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Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academic Elementary School

School code number: 505
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

4235 19th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114
Neighborhood: Castro/Upper Market
Phone: 415-241-6276
Fax: 415-241-6545
Principal: Ronnie Machado
School bus from zip codes: 94110, 94124, 94134

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Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy is a small school in the Castro, named after its most famous persona—Harvey Milk! Our mission is to empower student learning by: teaching tolerance and non-violence; celebrating our diversity; achieving academic excellence; building strong home-school community connections; and understanding lessons from the Civil Rights Movement centered on social justice and peace. We are a Model Inclusive School, meaning our students with identified special needs are included and supported within the general education classroom. We support our experienced, high-quality teachers with resources and weekly time to collaborate.

This school feeds into:

Everett Middle School

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Before-school programs

We partner with the Mission YMCA to provide services to our before and after school programs. Their mission is "to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body...building the skills and habits for a healthy life, being empowered to reach their highest potential."

Afterschool programs

  • Embarcadero YMCA, Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 6:30 PM. Cost-based program.
  • ExCEL program, Monday through Friday, end of school until %:00 or 6:00 PM. Free of cost.

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate

Student Support Programs

  • Family liaison
  • Student adviser
  • Social worker
  • Therapist
  • Other

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Ceramics
  • Cooking or home economics
  • Dance
  • Gardening
  • Theater
  • Visual arts
  • Writing or poetry

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Education Outside
  • English literacy interventionist
  • Mission Science Workshop program
  • Technology teacher