More about this school

  • School Type

    Early Education, Elementary School, TK-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

    535
  • Principal

    • Sheera Sadja
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 7:50 am-1:50 pm
  • School Tour

    Tuesday at 8 a.m. (sign up online)

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Noe Valley
  • School Bus

    94124, 94110
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

    420
Overview
  • About Alvarado Elementary School

    Alvarado is more than a school; we are a community. We are a School of Languages, a School of Arts, and a School of Cultures and Social Justice. Our mission is to reach and teach the heart and soul of the child through fertile academic and art programs. We rely on our strong belief in community, equity, and the transformative power of education to empower our students to achieve their full potential. Alvarado offers a quality general education as well as an award-winning Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program. We are committed as a community of learners to the academic, social, and emotional growth of every student. We celebrate our diversity and are proud of the warmth in our halls.

    Social justice is embedded in our curriculum and is promoted through assemblies such as Latino Pride, Gay Pride, Spoken Word, and Women's History. In a safe and fair classroom environment, joyful, students thrive on an engaging, challenging yet accessible curriculum. Our teachers employ a variety of meaningful, authentic strategies and activities that address the variety of learning styles of all students. This is accomplished through the use of our arts program to teach across the curriculum. We keep our promises to students and families when we have an open dialogue among all of the members of the community—communicating needs, responsibilities, and results. We actively embrace the cultures and languages of our families through cultural events and encourage parent volunteers of many languages and cultures.

Programs
  • Before School Programs

    Breakfast served daily starting at 7:30 a.m. Fifth grade safety patrol assists with morning drop off. Morning PE and circle time schoolwide for special celebrations and singing.
  • After School Programs

    Alvarado After School is one of SFUSD's largest, most comprehensive after school programs in the city, run by GLO. We offer over 120 scholarships through the Excel program allowing many of our students to attend for free. We also have a wide range of parent-run clubs including art, sewing, running, computer coding, yearbook, photography, foreign language etc.
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
    Separate class - Moderate/severe for K-5
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Computer lab
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Other
    • Outdoor education program
    • Science lab
    • Spanish literacy interventionist
    • Technology teacher
School Data
  • 2018-2019 School Accountability Highlights

    Published annually by SFUSD to provide access to key data points and three-year trends related to student achievement and school culture-climate. The highlights are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Filipino, and Vietnamese.
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information about each public school.
  • 2018-2020 Balanced Score Card (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2017-2018 Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.
Contact Info
  • Address

    625 Douglass Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114
  • Phone Number

    415-695-5695
  • Fax Number

    415-695-5447
  • Website

Alvarado Elementary School

Grades TK-5

625 Douglass Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Get directions

M-F 7:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.