Gordon J. Lau Elementary School 劉貴明小學

More about this school

  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Gloria Choy
  • Assistant Principal

    • Lisa Kwong
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-2:55 pm
    We: 8:40 am-1:40 pm
    Th - Fr: 8:40 am-2:55 pm

    All elementary schools have early dismissal on Wednesdays.

    • PreK

      • MTThF 8:40am-2:55pm
      • W 8:40am-1:40pm
  • 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

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

  • About Gordon J. Lau Elementary School 劉貴明小學

    Gordon J. Lau continues 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.

  • Before School Programs

    We provide morning care for working parents who need to drop off as early as 7:50 a.m. Space is limited. Interested parents must register their child with the school office.
  • 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: 2:55 to 6:00 p.m., grades K-5. Includes activities such as tutoring, arts, or field trips.
  • Language Programs

    • Cantonese Biliteracy Program
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

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

    • Arts residency
    • Dance
    • Drumming
    • Gymnastics
    • Performing arts
    • Theater
    • Visual arts
    AIM program, SF Symphony, Acrosports, SFartsED, Purple Silk
  • Student Support Programs

    • Mentoring
    • Social worker
    • Therapist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 27.00%
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 2018-2019 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

  • Fax Number

  • Email

  • 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.