Jose Ortega Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Benjamin Klaus
  • 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

      • MTThF 7:45am-2:05pm
      • W 8:50am-12:50pm
  • School Tour

    9 a.m. on Tuesdays from October to January. An appointment is necessary; please call the office so we can arrange a parent tour guide to show you the school. Also, please let us know if a translator is required.

  • Uniforms Policy

    Navy blue cardigans/sweat jackets, navy blue pants (no jeans), navy blue jumpers, navy blue, light blue or white collared shirts or blouses, and white or blue socks.
  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Ocean View
  • School Bus

    94117, 94122, 94124, 94132, 94134
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

  • About Jose Ortega Elementary School

    Jose Ortega Elementary School, a culturally diverse school, provides a rich, stimulating program that challenges all students to reach their fullest potential. Teachers use a variety of instructional strategies to fit the needs of all students. Students, parents, and staff work cooperatively to sustain a positive school climate. We strive to communicate honestly with parents in a culture of service. There are numerous opportunities for parent involvement in school activities such as Family Nights, the Greening Team, UMOJA Cultural Day, Lunar New Year Events and Dia De Los Muertos.

    We offer many programs to accommodate all of our students. Our Mandarin Immersion program helps students develop Mandarin language skills. Our Full Inclusion, RSP and Speech programs ensure that children in Special Education have their Individual Education Plans met. Our Special Day Pre-K Program provides a structured curriculum for 3, 4, and 5 year olds that qualify for the mild/moderate program. We believe that a high and equitable level of student achievement can be achieved by having easy access to mental health services.

    Many opportunities augment the academic curriculum at Ortega. Students receive 100 minutes of physical education weekly. Our community garden and our greening projects are connected with science education. The Stonestown YMCA runs an onsite afterschool program that provides a nurturing environment for our students. Additional programs offered at Ortega include social awareness programs (penny and can drives), performance opportunities, kickball and cheerleading teams, Ocean's week, and the 5th grade camping trip.

  • Before School Programs

    Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 8:15 AM.
  • After School Programs

    Mon-Fri, 1:50 to 6:00 PM. Umoja After School Program K-5 provides students with a variety of fun activities, field trips, and healthy snacks under the care of professionally trained YMCA employees at the school. $230-$428/month or ExCEL program at no cost.
  • Language Programs

    • Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • PreK Special Day Class
    • Resource Specialist Program Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Science lab
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Arts residency
    • Ceramics
    • Gardening
    • Instrumental music
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    • Writing or poetry
    Visual and performing arts (grades PreK-5)
    Instrumental music (grades 4-5)
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
    • Mentoring
    • Family liaison
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 19.00%
Contact Info
  • Address

    400 Sargent Street, San Francisco, CA, 94132
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email
  • Website

Jose Ortega Elementary School

Grades PreK-5

400 Sargent Street, San Francisco, CA 94132

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7:50 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.