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Mural at Francis Scott Key ES

Key, Francis Scott Elementary School

School code number: 544
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

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

The Francis Scott Key staff and community are committed to developing the necessary skills that enable our students to be successful citizens and life long learners. These skills include the core curriculum areas as well as an understanding and appreciation in the areas of technology, art, music, and physical education. We believe in providing social justice to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to succeed. Our nutrition program universally addresses every child, across cultures, gender, and socio-economic status, building healthy minds and bodies. Our food pantry program provides access to healthy food to all eligible families. Through working with our School Site Council, our warm and friendly school vows to provide quality programs and services to all of our students and parents.

Our school theme is "Building Healthy Minds and Bodies." We provide a variety of opportunities to support this key theme. Each class has 100 minutes of physical education per week. Programs such as Caring School Community, Nutrition Education, Too Good for Drugs, and Too Good for Violence, help children to make healthy choices for their emotional and physical health and well-being. We offer many related arts choices as well. Little Kids Rock provides children with music instruments and lessons that feature their favorite styles of music. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Lily Cai Ribbon Dance Company and learn the classical and contemporary dances of China. Our arts program also includes arts education, artists in residence, chorus, instrumental music program, taiko drumming, and lion dance. Additional programs to build healthy minds and bodies, as well as a strong community, include First Tee Golf, school monitors program, traffic safety patrol, student council, May Festival, and the Variety Show.

This school feeds into:

A.P. Giannini Middle School

School Tours

Group Tours are held on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. starting 10/28/2015. Call office @ (415) 759-2811 to schedule 1ndividual Tours.



Before-school programs


Afterschool programs

  • ExCEL After School Program, Grades 2-5; 1:50 - 6:00 p.m.
  • SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: K-5th grade, 1:50PM-5:45PM, 7:45AM-5:45PM (Spring Break & Summer), (415) 759-2811.
  • CYC After School Program, Grades K-1; 1:50 - 6:00 p.m.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Mild/moderate separate classes
  • Moderate/severe separate classes
Moderate/Severe Separate Classes (Grades 3-5)

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway

Student Support Programs

On-site counseling, Imagine Learning Program, Study Island

Arts and Enrichment

Academic Chess Visual Art Dance Camp; Movement Studio Art Ribbon Dance, Art in Action, Guitar and other Instrumental Music

School Day Academic Enrichment

Computer lab, grades K-5