Garfield Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School (K, 1-5)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Rachana Sidhu
  • 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

    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

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  • School Code

  • 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.

  • After School Programs

    Garfield after school program: Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYC) 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

    • Learning Center 50%+ of the day; assigned to GE
    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate with autism focus
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

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

    • Art Class
    • Music program
    Ms. Laurence- SFUSD Arts Teacher
    Leap: Imagination in Learning
    SF Symphony Adventures in Music
    Chinese Opera
  • Student Support Programs

    • Family liaison
    • Instructional coach
    • Social worker
    • Speech pathologist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 16%
  • 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


Garfield Elementary School

Grades K-5

420 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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7:50 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.