News for Families

Black History Month Assembly on Feb. 21!

The VVES community celebrates the stories and voices of African-American people in history, through song, poems, dance, and skits!

Winter Wonderland Literacy Night this Thursday, Dec. 12!

Visitacion Valley E.S. families are invited to come and join us for our Winter Wonderland Literacy Night!

The Try It Truck is coming Tuesday Oct. 8 and Wednesday Oct. 9!

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is bringing their Try It Truck to VVES this week!

More about this school

  • School Type

    Elementary School, K-5
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Bridget Wallace
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 8:40 am-2:40 pm
  • School Tour

    Tuesday mornings.  Call for an appointment.

  • Uniforms Policy

    Dark pants, white shirt or school shirt.
  • This School Feeds Into

  • Neighborhood

    Visitacion Valley
  • School Bus

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

  • About Visitacion Valley Elementary School

    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 the Mission YMCA. Offers after school academic support, physical activities, RTI and RP practices for students in grade 1-5 at no cost for students that qualify from 2:40-6:00 pm. Visitacion Valley Boys and Girls Club also provides academic support, homework assistance and student centered activities for students in grades 1-5, M - F, 2:40 - 6:00pm @ the Vis.Valley Clubhouse. Sunnydale B&G Club offers an on and off campus academic, tutoring and homework assistance program after school.
  • Language Programs

    • Cantonese Biliteracy Program
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Technology teacher
    • Computer carts
    • Education Outside
    • English literacy interventionist
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Other
    • Visual arts
    • Arts residency
    • Gardening
    Instrumental Music
  • Student Support Programs

    • Student adviser
    • Social worker
    • On-site nurse
    • Mentoring
    • Family liaison
School Data
  • 2017-2018 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.
  • 2018-2019 School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information about each public school.
  • 2018-2020 Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2018-2019 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.
Contact Info
  • Address

    55 Schwerin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134
  • Phone Number

  • Fax Number

  • Email

Visitacion Valley Elementary School

Grades K-5

55 Schwerin Street, San Francisco, CA 94134

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