Starr King Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Darlene Martin
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Tunisia Haqq-Adams
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
    We: 7:50 am-12:50 pm
    Th - Fr: 7:50 am-2:05 pm
    • TK-5th

      • MTThF 7:50am-2:05pm
      • W 7:50am-12:50pm
  • School Tour

    Thursdays 9:00am Oct. to Jan - see for available dates

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  • Uniforms Policy

    White or navy polo shirt or SK shirt with navy pants
  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Potrero Hill
  • School Bus

  • School Code

  • Starr King Elementary School is a lively, student-centered and ethnically diverse community located atop Potrero Hill. We offer four programs to incoming families: Transitional-Kindergarten, General Education (EXL Program), Mandarin Immersion and and a Moderate-Severe Autism-focused Special Day Class. Our student body of 340 students is supported by more than 50 staff members in 20 engaging classrooms, and a robust after school program. 

    Our mission: Starr King School is dedicated to providing a supportive and equitable learning environment that empowers students to be life-long learners and community leaders. To this end, our faculty and staff are committed to fostering a safe, respectful and responsible learning environment where all students achieve both academic proficiency and social competency. We are assisted in this task by a strong parent volunteer program that provides classroom support as well as enrichment opportunities. 

    We offer the lowest average class size in the district and strive to know each member of our community personally. This enables us to build deeper and more meaningful relationships with all of our students. Our joyful learners are happy, engaged, curious, eager, and confident enough to take risks.

  • Before School Programs

    Breakfast served at 7:30 - 7:50 a.m. Yard supervision at 7:30-7:50 a.m., Monday through Friday.
  • After School Programs

    Our after school program is run by Urban Services YMCA. They offer a variety of programs including extensive sports programming, music, chess, swimming and Mandarin support. Each afternoon includes time for play and homework. Also available offsite - Jackson Park ASP, Potrero Rec ASP, Potrero Hill Neighborhood House ASP, Happy Genius ASP and Fei Tian ASP.
  • Language Programs

    • Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

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

    • Computer carts
    • Education Outside
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Other
    • Science lab
    • Technology teacher
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Arts residency
    • Drumming
    • Gardening
    • Visual arts
    San Francisco Symphony's AIMS (Adventures in Music) MUST (Music In Schools Today), SFUSD Art and Music classes, Chinese cultural enrichment and monthly heritage celebration of cultures from around the world.
  • Student Support Programs

    • Mentoring
    • On-site nurse
    • Social worker
    • Student adviser
    • Therapist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 23%
  • 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


Map showing the location of the school.
Starr King Elementary School
TK, K, 1-5
1215 Carolina Street, San Francisco, 94107
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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