Sanchez Elementary School

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  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Ann Marin
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Christelle Hutin
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
    We: 7:50 am-12:50 pm
    Th - Fr: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
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  • Uniforms Policy

    White, navy blue or Sanchez spirit shirt, either polo-style (collared) or other as long as it is a solid color. Solid color pants of any style and material will be accepted. Also solid color shorts, skirts, dresses.
  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Mission / Castro / Upper Market
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

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  • School Code

  • photo of the Sanchez Elementary from Sanchez Street

    Sanchez Elementary School is a strong school community committed to high quality instruction for all students. We believe deeply in the importance of developing and using strong partnerships to support engagement and learning goals for students. Our commitment to social justice is the single most important principle that will allow us to attain continuing increased student success. Social justice, to us, means high standards, a focus on the achievement of all students, and culturally-relevant instruction. The overarching goal is that Sanchez students have increased access to high quality learning opportunities offered by peer interactions, parents and school staff and driven by a student-centered approach to learning. 

    In order to engage in this work, our teachers work to build a trusting and respectful relationship in classrooms. As a result, our learners are comfortable taking risks so they can learn more. We have adopted the shared values reflected in our partnership with the MOSAIC project, and use explicit teaching around Mutual Respect, Open-Mindedness, Self-Respect, Attitude, Individuality and Community throughout the school to build positive learning communities in all classrooms. 

    Our Spanish biliteracy pathway program is a cornerstone of our approach to student-centered and assets-based instruction. Students whose primary language is Spanish are encouraged to continue to develop their literacy skills in Spanish through 5th grade; we systematically design our instruction to use these as a bridge to developing skills in English. Our goal is that students in our biliteracy pathway achieve and demonstrate proficiency in both Spanish and English by the time they leave us at the end of fifth grade. Teachers in our English pathway similarly work with students to identify their unique cultural and linguistic strengths and celebrate, maintain and leverage them to support engagement and ultimately achievement. As a community, we feel successful when students arrive to school curious about the community and world around them, ask questions, and work cooperatively to seek answers with the support of peers, families and teachers. 

    Part of the Sanchez vision is to institute systems to support shared leadership for all stakeholders through leadership development for parents, teachers, and students. Parent leadership development builds parents' capacity to support student academic learning and helps strengthen our school for future students. Student leaders serve as models for other students; they motivate, support, and cultivate positive relationships with other students. Teacher leadership development helps our staff build skills to support varied students' academic development and increases our sense of ownership for our school community as a whole. Respect is a fundamental element in all aspects of Sanchez School's work to create a safe place for learning for all members of the community. 

  • Before School Programs

    Breakfast is served 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. We encourage school community by having weekly school announcements on Mondays, and student celebrations on Friday.
  • After School Programs

    We offer the ExCEL onsite afterschool program from 2:05 to 6 p.m. (MTThF) or 12:50 to 6 p.m. (W). We are proud to partner with Mission Graduates to offer award-winning extended school day programming. We are also excited to partner with the Boys and Girls Club (Columbia Park Clubhouse) for offsite programming.
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish Biliteracy Program
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
    Separate class - Mild/moderate grades K-2 and moderate/severe for grade 5 only (2020-2021)
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Computer lab
    • Education Outside
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Mission Science Workshop program
    • Playworks
    • Spanish literacy interventionist
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Technology teacher
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Dance
    • Gardening
    • Instrumental music
    • Visual arts
    We offer weekly visual arts classes for grades TK-5, and weekly instrumental music for grades 4-5. K-1 classes participate in movement classes with Project Commotion. We have a strong tradition of school-wide events that celebrate the many talents of our Sanchez Coyotes including our annual winter program and May Dance Festival -- a nearly 20-year tradition at Sanchez on the Friday before Carnaval San Francisco nearby in the Mission District.
  • Student Support Programs

    • Family liaison
    • Family support specialist
    • Health and wellness center
    • Mentoring
    • On-site nurse
    • Social worker
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 20%
  • 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
  • Address

    325 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114
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Map showing the location of the school.
Sanchez Elementary School
TK, K, 1-5
325 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, 94114
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Mo - Tu: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
We: 7:50 am-12:50 pm
Th - Fr: 7:50 am-2:05 pm