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John Muir Elementary School

School code number: 650
Grade level: PreK-5
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. expect Thursdays at 1:40 p.m.

380 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117
Neighborhood: Western Addition
Phone: 415-241-6335
Fax: 415-431-9938
Principal: Shawn J. Mansager

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Discover This School

The mission of John Muir Elementary School is to create an environment where learners are empowered to excel academically, build character, and affirm cultural and linguistic diversity while fostering a connection with our global community. We want our students to be excited to come to school and engaged daily in rich, rigorous, relevant learning experiences. We encourage all students to make and sustain constructive personal choices, set academic goals, and do their best work. Every day at John Muir, we support multi-culturally diverse, relevant learning experiences. We provide all students at Muir with an equal opportunity to succeed and achieve at their maximum potential. We provide bilingual education for our English Language Learners and Academic English Language Development for our native speakers. To us, it's important that students have a safe learning environment where they can take risks in order to learn.

To keep our promises to students and families, we maintain a safe and welcoming school environment, provide a supportive school climate that is accepting of diversity, and encourage participation by and communication with our families and the larger neighborhood community. We have a network of comprehensive support services at John Muir with Parent Teacher Association and community organizations. Families are an important part of our school community, and are always invited to events, including parent workshops and achievement celebrations.

This school feeds into:

James Lick Middle School

School Tours

Parent liaison hosts school tours on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Please call for an appointment. Identification is required on the day of the tour.


White or burgundy polo shirt; navy blue pants, skirt or jumper; blue or burgundy sweater

Before-school programs

Before-school care is provided for a nominal fee by the Beacon Program.  Call 415-749-2714 for more information.

Afterschool programs

Onsite afterschool care for K-5 students offered through Beacon Community YMCA at no cost. Call 415-749-2714 for more information.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Spanish
English Plus Pathway, Elementary Biliteracy Pathway (Spanish K-5)

Student Support Programs

OMEGA Program Beacon Western Edition

Arts and Enrichment

Visiual and performing arts, Stagewrite, performing arts workshop

School Day Academic Enrichment

Computer lab, gardening, music, dance, PE