More about this school

  • School Type

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

    530
  • Principal

    • Darren Anthony Kawaii
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 7:50 am-1:50 pm
  • School Tour

    Tours are scheduled for 10/25, 11/1, 11/7 (conducted in Japanese), 11/14, 12/06, and 12/12 at 7:45 am. Meet in the Lower Yard (Ellis Street and Hollis Street gate). Click here to see full schedule and to sign up for school tours.

    On the tours, you will get to observe the morning exercises, meet the Principal, tour the maker lab, gardens, and several classrooms. Current families will be on-hand to answer any questions you have.

  • Uniforms Policy

    Navy blue or white collared shirt and navy blue bottoms (pants, skirts, skorts, shorts). Also acceptable are any Rosa Parks t-shirts.
  • Other Campuses

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Western Addition
  • School Bus

    94124, 94102, 94121, 94115
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

    786
Overview
  • About Rosa Parks Elementary School

    Sign up today for school tours!

    Date Day Event
    10/25/2019 Friday School Tour
    11/01/2019 Friday School Tour
    11/07/2019
    十一月 七日
    Thursday
    木曜日
    Tour Conducted in Japanese
    日本語ツアー
    11/14/2019 Thursday School Tour
    12/06/2019 Friday School Tour
    12/12/2019 Thursday School Tour

    Rosa Parks Elementary integrates three distinctive program strands - STEAM Program, Special Education (SpEd), and the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP) - into a vibrant and unified academic community with shared values of success for all students. In keeping with the SFUSD Strategic Plan, Rosa Parks is committed to ensuring students equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

    Engaging high achieving and joyful learners at Rosa Parks means that teachers work with each student's strengths, that students cooperate in project-based activities, and that learning is culturally relevant. Our dedicated teachers respond to students' diverse learning styles. They offer opportunities to learn outside of the classroom through performing arts and field trips. An outdoor classroom, outdoor kitchen and two hands-on gardens have transformed the schoolyard into outdoor learning areas and created green oases of nature for our school and community.

    Afterschool programs offered on campus include ExCEL, and the Raphael Weill After-school program. Rosa Parks has a Parent Teacher Association focused on enhancing academic opportunities and resources and fostering a shared community culture of caring.

    The 2009 Ecozone "Green My Schoolyard" grant allowed us to remake the courtyard into an outdoor classroom, to add solar panels, eco-friendly paint, and ecofriendly lighting. Other additions: a chicken coop, chickens and a water catchment system.

    Partnerships with the UCSF Pharmacy School, Dr. Anthony Brown, and community organizations provide us with hands on science, jazz history walks, movement, tutors, and so much more.

    Our PreKindergarten Program

    We also offer an on-site PreK program for children 2 years and 9 months to 5 years old. Learn more by visiting Raphael Weill Early Education School.  

     

Programs
  • After School Programs

    ExCEL is offered on site through the Buchanan YMCA. Their program includes homework help, outdoor play, athletics and clubs. Raphael Weill offers Out of School Time (OST) with homework help as a focus. Many off site programs serve our families needs for afterschool programming.
  • Language Programs

    • Japanese Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Program
    Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP) - Learning language through culture and community

    The only program of its kind in Northern California, the Rosa Parks Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP) integrates Japanese language and culture with the District's core curriculum, providing students and their families with a rich educational experience and "window to the world".

    Students experience one hour of formal Japanese language and culture on a daily basis delivered by native-speaking Japanese instructors, or sensei, who work closely with classroom teachers to integrate Japanese instruction with core curriculum content. Classroom teachers also maximize exposure to Japanese language and culture throughout the day in keeping with Japanese standards established for each grade.
  • Special Education Programs

    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
    Separate class - Mild/moderate for grades K-5
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Computer lab
    • Education Outside
    • Playworks
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Performing arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    • Visual arts
    • Jazz
    • Instrumental music
    • Dance
    Visual and performing arts (grades K- 2)
    SF Ballet (2nd grade)
    Music (grades K-2)
    Instrumental (grades 4-5)
    Jazz residency (3rd grade)
    PAW/Nagata dance (grades K-3)
    Capoeira (4th grade)
    Hip hop (5th grade)
  • Student Support Programs

    • Student adviser
    • Social worker
    • Mentoring
    • Family liaison
School Data
  • 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.
  • 2017-2018 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 Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2017-2018 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
  • Address

    1501 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115
  • Phone Number

    415-749-3519
  • Fax Number

    415-749-3610
  • Email

    sch786@sfusd.edu

Rosa Parks Elementary School

Grades PreK-5

1501 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (PreK is hosted at Raphael Weill Early Education School)

Get directions

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