Lafayette Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Jacob Hodgson
  • Assistant Principal

    • Craig Berger
  • Hours

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

    Hosted by the principal from October through January, Wednesdays from 8:30 to 10:00 AM. By appointment only . Please call to schedule escorted visits. Your picture ID will be kept during time of visit, and sign-in and badges are required.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Outer Richmond
  • School Bus

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

  • About Lafayette Elementary School

    Lafayette School provides a comprehensive curriculum that stresses academic excellence for our diverse student population. We are a neighborhood school in the Outer Richmond area serving the community since 1927. In addition to general education students, there are students representing 23 language groups as well as students with special needs. We are also one of the magnet schools for pre-k through fifth grade hearing impaired students.

    Our mission is to develop joyful learners by providing them with support, encouragement, and challenges. We seek to inspire all students to become better individuals in life. We set high standards and strive to help our students become responsible and respectful citizens. We invite and encourage families in our school community to work together to make Lafayette a safe, nurturing, and successful learning environment for all. We also maintain high expectations of staff and families and seek to continually communicate our successes and challenges to create an outstanding educational community for our students.

    Teachers at Lafayette employ a multicultural curriculum that celebrates and honors the rich ethnic and cultural heritage that is representative of our student population and of the greater community in which we live. School wide programs that honor our diversity include Multicultural Night, Lunar New Year Lion Dance, and Black History Month. We value the involvement of parents and families in our school. The Parent Teacher Association sponsors school wide activities to support student learning, build community and create joy. These activities include the Reflections Art Contest,  Halloween Carnival, Spell-a-Thon, Book Fair, School Musical, Silent Auction and the End-of-Year Picnic.

  • After School Programs

    RDNC after-school learning program: grades K-5, 1:50 to 6:00 p.m., limited space YMCA after school program: fee-based, grades K-5, 1:50 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Deaf and hard of hearing (auditory/oral)
    Separate classes with a focus on services for deafness and hearing impairment: PreK to 5 (auditory/oral)
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Education Outside
    • Library
    • Outdoor education program
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Arts residency
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Gardening
    • Instrumental music
    • Nagata dance
    • Performing arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Teachers
    Lafayette has a strong visual and performing arts focus.
  • Student Support Programs

    • Student adviser
    • Speech pathologist
    • Social worker
    • Mentoring
    • Therapist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 15.00%
  • 2018-2019 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.
  • 2019-2020 School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information about each public school.
  • 2018-2020 School Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2018-2019 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.
Contact Info

Lafayette Elementary School

Grades PreK-5

4545 Anza Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

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