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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
Principal: Dr. Kim Gilmore

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Discover This School

Jefferson Elementary is a large school with a small school feel. Jefferson's unique location allows for dynamic partnerships with the greater community and the enhancement of educational opportunities for both students and teachers. The teachers and staff at Jefferson are curious learners who are passionate about delivering meaningful and authentic learning. Students come to Jefferson with a range of talents and interests that are enhanced by the numerous educational programs and Jefferson traditions. The Arts and Sciences are key strengths that directly impact student success, as well as peer mentoring and buddy programs. With a diverse student population, Jefferson takes a holistic approach and continuously focuses on differentiating instruction that meets the needs of each student. Students leave Jefferson as well-rounded citizens with skills to visualize and create a future of success for themselves and their community.

This school feeds into:

A.P. Giannini Middle School

School Tours

Most Fridays 9a.m. Oct to Jan.

Tours are held October through January.




School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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. 

Student Support Programs

  • Social worker

Arts Enrichment

  • Arts residency
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Gardening
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts

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

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Computer carts
  • Education Outside
  • Playworks
  • Project-based learning