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625 Douglass St

San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 695-5695

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 515

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

122 Parent Reviews for Alvarado Elementary School

Strong Spanish-immersion program with very dedicated and inspired/inspiring teachers. Very diverse but divided community. It is hard to bring together such different groups: Spanish-speaking, low-income immigrant families who are struggling to survive in SF and the very wealthy Noe Valley homeowners ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/12/15

Hay my name is Camille Personius and i am in 7th grade and i went to this school. It is a grate school for kids to learn and it has grate teachers as well, i would have never know the things i know now if i had not gone to this school.

Posted by a other on 04/21/14

Alvarado Elementary School has teachers that focus on students with a higher ability and ones that may need more help. Alvarado has a Spanish immersion program which is excellent and really improved my daughters spanish, as well it has an english program too. Two things that I would tell everyone about ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 03/23/14

Alvarado is an amazing school. The students treat each other kindly, the parents are incredibly involved, committed participants and fundraisers, and the teachers are dedicated, talented and top-notch educators. We love Alvarado!

Posted by a parent on 11/01/13

Excellent public school in a great neighborhood. Strong leadership/Principal, very good teachers, compassionate and supportive community. Fantastic after school program (GLO) with enrichment and sports. Lots of fun PTA clubs (chess, knitting , skateboarding etc). Love morning circle- where principal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/26/13

One of the best public K-5s in San Francisco. Great teachers, involved parents and fantastic kids. Raises an incredible amount of money through the PTA and the quality of education and experience for the kids is superb.

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

We have been pleased with many aspects of our daughter's education at Alvarado. Overall, we feel Alvarado has an excellent cadre of teachers who are well qualified and care about their students. Especially, parents' involvement is remarkable at Alvarado, what has led to a strong and vital PTA. A bit ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

My son will be graduating in May '14 and we will be sad to leave Alvarado! He has had experienced, caring teachers each year, and has loved the PTA-sponsored after-school clubs, especially chess. Teachers in the lower grades are nurturing, just what you want for the wee one's first few years of school. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/13

Alvarado is an excellent school. The parent body is very motivated to raise funds to supplement the education and so we get more arts, gardening, science... The principal is extremely accessible and responsive. So far (my daughter is in second grade) the teachers have been tremendous. We've been very ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

I went to Alvarado for 6 years, K-5th grade. I am currently finishing my 8th grade year at Aptos Midde School, and will be attending Lowell next year. Alvarado really helped shape my path to good grades and success through middle school; they had a strong parent to teacher to student program, helping ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/24/13

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Test Year: 2012
Alvarado Elementary School
San Francisco Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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San Francisco schools — Alvarado Elementary School is located at 625 Douglass St, San Francisco CA 94114. 625 Douglass St is in the 94114 ZIP code in San Francisco, CA The school district for Alvarado Elementary School is the San Francisco Unified School District. Alvarado Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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