Visitacion Valley Middle School
School code number: 868
Grade Level: 6-8
Hours: 8:22AM - 3:10PM
450 Raymond Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94134
Neighborhood: Visitacion Valley
Phone: (415) 469-4590
Fax: (415) 469-4703
School Loop: visitacion-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Gloria Minjares
Discover this school
The Visitacion Valley Middle School mission is to provide a quality education that prepares students for a fulfilling life in a global society. We provide a fair opportunity for all students to learn and the educational resources for students to be successful. The school, rich in ethnicity and culture, is known nationally for its innovative programs. Teachers and students are assigned to academic families that use a variety of innovative technology, cross-curricular writing programs, and project-based and standards-based instruction throughout the year. We focus on equitable teaching practices and encourage student participation. To our teachers and staff, joyful learning means that each student is able to maximize his/her abilities and be successful in learning through different learning methods.
Our school commits to delivering high quality educational program that addresses individual needs. To do this, we use diverse staff resources and improve student access to high quality programs during the school day and in afterschool programs. We publish a monthly newsletter to keep parents informed, hold workshops, and offer many opportunities for parent communication and involvement. Visitacion Valley Middle School prides itself in its active role in the community by welcoming parents, families, and community partners to participate on all levels of creating a culturally responsive 21st Century Middle School.
This school is fed by elementary schools:
Chinese Education Center, Cleveland ES, El Dorado ES, Guadalupe ES, Longfellow ES, Vis Valley ES
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UniformsBoys: black pants, white shirt, burgundy sweater. Girls: black pants, skirt or jumper, white blouse, burgundy sweater.Also, purple school sweatshirt.
After School ProgramsReal Options for City N87 Kids (R.O.C.K.) Monday - Thursday 3:15; ExCEL program offered free of charge from end of school day until 5-6pm:0; Saturday Field Trips
Special Education Programs
- Designated Instructional Services
- Resource Specialist Program
- Special Day Class/Learning Disabled
- Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed
- Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate-Intensive Language & Learning
Resource Specialist Program, Special Day Class/Learning Disabled (6-8), Special Day Class/Emotionally Disturbed (6-8), Special Day Class/Mild/Moderate-Intensive Language & Learning (6-8), Designated Instructional Services
- All Newcomer Languages
English Plus Pathway, Newcomer Pathway (All Newcomer Languages 6-8)
Opportunities for Parental Involvement
Visitacion Valley Middle School offers a variety of activities for parent involvement including working on committees of the site council, working on projects with our new PTSA or assisting with our sports and activity groups. We have an active parent advisor who reaches out to the parents to gain cooperation and assistance. We also publish a monthly newsletter to our students and parents.