collaborative and supportive learning environment. We will actively promote respect, acceptance and diversity among community members, build Healthy Minds and Bodies through learning activities and hands ­on experiences.

Our School Vision
Provide students a learning experience that is nurturing, compassionate, supportive and challenging. Equip students with appropriate 21st century skills, Growth Mindset and confidence by embracing creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.

Our School Design Challenge
We believe in designing a learning environment that will enable teachers to develop and implement authentic inquiry based learning by optimizing existing classroom space and ensuring access for ALL students specifically ELL, SPED, and Girls as we build an integrated program focusing on S.T.E.A.M. education.

This school feeds into:

A.P. Giannini Middle School

School Tours

Wednesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 am, Oct. 17, 2018 - Jan.16, 2019. Call office @ (415) 759-2811 to schedule Individual Tours.



Afterschool programs

  • ExCEL After School Program, Grades 2-5:0; Summer), (415) 759-2811.
  • CYC After School Program, Grades K-1:0

Special Education Programs

  • Resource specialist program (RSP)
Moderate/Severe Separate Classes (Grades 3-5)

Student Support Programs

  • Access to nurse
  • Family liaison
  • Student adviser
  • Social worker
  • Other

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Dance
  • Gardening
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
Academic Chess Visual Art Dance Camp; Movement Studio Art Ribbon Dance, Art in Action, Guitar and other Instrumental Music

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Computer lab
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Project-based learning
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Technology teacher
  • Tutoring in school
  • Other