Tenderloin Community Elementary School

More about this school

  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Paul Lister
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Mai-Tien Nguyen
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-2:55 pm
    We: 8:40 am-1:40 pm
    Th - Fr: 8:40 am-2:55 pm

    The school opens at 8:20am for breakfast. 

    • PreK

      • MTThF 8:40am-2:55pm
      • W 8:40am-1:40pm
  • School Tour

    Thursday from 9 - 11 AM

    Sign up for a school tour at sfusd.edu/tours.

  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown/Civic Center
  • School Bus

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

    View menus at sfusd.edu/menus.

  • School Code

  • Tenderloin Community School (TCS) is a unique PreK-5th Grade public elementary school with community resources located right on the school complex. The school is made up of a District Child Development Center for 3 and 4 year olds, the K-5 elementary school, and community resources including a dental clinic. The staff is committed to working with families and utilizing all available resources to provide students with the best integrated program possible.

    The mission of TCS is to create a learning community where teachers, staff, families, community members, and children work collaboratively to foster academic excellence, encourage children to reach their full potential, create critical thinkers through an integrated, hands-on curriculum, and foster joyful learning in an environment that encourages child-centered experiences. With the generous support of the Bay Area Women's and Children Center (BAWCC), our school thrives with resources that make joyful learning come to life.

  • Before School Programs

    Morning reading lab starting at 8am.
  • After School Programs

    • YMCA (End of school day to 6:00 PM). Office hours: 10am-2:00pm (Coordinator is available)
    • Up on Top (Monday through Friday, end of school day to 6:00 p.m.)
    • Salvation Army Kroc Center (Monday through Friday, end of school day to 6:00 p.m.)
    • Glide After School Program (Monday through Friday, end of school day to 6:00 p.m.)
    • Cross Cultural Family Center (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
    • Boys & Girls Club (Monday through Friday, end of school day to 6:00 p.m.)
    • Bay Area Women's & Children's Center After School Clubs (Monday through Friday, end of school day to 4:00pm)
    • SFUSD Early Education Department Out of School Time Program (Pre-K only, 8:00AM-5:30PM, Call 415-614-3000
    Some programs are free and some are scale rate. Parents must inquire w/in the programs.
  • Language Programs

    • Vietnamese Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Program
  • Special Education Programs

    • SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Achievement, Resiliency formerly known as ED or Emotionally Disturbed)
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Technology teacher
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Gardening
    • Performing arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
  • Student Support Programs

    • Access to nurse
    • Family liaison
    • Family support specialist
    • Health and wellness center
    • Instructional coach
    • Mentoring
    • On-site nurse
    • Other
    • Social worker
    • Speech pathologist
    • Student adviser
    • Therapist
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 100%
  • 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

    627 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email



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Tenderloin Community Elementary School
PreK, TK, K, 1-5
627 Turk Street, San Francisco, 94102
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Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-2:55 pm
We: 8:40 am-1:40 pm
Th - Fr: 8:40 am-2:55 pm