San Francisco Community School

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-8 School, Middle School (K, 1-8)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Kevin Odle
  • Assistant Principal

    • Elizabeth Iwaszewicz
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
    We: 9:30 am-2:30 pm
    Th - Fr: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
    • K-5

      • MTThF 9:30am-3:45pm
      • W 9:30am- 2:30pm
    • 6-8

      • MTThF 9:30am-4:00pm
      • W 9:30am- 2:15pm
  • School Tour

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  • Neighborhood

  • School Meals

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  • School Code

  • About San Francisco Community School

    San Francisco Community School is a small, K-8 school in the Excelsior neighborhood. Since its inception in 1972, the school has been committed to reflecting the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of San Francisco. In our work, we intentionally take the backgrounds and circumstances of students, educators, and the community into account. The explicit mission is for ALL students to achieve high academic standards and have a positive school experience. We believe that to ensure success, we must measure our progress and hold ourselves accountable for our roles in the results. Our teachers meet twice each week, once as a full staff and once in grade level teams. They plan collaboratively, create assessments, analyze student work, and provide support for adjusting instruction to meet students' needs.

    Teachers make learning relevant and interesting through science-based, challenge-driven projects. Students experience a strong sense of community because they are in multi-age classrooms. They participate in daily class meetings and schoolwide conflict resolution and a strong, unified adult culture. We support personalized learning and relationship-building by limiting class size to 20 in grades K-3 and to 25 in grades 4-8. Students in K-5 at SF Community participate in two nine-week, science-based, challenge-driven projects each year. We want all of our students to find joy and success in using powerful ways of thinking, performance skills, academic confidence, and habits of organization and discipline to learn from meaningful tasks and issues. We are committed to ensuring that every student leaves our school well-prepared for high school, college, and for their lives beyond school. To that end, we promise to communicate and collaborate with families regularly and frequently about their children's academic progress and school experience. We promise to solicit and respond equitably to the ideas, needs, and opinions of the families and students we serve.

  • Before School Programs

    Before School Recess (9:00-9:30) Breakfast available
  • After School Programs

    City Scholars ExCEL ASP open to students K-8 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. (2:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays)
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Playworks
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Art Class
    • Choir
    • Computers
    • Drumming
    • Gardening
    • Instrumental music
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    K-5: Dance, Visual Art, Music
    6-8: Art Electives (variety of options yearly)
    K-8: Voices of Joy Choir
    4-8: Instrumental music lessons (individual or group)
    ASP: variety of options yearly
  • Athletics

    • Basketball
    • Track and Field
    • Volleyball
  • Student Support Programs

    • Access to nurse
    • Advisory
    • Counselor
    • Family liaison
    • Health and wellness center
    • Instructional coach
    • Social worker
    • Speech pathologist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 17%
  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
Contact Info
  • Address

    125 Excelsior Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email
  • Website

San Francisco Community School

Grades K-8

125 Excelsior Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

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MWThF: 9:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (K-5); 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (6-8); ​​​​​​​Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (K-5); 9:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. (6-8)