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Rosa Parks Elementary School

School code number: 786
Grade level: PreK-5
Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

1501 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115
(PreK is hosted at Raphael Weill Early Education School)
Neighborhood: Western Addition
Phone: 415-749-3519
Fax: 415-749-3610
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Principal: Paul Jacobsen

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Rosa Parks Elementary integrates three distinctive program strands - general education (GE), special education (SpEd), and the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP) -  into a vibrant and unified academic community with shared values of success for all students. In keeping with the SFUSD Strategic Plan, Rosa Parks is committed to ensuring students equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Engaging high achieving and joyful learners at Rosa Parks means that teachers work with each student's strengths, that students cooperate in project-based activities, and that learning is culturally relevant. Our dedicated teachers respond to students' diverse learning styles. They offer opportunities to learn outside of the classroom through performing arts and field trips. An outdoor classroom, outdoor kitchen and two hands-on gardens have transformed the schoolyard into outdoor learning areas and created green oases of nature for our school and community.

Afterschool programs offered on campus include ExCEL, guitar practice, academic chess, and Raphael Weill After-school Childcare. Rosa Parks has a Parent Teacher Association focused on enhancing academic opportunities and resources and fostering a shared community culture of caring.

This school feeds into:

Presidio Middle School

School Tours

Tour schedule varies. Please contact the office at 415-749-3519.


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Afterschool Programs

ExCEL, 1:50 to 5:30 p.m., for grades K-5

SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: Raphael Weill, Pre-K & K-5th grade, 7:30AM-5:30PM, (415) 749-3548.

Special Education Programs

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

Language Programs

  • Japanese

English Plus Pathway, Foreign Language in Elementary School (Japanese K-5)

Student Support Programs

LSP, resource specialist program, paraprofessionals, student advisor, parent liaison, restorative practices demonstration school, conflict managers

Arts and Enrichment

  • Visual and performing arts (grades K- 2)
  • SF Ballet (2nd grade)
  • Music (grades K-2)
  • Instrumental (grades 4-5)
  • Jazz residency (3rd grade)
  • PAW/Nagata dance (grades K-3)
  • Capoeira (4th grade)
  • Hip hop (5th grade)

School Day Academic Enrichment

Science Enrichment w/UCSF Pharmacy, Partnerships, Tutoring, Reading Partners, Experience Corp, JCL, SF State, SF Ed Fund; Family and Neighborhood Volunteers, outside agencies, Gardening & Nutrition; SFRBI, AEMP, LLI (Literacy Intervention)

Additional Info

Winner of 2009 Ecozone "Green My Schoolyard" grant. Courtyard redone to become an outdoor classroom, solar panels, eco-friendly paint, ecofriendly lighting. Additional greening projects turned outdoor areas into an outdoor kitchen and two hands-on gardens, one with a chicken coop and, soon to arrive, chickens!

Partnership with the UCSF Pharmacy School, brings in Pharmacy School students  - the Science Squad - to work with 4th and 5th graders on hands-on science lessons, culminating in 5th grade’s annual Science and Health Fair presentations.

A jazz residency with Dr. Anthony Brown brings jazz, history and spoken word projects to 3rd graders with plans to expand to more grades.

A family-grant-funded a mural project for the lower yard and the upper courtyard. This year's project will by a mosaic project to not only beautify the school, but to raise funds to continue the work in our gardens.