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Monroe Elementary School

School code number: 729
Grade level: K-5
Hours: 8:25 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

260 Madrid Street, San Francisco, CA, 94112
Neighborhood: Excelsior
Phone: 415-469-4736
Fax: 415-469-4070
Website: monroeelementaryschool.org
School Loop: monroe-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Benjamin Salas-Velasco

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Monroe is a diverse school located in the Excelsior district that hosts three language programs serving children from many linguistic backgrounds around the city. We offer an English Language Development, a Chinese Bilingual, and a Spanish Immersion program. At Monroe, making social justice a reality means that Monroe is a safe place where students, parents, and teachers are engaged in open, honest discussions about the academic progress and the emotional well-being of our students, as well as our shared vision of success for Monroe's students. Our goal is to provide all students with a well rounded, nurturing, academic education that allows them to be safe and successful at Monroe and in their future academic endeavors. The Chinese and Spanish programs also allow students to become bilingual and biliterate in a second language (Chinese, Spanish, and/or English). Monroe is focused on providing high quality teaching and learning for historically underserved populations and works hard to ensure academic equity for the various populations enrolled at Monroe school.

At Monroe, teachers know their students and base their lessons on students' strengths, needs and interests. They don't just know students' names, but their learning preferences, the knowledge they bring to each task and their families' backgrounds and cultures. We believe that our job is to ensure that all students develop high academic vocabulary and standards based skills, are able to navigate complex social situations and embrace the diversity of their community. We believe that educational success is the collective responsibility of students, teachers, school staff, and families. Monroe students are the students of all staff, not just their classroom teacher. We keep our promises to our community through the variety of committees and cross-cultural opportunities that are open to families, including movie nights and a Fall Fun Festival.

This school feeds into:

Herbert Hoover Middle School

School Tours

Tuesday or Wednesday at 8:45 am. 
Please go to http://monroeelementaryschool.org/ to find tour dates and sign up.

Uniforms

Monday to Thursday: white collared shirt or blouse; navy blue pants, skirt, shorts or jumper; navy blue sweater or sweatshirt; black closed-toed shoes. Friday: free dress.

Before-School Programs

Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria and yard supervision from 8:10 a.m.

Afterschool Programs

After-school programs run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and include:

  • ExCEL Program K-5
  • Small group tutoring for grades 3 and up with Monroe teachers
  • Private daycare with pick up (including Boys and Girls Club and Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 Community School)
  • Excelsior Playground Rec Connect (YMCA)
  • SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time 
    Program: Excelsior @ Monroe, K-5th grade, 2:30PM-5:30PM, 7:30AM-5:30PM (Spring Break & Summer), (415) 469-4771.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Cantonese
  • Spanish

English Plus Pathway, Elementary Dual Language Immersion Pathway (Spanish K-5), Elementary Biliteracy Pathway (Cantonese K-5)

Student Support Programs

Literacy specialist/ELD specialist (grades 4-5), reading recovery and Descubriendo la lectura (first grade), afterschool intervention programs.

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Poetry Inside Out (grades 3-5)
  • Baile Folklorico (grades K-5)
  • Chinese drumming (grades K-5)
  • Visual arts (grades K-5)
  • Computers (grades K-5)
  • Sports for Kids (grades K-5)

Additional Info

Site support sub, full-time social worker, part-time nurse, Chinese- and Spanish-speaking secretaries and parent liaisons, active PTA, SSC, ELAC, food bank program.