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Keith,  in Berkeley, CA

Which are the highly regarded public elementary schools in San Francisco?

Asked by Keith, Berkeley, CA Mon Apr 23, 2007

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I find that, generally speaking, the quality of the reputation of elementary schools in the community corresponds to the quality of its proficiency scores.
According the CA DOE, for 2005-06, the following SF public elementary schools had the highest proficiency scores (both above 70%) in both Math and Language Arts:
Alice Fong Yu
Robert Louis Stevenson
West Portal
Claire B. Lilienthal
Lawton Elementary
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 20, 2007
After years of research for our daughter, we found no link between test scores and school quality. That said, we were assigned to Malcolm X Academy, too, for the second year and decided to attend private school. As far as great schools with a lot of enthusiasm and active parent participation, Flynn, Miraloma, Buena Vista, Paul Revere, Fairmount, Lafayette, Lakeshore are among the best and most reasonable to get into.

Look for attitude, PTA focus, and the folks who are touring. Clarendon has a pretty "it aint broke so don't fix it" attitude, and if you want to participate, you're sh*t out of luck.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 7, 2009
Try looking up Malcolm X Academy on in Hunter's Point. SFUSD assigned my son there, and were horrified by the experience we had (gun shots outside, code blue lockdown, substitute teacher instead of real teacher, limited setup, and no communication that my son had special needs and what they were - high functioning autism). Not only that, my son was only Caucasian in history of school to be assigned, which would make him a double target of violence or racism. Don't recommend SFUSD for sending kids to school. I'm packing up our home here and getting ready to move my 2 preschoolers down to Pacifica or Burlingame instead. SFUSD said we got no other school options, and acted like we were the ones with the problem.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 8, 2008
Keith, I found this great website : , it allows you to search for elementary schools, map them and compare them.
Web Reference:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 29, 2007
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