King (starr) Elementary School

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1215 Carolina St

San Francisco, CA 94107

(415) 695-5797

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 380

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

39 Parent Reviews for King (starr) Elementary School

Our kindergarten class just listed several more field trips this year--in addition to a great program at Davies Symphony Hall, the classes just went to Chinatown, and will also add Crissy Field, the Academy of Science and Citibank to their trip list in the second half of the school yr. A volunteer ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/15/15

Starr King is a great school getting even better, in my view. My daughter is in the 2nd grade there, in the Mandarin program. The school has a principal who is wonderful -- dedicated, very able, and with respect to the Mandarin curriculum in particular is working for continuous improvements. My daughter ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/18/14

We never thought that Starr King would be a good choice when we picked school for our little girl. It turned us down at the beginning just because it was next to the biggest low-income housing project in the city. Our daughter was placed in one of the schools in Chinatown. We decided to transfer our ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/26/14

I could not be happier that my child was able to gain admission to Starr King's mandarin program. I had applied to private mandarin school programs, which I could simply not afford, and when I compare what friends who have their kids in those programs versus Starr King, I am entirely pleased that my ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/27/13

Starr King has a wonderful principal and a very supportive staff. The school has many opportunities for parents to get involved, and a very diverse student population.

Posted by a parent on 10/02/13

Our child is completing 1st grade at Starr King in the Mandarin strand and is thriving and succeeding in both English and Mandarin. The teachers are energetic, organized, dedicated and the support staff at the school are as well. The warm, open parent community in the PTA has made us feel really welcome ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/09/13

Update: This school has decided to finally use the zhongwen textbook - Finally! Surprise: The current principal has decided to give way to a new principal in the coming grade in 2013/14, to one who is bilingual in both english and mandarin. SKMI and JOSE is on course for a major readjustment in terms ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/13

One of the biggest problems at this school with respect to the Mandarin Immersion program is that the majority of families enrolled in the program are not from Mandarin-speaking backgrounds. The parents who are happy with this school are likely to be the ones who do not know the language. They can't ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/23/12

After joining the school with great excitement, I have been tremendously disappointed. Despite having dedicated teachers in the Mandarin Immersion program, there is a profound lack of leadership to provide them with the necessary supports to accomplish their goals. The problems are multifaceted. The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/09/12

I have three children enrolled in the Mandarin Immersion Program. When my first entered a few years ago, my wife and I were hoping for a quality educational experience, and we weren't disappointed. The principal, teachers, and staff provide the atmosphere necessary for the children to flourish. With ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/29/12

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Test Year: 2012
King (starr) 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 — King (starr) Elementary School is located at 1215 Carolina St, San Francisco CA 94107. 1215 Carolina St is in the 94107 ZIP code in San Francisco, CA The school district for King (starr) Elementary School is the San Francisco Unified School District. King (starr) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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