Grattan Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Catherine Walter
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
    We: 7:50 am-12:50 pm
    Th - Fr: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
    • PreK

      • M-F 7:45am-5:45pm
  • School Tour

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  • Neighborhood

    Haight Ashbury
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • School Code

  • All teachers at Grattan implement practices that encourage children to view learning with curiosity and joy. We believe in the necessity for a strong, balanced academic program with an affective component. We are committed to the belief that all children are learners and will take personal pride in accomplishments. We are a safe school where small class size is a priority. We value the connection between home and school as part of our school culture. Our community is dedicated to creating a positive, caring learning environment where diversity is celebrated and individual differences are honored. Grattan School exists for children to awaken their unique intellectual gifts, stimulate a moral sense, and strengthen their self-confidence and resiliency.

    At Grattan, we take a unique approach to teaching. We believe that authentic learning will take place with the acquisition of real skills in real context, and that children will engage more freely and learn best if given choice whenever possible—while being allowed to create and tinker frequently. We believe that gym and art are paramount to education as is the need to use the outdoors as a learning environment. We believe that good books across all genres are absolutely necessary to instill a love of reading. We are committed to exploring alternative forms of assessment including progress report narratives, portfolios of authentic work, oral exams, student presentations, and performances. All students participate in daily classroom activities that are integrated and designed to be open-ended and highly engaging.

  • After School Programs

    Grattan After School Program (GASP) is a sliding-scale, tuition-based K-5 program with direct connections to the school day. SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program: PreK only, 7:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m., 415-759-2850.
  • Special Education Programs

    • PreK Special Day Class
    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe with autism focus
    Separate class - Moderate/severe with autism focus for grades PreK-5
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Other
    • Technology or computer lab
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Computers
    • Dance
    • Other
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    Storytelling, Gardening, Upper Grade Music Study, AIM Concerts, Gross Motor Class
  • Student Support Programs

    • Family liaison
    • Instructional coach
    • Mental health consultant
    • Mentoring
    • Social worker
    • Speech pathologist
    • Student adviser
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 9%
  • 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

    165 Grattan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email


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Grattan Elementary School
PreK, K, 1-5
165 Grattan Street, San Francisco, 94117
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Mo - Tu: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
We: 7:50 am-12:50 pm
Th - Fr: 7:50 am-2:05 pm