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Hillcrest Elementary School

School code number: 614
Grade level: K-5
Hours: -

810 Silver Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94134
Neighborhood: Excelsior
Phone: 415-469-4722
Fax: 415-469-4067
Principal: Katerina Palomares
School bus from zip codes: 94124, 94134

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Discover This School

A look at Hillcrest ES

At Hillcrest Elementary, we expect all students to achieve. Hillcrest provides four different standards-based instructional programs to meet the needs of its very diverse student population (Spanish bilingual, Cantonese bilingual, English Language Development, Speech and Language, and Resource Specialist Programs). Integrating students between classrooms allows our children to benefit from our rich linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity. As part of our assessment system, students create portfolios by reflecting on their accomplishments and highlighting a variety of their work. Students in the 3rd, 4th & 5th grades present what they have learned during the year to a panel of staff, parents, and peers. We believe that by fostering healthy relationships between home and school we can create a learning environment where every student can reach their potential and where every family can play a role in their success.

At Hillcrest, every classroom features learning activities that are rigorous, relevant, and relational. In practical terms, it is our hope that students are given meaningful learning activities that are connected to their experiences, interests, inclinations, culture and collaborative spirit. Students are to engage in learning that develops their academic, intellectual and social growth.

This school feeds into:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

School Tours

Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m., hosted by family liaisons.  Please call to schedule.  Spanish and Cantonese interpretation available.


Optional - any white-collared shirt and navy blue bottom.

School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

Language Programs

  • Cantonese Biliteracy Pathway
  • Spanish Biliteracy Pathway

Arts Enrichment

Dance and visual arts

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer lab
  • Student portfolios