About Us - Jose Ortega ES

School Details

Our School

Jose Ortega Elementary School is one of San Francisco’s best-kept secrets. Our talented, energetic teachers use activity-based instruction to challenge students to reach high academic standards in literacy, math, and science. We integrate the arts, English language development, technology, and science into each classroom’s core curriculum.

Mission Statement

Jose Ortega Elementary School (JOES), a school community with a culturally diverse population, providing a rich, stimulating educational experience that challenges all students to reach their full potential. 

Our Strengths

  • Robust science curriculum featuring weekly hands-on experiments
  • Reading and Writing Workshop programs
  • Curriculum-linked field trips
  • Culturally diverse student population
  • Computers in every classroom
  • Student Leadership / Student Council Program
  • Green Team recycling club
  • Traveling kickball program and cheerleading
  • Nutrition and physical education program
  • Active parent community supporting our children

Principal: Mr. Ben Klaus

Grades: PreK through 5th

Contact: Phone: (415) 469-4726; Fax: (415) 584-7972; E-mail:pta@joseortegaschool.org

Tours: An appointment is necessary, tours are held in the Fall and Winter on select Thursdays. Please click here to sign up!    

Address: 400 Sargent Street (zip: 94132) in the Ocean View/Merced Heights/Ingleside (OMI) neighborhood. Convenient to I-280 and Junipero Serra Blvd, the Muni 29-line at Head St., and the Muni M-line at Arch Street. View Larger Map

Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Dress Code: Navy Blue Sweaters, Navy Blue Pants (No Jeans), Navy Blue Jumpers, Navy/Light Blue/White Polos or Blouses, and White or Blue Socks.  See Fundraising page to find out how to support the school while uniform shopping.

Transportation: SFUSD buses available inside assignment area.

After School Program: On site after school program run by Stonestown YMCA for grades K through 5.

Jose Ortega Elementary School Song:

It’s Jose Ortega on the hill we love,
The ocean to the west and the sky above.
Learning together, working hard to be
A caring community for you and me.
Here at Ortega each of us can be
The greatest student you will ever see.
Our teachers will help us and our friends will, too.
Be a friend to me, I’ll be a friend to you.

This page was last updated on October 29, 2020