Gordon J. Lau Elementary School 劉貴明小學

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More about this school

  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Gloria Choy
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • 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.

    TK follows the regular school schedule

  • School Tour

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


    Sign up for a school tour at sfusd.edu/tours.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

    View menus at sfusd.edu/menus.

  • School Code

  • 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 the 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.

    We have a team of full-time support staff to assist students who need extra help:  ELD teacher, Reading Teacher for K-2, Reading Teacher for 3-5, Math teacher

  • 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, CIBC, Central Chinese School, 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.
    For more information of each program, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14vGTxq40Hs2nV4bQ_SeAZc8rhgmnuc-4coEQ0dZg7JI/edit?usp=sharing.
  • 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

    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    AIM program, SF Symphony, SFartsED, Purple Silk, Nagata Dance
  • Student Support Programs

    • Community relations specialist
    • Family liaison
    • Social worker
    • Speech pathologist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 27%
  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Contact Info
  • Address

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

  • Fax Number

  • Email

  • Website


Map showing the location of the school.
Gordon J. Lau Elementary School 劉貴明小學
TK, K, 1-5
950 Clay Street, San Francisco, 94108
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Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-2:55 pm
We: 8:40 am-1:40 pm
Th - Fr: 8:40 am-2:55 pm