More about this school

  • School Type

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

    730
  • Principal

    • Gloria Choy
  • Assistant Principal

    • Lisa Kwong
  • Hours

    Mo: 8:40 am-2:40 pm
    Tu: 8:40 am-2:15 pm
    We - Fr: 8:40 am-2:40 pm
  • School Tour

    9:00 a.m. Tuesdays (October to April). Please call our school office at (415)291-7921 to set an appointment.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Chinatown
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

    490
Overview
  • About Gordon J. Lau Elementary School

    Gordon J. Lau will continue its longstanding tradition of advocacy and service in the Chinatown community, offering all students a relevant, standards-aligned curriculum that challenges them to think, question, and prepare for success in middle school and beyond. Being in the heart of Chinatown, we are proud to be first to welcome newcomers and English Learner families as they transition into a new culture. Parents enroll in our school because the majority of staff speak multiple languages. We have a very veteran staff with very little turnover each year. Even though our school is the largest elementary school in the district, we try to meet the needs of every student.

Programs
  • Before School Programs

    Our morning literacy program is a free service for working parents who need to drop off as early as 7:50 a.m.
  • After School Programs

    We have 2 on-site after school programs: Chinatown YMCA and Commodore Stockton Children Center. Other neighborhood after school programs also pick up from our school: Cameron House, Salvation Army, etc. On-site after-school program: 2:40 to 6:00 p.m., grades K-5. Includes activities such as tutoring, arts, or field trips.
  • Language Programs

    • Cantonese Biliteracy Pathway
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Technology teacher
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Performing arts
    • Theater
    • Visual arts
    • Arts residency
    • Dance
    • Drumming
    • Gymnastics
    AIM program, symphony
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
    • Mentoring
    • Therapist
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Contact Info
  • Address

    950 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108
  • Phone Number

    415-291-7921
  • Fax Number

    415-291-7952
  • Email

    sch490@sfusd.edu
  • Website

Gordon J. Lau Elementary School

Grades PreK-5

950 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Get directions

8:40 a.m. - MWThF 2:40 p.m.; T 2:15 p.m.