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Jean Parker Elementary School

School code number: 638
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

840 Broadway Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Phone: 415-291-7990
Fax: 415-291-7996
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Principal: Wesley Tang

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Discover This School

Jean Parker Elementary School's goal is to educate the whole child through our supportive and nurturing learning environment. Our three story building is located in the Chinatown/North Beach area and houses 15 bright classrooms, a computer lab, a library, a beautiful multipurpose room and three play yards. Our staff is knowledgeable in the most innovative learning programs, with access to cutting edge resources and relevant and challenging curriculum that creates inquisitive and joyful, life-long learners. The staff is committed to adapting teaching practices to reach multiple aptitudes and learning styles. Jean Parker creates a caring and supportive community by personalizing instruction for all students. At Jean Parker we are committed to empower parents to participate in their child's education. We provide culturally appropriate parent information (i.e. standards available in Chinese) and have an open door policy to ensure the best services for their children.

Our belief is that a well-rounded student has access to a robust, balanced curriculum that includes the arts as well as physical movement programs. Currently all students participate in physical movement programs that include dance and gymnastics through the AcroSports as well as the Chinatown YMCA physical movement program. Students also participate in a variety of performance and visual arts. These programs enrich oral language acquisition through music and drama. Students and families also have access to emotional support through a Learning Support Counselor and the Chinatown Children's Development Center. Additional programs include Visual Thinking Strategies, Artist in Residence, Stegal Movement, Inclusion Program, Adventures In Music Program with the San Francisco Symphony, Choral and Instrumental Music, Poetry, Leapfrog School House, and Chinese Bilingual instruction (available K-3 only).

This school feeds into:

Francisco Middle School

School Tours

Daily. Please call (415) 291-7990 for an appointment.


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Afterschool programs

2:40-5:45 PM: Daily snacks, homework support and enrichment activities. There is also a private afterschool program which picks up students daily and together they walk half a block away off site.

SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time 
Program: K-5th grade, 2:30PM-6:00PM, 8:00AM-6:00PM (Spring Break & Summer), (415) 291-7967.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Cantonese
English Plus Pathway, Elementary Biliteracy Pathway (Cantonese K-4, grade 5 will be added in SY 2015-16)

Student Support Programs

Student Assistance Program (SAP), Student Attendance Review Team (SART), student of the week awards, speech therapy, learning support professional, school psychologist, district librarian


Acrobatics program (AcroSports), team sports, and Physical Movements (YMCA). Stegel Movement for grades K-2.

Arts and Enrichment

Artist-in-residence, instrumental music adventures in music chorus

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Poetry teacher field trips: average 10 per grade level per year
  • Interactive boards in classrooms
  • Business partnership with Salesforce
  • One-on-one reading partner
  • Computer lab: weekly
  • Cross-age reading buddies
  • Team teaching