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Francisco Middle School

School code number: 546
Grade level: 6-8
Hours: 8:55 a.m. - 3:29 p.m.

2190 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415-291-7900
Fax: 415-291-7910
School Loop:
Principal: Patrick West; Assistant Principal Eric Leung

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Discover This School

Francisco Middle School, located in the heart of the Chinatown-North Beach community, has a rich tradition of delivering a strong academic curriculum to our diverse student population. We involve our students in meaningful school experiences that promote the joy of learning while addressing students' individual needs. Our school believes that all students should have access to an appropriate and quality education that prepares them to be high functioning members of the community. We believe that personal relationships between staff and students, and student to student are essential to student achievement. Students tell us they are the most engaged when they feel a connection with their teachers and can work with their peers. We believe that achievement is not an end result, but a process of continuous improvement, and that struggle, mistakes, and effort are necessary for growth. We offer a network-ready computer lab, library media center, and computers in every classroom.

Our Intercambio classes pair Newcomer and English Learner classes with General Education classes to help break down social barriers and engage in community-building activities. Through support of GEAR UP and Asian American Community Education programs, Francisco promotes a college/career-going culture and expectations for students and families. All grade levels participate in an all-day College Day that includes college informational games and activities during lunch periods.

Francisco Connection is a collaboration of numerous community partnerships providing free services to Francisco Middle School students and families. Some of these services include counseling, mentoring, case management, and lunchtime activities. The Expanded Learning Program provides academic tutoring and enrichment activities for all students after school. For the families we serve, keeping our promises means maintaining strong communication ties with our students and families, and personalizing learning so that students and families feel heard, understood, and supported.

This school is fed by:

Chinese Education Center, Chin ES, Garfield ES, Parker ES, Tenderloin ES, Yick Wo ES

School Tours

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Afterschool programs

  • Beacon Program 3:30- 6:30 p.m., M-F
  • AACE Tutorial, 3:30-5:30 p.m., M-Th

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Separate classes with a focus on services for emotional disturbance
  • Mild/moderate separate classes
  • Moderate/severe separate classes (autism)

Language Programs

  • Cantonese

English Plus Pathway, Newcomer Pathway (Cantonese 6-8), Secondary Dual Language Pathway (Cantonese 6-8)

Student Support Programs

Achieve 3000, strategic language, arts/math classes, tutoring and mentoring programs


Baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, track

Arts and Enrichment

Multicultural events, talent show, winter and spring music concerts

School Day Academic Enrichment

Honors classes, orchestra, piano, peer resources, journalism, art, outdoor education, lunch/after-school clubs