Visitacion Valley Elementary School

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  • School Type

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

  • Principal

    • Cephus Johnson
  • Hours

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

    Tuesday mornings.  Call for an appointment.

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  • Uniforms Policy

    We are no longer a uniform school, but we encourage school colors (blue and gold) and school spirit gear!
  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Visitacion Valley
  • School Bus

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper

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  • School Code

  • Visitacion Valley Elementary School is a Title I School with culturally diverse students and staff who work together to create and sustain a culture of service and support. We are dedicated to partnering with our families and community to provide our students an optimal education that ensures their lifelong success. As part of this process, we host family engagement meetings, events, and workshops on a regular basis.

    Through a comprehensive approach to literacy, we implement reader’s and writer’s units of study, along with guided reading and strategy groups, explicit word study instruction, and a computer-based reading program. We fully implement the SFUSD-designed math curriculum, which includes Math Talks, Three-Read Protocol, hands-on learning, small group instruction, and an adaptive online math learning program. With a large population of English Learners, we have a block of time designated daily for English Language Development and we integrate language development into the core curriculum.

    Our school offers many extended learning opportunities. Classrooms incorporate music, visual arts, dance, chorus, and theatre to build student capacities in the creative and performing arts. Our science-based program, Outdoor Education, empowers all students to connect with nature through investigations in the school garden.

    We equip students with the tools to succeed in the 21st century by providing technology-based learning for all. Our students also develop and attain life skills and problem solving skills through Restorative Practices, Toolbox lessons, and daily Community Circles to be socially and emotionally ready citizens.

  • After School Programs

    ExCEL after School Program in partnership with Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) Offers after school academic support, enrichment and sports activities, RTI and RP practices for students in grade K-5 at no cost for students that qualify "M,T,TH,F: 2:55pm - 6:00pm W - 1:40pm - 6:00pm"
  • Language Programs

    • Cantonese Biliteracy Program
  • Special Education Programs

    • Learning Center 50%+ of the day; assigned to GE
    • Related Services Only (Speech Only/No SAI)
    • Resource Specialist Program Services
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Education Outside
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Individual learning plans
    • Library
    • Technology teacher
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Artists in Residence
    • Computers
    • Dance
    • Gardening
    • Instrumental music
    • SF Ballet program
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
  • Student Support Programs

    • Access to nurse
    • Family liaison
    • Health and wellness center
    • Social worker
    • Speech pathologist
    • Student adviser
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 30%
  • 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

    55 Schwerin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134
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Visitacion Valley Elementary School
TK, K, 1-5
55 Schwerin Street, San Francisco, 94134
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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