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Cobb (William L.) Elementary School

13 reviews
2725 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3505

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I encourage everyone to tour Cobb and chat with Mr. Slife! You'll realize it's a hidden gem in SFUSD!My daughter started at Cobb in K with Mr. Henry. He is a fantastic teacher and was in the process of creating a custom curriculum for her when we were pulled into our wait pool school (2 blocks from our house) 3 weeks into the school year. I was reticent about Cobb (largely due to the attendance numbers), but fell in love with the school. Principal Slife is in his 2nd year and is incredibly energetic and enthusiastic. The kids and parents love him. The Family Liaison, Ms. Collier, is also fantastic. They started an attendance program this year (I saw the first award ceremony this morning and it was great -- a lot of parent participation). We switched because our wait pool school is SO much closer, but that is the ONLY reason we moved. In 3 weeks, we already felt like such a part of the Cobb community. As to the posting by "a Community Member" on March 16, your comment is incredibly misguided and ignorant. The school is small, so under the statistics principle "law of small numbers", the test scores have little statistical significance. My husband and I both have doctorate degrees and we were confident our daughter would get an excellent education there.
Posted by a parent on 9/2/2016
I give all 5 stars to this school, because from the very first year we started here my son's (he's in the 4th grade now) academic performance was always and is excellent, thanks to the great teachers. Cobb has became part of my family, my son and I love this school its gonna be hard for us to farewell, when we move to the middle. We love you Cobb family!!!!!!!!3
Posted by a parent on 10/4/2015
My school is a wonderful school with a safe happy enviroment. Which makes for a better learning enviroment
Posted by a parent on 1/30/2014
This school is wonderful! I initially wasn't sure what to expect when assigned Cobb but my son is thriving there. The school is bright and cheerful in a convenient location. His kindergarten teacher has been teaching for 25 years and I'm impressed at the jump in his english and math skills. There is a new principal, Ms. Scott, who is a great leader - very professional, motivated and eager for change - she is a wonderful role model for the students. The hours are very good - drop off from 8:15 until school starts at 8:40am and there is a FREE after school program run by the YMCA that lasts until 6pm and helps with homework and has after school clubs (my son has participated in all sorts of sports, ceramics/art, dance, etc) and has very dedicated staff (thank you Ms. Manika!) who is very thorough and gives us a great report at the end of the day. The diversity is amazing - finally a school with a good racial mix, something that is difficult to find at other schools. There is a good anti-bullying campaign. The downside is a lack of parent participation due to it being more of a commuter school, but the PTO is very active and Cobb is on the rise.
Posted by a parent on 1/29/2014
Dr. William L Cobb (DWLC) Elem School is a little school with a big heart. I have visited 15 schools in our school district, as well as had my child attend kindergarten at another SFUSD school, and DWLC definitely stands out as truly one big family. I have been amazed at how DWLC loves on my special needs son, and how we as parents have been embraced (literally!). Ms. Scott, the new principal is firm yet loving - and has strong values of respect and care and she walks the talk. The campus is totally remodeled. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. Dr. Fagan (4th/5th grade teacher) gave up university teaching opportunities to teach at DWLC. She is just one example of the treasures we have at DWLC. After attending DWLC's annual African Am. History celeb., we were deeply impressed with the depth and soul of the presentations and felt proud that our child was learning such important historical and cultural lessons about our country. We are not African American ourselves - the school is in fact quite diverse ethnically. Don't just look at scores! I believe my child will be a more compassionate citizen because of his unique learning environment at Dr. William Cobb Elementary.
Posted by a parent on 10/30/2013

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San Francisco schools - Cobb (William L.) Elementary School is located at 2725 California Street, San Francisco CA 94115. Cobb (William L.) Elementary School is in the San Francisco Unified School District. Cobb (William L.) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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