Starr King Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Darlene Martin
  • Assistant Principal

    • Tunisia Haqq-Adams
  • Hours

    Mo - We: 8:40 am-2:40 pm
    Th: 8:40 am-1:40 pm
    Fr: 8:40 am-2:40 pm

    8:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m. on Thursdays

  • School Tour

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

  • Uniforms Policy

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

  • Neighborhood

    Potrero Hill
  • School Bus

  • School Code

  • About Starr King Elementary School

    Starr King Elementary School is a lively, student-centered and ethnically diverse community located atop Potrero Hill. We offer four programs to incoming families: Pre-Kindergarten, General Education, 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 8:10 - 8:35 a.m. Yard supervision at 8:25-8:40 a.m., Monday through Friday. Tuesday food pantry program for Starr King families, 8 a.m.
  • 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 and Fei Tian ASP.
  • Language Programs

    • Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe with autism focus
    Separate class - Moderate/severe with autism focus for grades K-5
  • 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
    Stagewrite - building literacy through theater. MUST (Music In Schools), Arts and Music through VAPA and Chinese Cultural Enrichment.
  • Student Support Programs

    • Student adviser
    • Social worker
    • On-site nurse
    • Mentoring
    • Family liaison
    • Therapist
School Data
Contact Info

Starr King Elementary School

1215 Carolina Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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8:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.