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Jefferson Elementary School

School code number: 644
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

1725 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA, 94122
Neighborhood: Inner Sunset
Phone: 415-759-2821
Fax: 415-759-2806
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Principal: Kimberly Adams

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Jefferson Elementary School's mission is to promote the development of the whole child intellectually, physically and emotionally in a learning environment that is focused on engaging, high-achieving, and joyful learners. We make social justice a reality and keep our promises to students and families. Jefferson is an extraordinary place to learn, having all the necessary components of an outstanding school: great students, wonderful families, and an experienced and dedicated staff committed to nurturing children into becoming life-long learners and teaching them all that they need to be successful citizens in the 21st century. Our staff sets a standard of respect through leading by example. We believe in keeping communication open between parents and teachers. Students receive a rigorous, standards-based academic program infused with a unique visual and performing arts program. Our Caring School Community program helps to further support the social and emotional success of all of our students.

We offer many special programs at Jefferson. On Author's Day, authors around the Bay Area come to Jefferson to read the books they have written. The children truly enjoy meeting and speaking with the authors, which inspires children to write stories of their own, learn about the writing process, and take pride in their own writing and stories. Family Math Night and Family Science Night are teacher-sponsored events at Jefferson that involve parent and child cooperative learning. These enjoyable hands-on events enable parents, students, and the community to engage in enrichment programs that further develop mathematical skills and scientific inquiry. Through the Art Works Program, parents are trained by an artist to teach an art project in the classrooms.

This school feeds into:

A.P. Giannini Middle School

School Tours

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Before-school programs

7:45 to 8:40 a.m.

Afterschool programs

SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: K-5th grade, 2:40PM-5:45PM, 7:45AM-5:45PM (Spring Break & Summer), (415) 759-2795. Various enrichment activities. 

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Mild/moderate separate classes (autism)

Language Programs

English Plus Pathway

Student Support Programs

Learning support specialist

Arts and Enrichment

Drama, visual arts, ceramics, dance, poetry, Adventures in Music program, San Francisco Opera School Partnership program

School Day Academic Enrichment

Field trips, overnight field trips for environmental education, Education Outside.