Daniel Webster Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Max Gardner
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
    We: 7:50 am-12:50 pm
    Th - Fr: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
  • School Tour

    Located at 465 Missouri on Potrero Hill, this gem of a school offers a Spanish Dual Immersion Pathway as well as General Education Pathway (English). On the tour, you will meet parents, see classroom teachers in action and meet the principal, Max Gardner.

    We have an active PTA community that supports our special programs and helps to enhance our core curriculum with the addition of programs such as: Play Works for teaching fair play on the school grounds, outdoor education trips for the 4th and 5th grades, Smart Boards in upper grade classrooms, and great after school programs.

    For more information please contact the Daniel Webster office at (415) 695-5787.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Potrero Hill
  • School Bus

    94102, 94107, 94124
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

  • About Daniel Webster Elementary School

    Daniel Webster Elementary School’s mission is to foster a multi-cultural environment by challenging existing inequities, to engage our community in every aspect of learning, and to promote the well-being of all. Daniel Webster is a small, intimate school with both General Education and Spanish Dual-Immersion strands. We are a diverse cultural community that welcomes all families, diverse perspectives, new ideas, and creative solutions to strengthen the learning environment for our students. We work tirelessly to provide all our students with the resources they need to succeed. We have a history of strong parent involvement and parent-led initiatives that support our school programs. We firmly believe that students achieve more when the larger community is involved in their education. We encourage all families to participate in various ways: in the classroom, at school events, in school governance, and at student performances.

    Our teachers and support staff work together across grade levels to devote resources to meet individual students’ specific and unique needs. Our staff works above and beyond to support students with their academics and social emotional development. We believe that all staff, students, and families bring knowledge and valuable experience to our school. One of Daniel Webster’s key strengths is our balanced literacy approach, which fosters high-order critical thinking, authentic literacy experiences, and differentiated instruction. We use a comprehensive approach to literacy, including Teachers College Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, shared reading, interactive writing, and small group instruction. Teachers at Daniel Webster participate in regular professional development to align instructional practices and fine tune our teach moves to meet student’s unique needs. Teachers are supported by on site coaching, regular grade level team meetings, professional development and Lesson Study, which is a structured professional learning opportunity guided by Master Teachers on site.

    As a school, we proactively embrace the intellectual rigor of the common core standards. Students are exposed to a variety of teaching strategies that include whole group, small group, and individualized instruction. Daniel Webster is committed to arts integration across curriculum and content areas, exposing all children to multiple forms of art. Students across grade levels, K-5 engage in visual arts, music, dance, and theater. We are committed to the social-emotional development of all students and provide a comprehensive school-wide investment in Response-To-Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS). We have a school partnership with Seneca, who support and staffs our student Wellness Center. As a school we implement Restorative Practices, PBIS, and mindfulness.

  • Before School Programs

    Before School Care: 8:10-8:40 a.m.
  • After School Programs

    EXCEL/After-School Enrichment Program provides a safe, healthy, nurturing and enrichment environment to for school-aged children from 2:40 to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students participate in enrichment classes that include: Afro/Brazilian Dance, digital sound arts, Tree Frog treks, art, theatre arts, nutrition/gardening. SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: K-5th grade, 2:30-6:00 p.m., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Spring Break & Summer), 415-920-5076.
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Outdoor education program
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Cooking or home economics
    • Dance
    • Performing arts
    • Visual arts
    • Writing or poetry
    Integrated Arts Curriculum: Our students receive a well-rounded arts experience in dance, art and music.
  • Student Support Programs

    • Family liaison
    • Mentoring
    • On-site nurse
    • Social worker
    • Student adviser
    • Therapist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 13%
  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information.

  • School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    School communities gather twice a year to review data and previous actions in order to intentionally plan for the coming months. The School Plan for Student Achievement is the template on which this review and stakeholder engagement process is codified.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 2018-2020 Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
Contact Info
  • Address

    465 Missouri Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email

  • Website

Daniel Webster Elementary School

Grades K-5

465 Missouri Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.