John Yehall Chin Elementary School

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  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Allen Lee
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 9:30 am-3:45 pm
    We: 9:30 am-2:30 pm
    Th - Fr: 9:30 am-3:45 pm
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  • Uniforms Policy

    White or blue tops; blue bottoms; school t-shirt; school sweatshirt (encouraged)
  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach
  • School Bus

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

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  • School Code

  • About John Yehall Chin Elementary School

    John Yehall Chin parents love our small, welcoming school and the well-rounded education we provide their students. Being efficient and productive are the two attributes that we treasure the most here. We fully realize and accept without angst the importance of state mandated assessments. We believe in creating a learning environment that fosters caring and innovation so that our students are thirsting to transform our world. Our teachers possess a deep knowledge of their content areas and current research on human development to effectively teach all learners. We believe in using technology, as well as maintaining the all-important human touch, to communicate clearly and frequently with families.

    Monthly programs such as the School Spirit Store, and weekly programs such as the School Pride Tickets, and the Lily Cai Chinese Cultural Dance Program are just some of the unique opportunities that our students and families all love.


    NOTE:  The schedule is subject to changes & adaptations based on the needs of our students & staff...


    SY 22 – 23 JYC Daily Schedule

    *** = Music will play.

    Lower Grades (K – 2nd Gr.)

    9:30am*** – 10:25am                        CLASS

    10:25am – 10:40am***                      MORNING RECESS

    10:40am – 12:00pm                            CLASS

    12:00pm – 12:20pm***                      NOON RECESS

    12:20pm – 12:50pm***                      LUNCH

    12:50pm – 2:10pm                              CLASS


    2:10pm – 2:25pm***                          AFTERNOON RECESS (M, Tu, Th, & F)

    2:25pm – 3:45pm***                          CLASS (M, Tu, Th, & F)

    3:45pm – 4:00pm                                AFTERNOON PREP (M, Tu, Th, & F)


    2:10pm – 2:30pm***                          CLASS (W)

    2:30pm – 4:00pm                                Meetings & Professional Developments (W)


    Upper Grades (3rd – 5th Gr.)

    9:30am*** – 10:45am                        CLASS

    10:45am – 11:00am***                      MORNING RECESS

    11:00am – 12:20pm                            CLASS

    12:20pm – 12:50pm***                      NOON RECESS (students) & LUNCH/PREP (teachers)

    12:50pm – 1:10pm***                        LUNCH (students) & LUNCH/PREP (teachers)


    1:10pm – 3:45pm***                          CLASS (M, Tu, Th, & F)

    3:45pm – 4:00pm                                AFTERNOON PREP (M, Tu, Th, & F)


    1:10pm – 2:30pm***                          CLASS (W)

    2:30pm – 4:00pm                                Meetings & Professional Developments (W)







  • After School Programs

    Hours: Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri 3:30pm - 6:30pm, Wednesday:2:30pm-6:00pm
    Contact: Jolene Ding-
    Fee based (fee amount based on qualifications); run by the Chinatown YMCA here on site at JYC; students receive help with homework and participate in recreational and enrichment activities
  • Language Programs

    • Cantonese Biliteracy Program
    Our Cantonese Biliteracy Program is from K - 2nd Grade only.
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Computer lab
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Library
    • Project-based learning
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Arts residency
    • Choir
    • Dance
    • Drumming
    • Guitar
    • Instrumental music
    • Music program
    • Performing arts
    • SF Ballet program
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Teachers
    • Visual arts
    LEAP...imagination in learning (in winter semester); San Francisco Ballet (in early spring semester); Lily Cai Chinese Cultural Dance (Tuesdays); VAPA Music; VAPA Dance
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
    • Student adviser
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 12%
  • 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

    350 Broadway, San Francisco, CA, 94133
  • Phone Number

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John Yehall Chin Elementary School

Grades K-5

350 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

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9:30am - 3:30pm --> M, Tu, Th, & F; 9:30am - 2:30pm --> W