San Francisco Community Alternative School

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125 Excelsior Ave

San Francisco, CA 94112

(415) 469-4739

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 290

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

46 Parent Reviews for San Francisco Community Alternative School

SFC is a small school where children can really be known and it s K-8, which means my child will be able to develop deep friendships and, as a Middle schooler, will hopefully be able to be a mentor to a younger student at school. My daughter s teacher is fantastic calm, knowledgeable, and so insightful ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/31/13

My kids are in 2nd and 4th and are new to SFC this year. I was REALLY anxious about the transition from their old public school, which they'd both attended from kinder -- but SFC has been fantastic. Within a few weeks all the teachers & specialists (garden, PE, Playworks, library, dance, art, music, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/22/13

My son is a new Kindergartner at this school. Going to kindergarten is a tough transition, but I've been surprised at how quickly my son made it through with the support of his teacher, great kids, and great parents. There's room for everyone to help and give back at this school and every year, there ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/21/13

My son is in kindergarten at SFC, so we're about two months in. Before he started, he couldn't read or write anything except for his own name; now when we read together, he's reading about half of the words. He gets super excited about learning a new "sight word" each Monday, and he really likes his ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/17/13

Sad to say this school is not good! We wanted it to be and we can tell a few teachers and parents are really trying... But overall this school doesn't have the means or support it needs to educate the students and its just not safe. The "justice" thats referred to at this school sounds good but isn't ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/16/13

Wonderful small school! Caring and dedicated staff and parents. My children have been there since kindergarten-now in 5th and 3rd grade. We feel blessed that we can stay through 8th! There are many wonderful extra-curricular activities-garden, sports, arts, choir. My family and I love Project Based Learning, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

I have two children at San Francisco Community one in 7th and one in 3rd. SFC is a small school that truly nurtures its students. In all of these years, my kids have only had the most dedicated teachers the types that pour everything into their classes. The project-based learning is the reason we chose ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

SFC is so great for kids on every level. The kids are encouraged to have/be Strong Minds, Strong Hearts, Strong Individuals and Strong Community. They are a project based learning school and a small school by design. Kids have the same teacher for 2 years in a row so there is a lot of personalized ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/21/13

I have two children at SFC and our family has been at the school for four years. I won't deny that SFC has had problems, but I firmly believe that those problems are in the past. While I cannot speak to every family's experience, I can say that our family's experience has been excellent here. My children's ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/20/13

The teachers at this school care about each child. I have a child who graduated from this school and is now attending a private school with a high GPA. If it wasn't for SFC helping her develop her study habits and encouraging her to be involved with the community, she would not be as successful as ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/27/12

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Test scores for San Francisco Community Alternative School

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Test Year: 2012
San Francisco Community Alternative 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 — San Francisco Community Alternative School is located at 125 Excelsior Ave, San Francisco CA 94112. 125 Excelsior Ave is in the 94112 ZIP code in San Francisco, CA The school district for San Francisco Community Alternative School is the San Francisco Unified School District. San Francisco Community Alternative School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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