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Rosa Parks Elementary School

School code number: 786
Grade level: PreK-5
Hours: -

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
Principal: Darren Kawaii
School bus from zip codes: 94124, 94102, 94121, 94115

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Rosa Parks Elementary integrates three distinctive program strands - General Education (GE) with STEAM focus, 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, and the Raphael Weill After-school program. Rosa Parks has a Parent Teacher Association focused on enhancing academic opportunities and resources and fostering a shared community culture of caring.

The 2009 Ecozone "Green My Schoolyard" grant allowed us to remake the courtyard into an outdoor classroom, to add solar panels, eco-friendly paint, and ecofriendly lighting. Other additions: a chicken coop, chickens and a water catchment system.

Partnerships with the UCSF Pharmacy School, Dr. Anthony Brown, and community organizations provide us with hands on science, jazz history walks, movement, tutors, and so much more.

This school feeds into:

Presidio Middle School


Navy blue or white collared shirt and navy blue bottoms (pants, skirts, skorts, shorts). Also acceptable are any Rosa Parks t-shirts.

School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Afterschool programs

ExCEL is offered on site through the Buchanan YMCA. Their program includes homework help, outdoor play, athletics and clubs. Raphael Weill offers Out of School Time (OST) with homework help as a focus. Many off site programs serve our families needs for afterschool programming.

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate

Language Programs

  • Japanese Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Pathway

Student Support Programs

  • Mentoring
  • Family liaison
  • Student adviser
  • Social worker
  • Other

Arts Enrichment

  • Dance
  • Jazz
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Other
  • 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

  • Computer carts
  • Computer lab
  • Education Outside
  • Playworks
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Tutoring in school
  • Other