Lakeshore Alternative Elementary School

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  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Matthew Hartford
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Ana Sanchez Balsells
  • 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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  • Neighborhood

  • School Bus

    94124, 94112, 94122, 94134
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

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  • School Code

  • Lakeshore truly represents the diversity of San Francisco. Located directly across the street from Lake Merced, our students and families are able to appreciate the beauty and charm of the area in an urban district. Lowell High School and San Francisco State University are our neighboring schools, with whom we work closely to expand opportunities to ensure all students are academically, socially and emotionally prepared for middle school and beyond.

    Our school vision is to ensure that our students are academically, socially and emotionally prepared for middle and high school when they leave 5th grade. Our students will possess excellent communication and life skills, the ability to communicate effectively and develop positive relationships, be empowered to take on challenges in all aspects of their lives, and to be critical thinkers and problem solvers for the benefit of their communities and families.

    Lakeshore families come from far and wide with a range of experience in schools, speaking many languages and needing a range of social and academic supports. We employ a full time School Social Worker and Elementary Adviser to meet social and behavioral needs of our students. In 2019-20 we will employ a full time teacher as a literacy specialist to serve the academic needs of all students.

  • Before School Programs

    ExCEL: 8am - 9:30am More infomation:
  • After School Programs

    ExCEL after-school program: grades K-5, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mandarin language after-school programs: 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. More infomation:
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate with autism focus
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

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

    • Arts residency
    • Ceramics
    • Cooking or home economics
    • Dance
    • Drumming
    • Gardening
    • Gymnastics
    • Performing arts
    • Writing or poetry
    Studio art, music (grades K-2), SF Ballet (grade 2), SFUSD Elementary Arts Program
  • Student Support Programs

    • Mentoring
    • Social worker
    • Student adviser
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 28%
  • 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


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Lakeshore Alternative Elementary School
TK, K, 1-5
220 Middlefield Drive, San Francisco, 94132
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Mo - Tu: 9:30 am-3:45 pm
We: 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Th - Fr: 9:30 am-3:45 pm