More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

    225
  • Principal

    • Jennifer Sethasang
  • Hours

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

    Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m. by appointment only. First Wednesday of the Month is reserved for Special Day Class tours. Please call at least 24 hours in advanced to schedule.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

    562
Overview
  • About Garfield Elementary School

    The Garfield school vision is that every child will develop positive self-esteem; be a life-long learner; achieve academic, personal and vocational success at all stages of life; and have a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility. We believe that equity means meeting each student's needs, as well as recognizing and supporting student success at all levels. We promote social justice among our students by creating a safe environment where students feel comfortable to share thoughts and feelings. To help students develop the courage to do what is right, we read justice-themed books and honor and respect different points of view.

    Our teachers make learning fun through the use of games, songs, and special projects. School-wide events, such as holiday and multicultural performances, and assemblies that recognize student achievement, create a strong community that builds students' confidence. We believe in strong, frequent, and meaningful communication with families. Avenues of communication include weekly bulletins, classroom newsletters, and weekly Student Success Team meetings to help parents develop strategies for improving attendance and academic achievement.

Programs
  • After School Programs

    Garfield afterschool program: 1:50 to 6:00 p.m., grades K to 5. Scholarship and sliding-scale fee-based. Includes homework support, snacks, and enrichment activities/sports/clubs.
  • Language Programs

    • Cantonese Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate with autism focus
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Technology teacher
    • Tutoring in school
    • Computer carts
    • Computer lab
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Performing arts
    • Theater
    • Visual arts
    • Arts residency
    • Choir
    • Dance
    Community-based organization: Leap... Imagination in Learning once to twice weekly, visual arts teacher bi-weekly, SF Symphony
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
School Data
  • 2017-2018 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 Score Card (BSC)

    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 Scorecard (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

Garfield Elementary School

Grades K-5

940 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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