Where We Work

San Francisco Unified School District is the seventh largest district in California with more than 150 schools and 50,000 students.

The San Francisco Education Fund has programs that support students and educators across San Francisco public schools, but we work most deeply in schools which have limited resources and benefit greatly from community support.

A Look into Three K-12 Excelsior Schools

Strategically, the Ed Fund has identified priority neighborhoods in which we provide significant case management and prioritize our time and resources: Bayview-Hunters Point, Excelsior/Visitacion Valley, Mission District/Bernal, and Tenderloin/SOMA.

We continue to offer programs and resources across the entire district, however we prioritize schools in these areas for first access to:

  • Placement of community volunteers (tutors, classroom assistants, mentors, and Mindfulness instructors)
  • Corporate support from a Circle the Schools partner (if not already matched)
  • Eligibility to apply for mini grants for students and teachers

Long term, we believe that prioritizing fewer schools and providing a high level of committed support will substantively advance whole child equity at those schools.

Schools within these four neighborhoods were selected as priority schools based on the following criteria:

  • 50%+ students of color
  • 50%+ students receiving free/reduced lunch
  • 50%+ students not yet proficient on math and/or literacy.

For the Schools

Being a priority school means:

  • Getting matched with a specific staff contact at the Ed Fund who will build a strong understanding of the school’s vision and unique needs
  • Receiving priority access to the Ed Fund’s programs, resources, and grants
  • If desired/needed, having a thought partner as they are designing their community schools around possible solutions or supports

Why this matters:

  • The school gets support faster with a relationship manager they can connect with regularly
  • The school gets personalized thought partnership in how Ed Fund services can fit their schools’ needs

2023-2024 Priority School List by Neighborhood

Bayview-Hunters Point

  • Charles Drew College Preparatory Academy Elementary
  • George Washington Carver Elementary
  • Malcolm X Academy Elementary
  • Thurgood Marshall High

Excelsior & Visitacion Valley

  • Cleveland Elementary
  • Guadalupe Elementary
  • Hillcrest Elementary
  • James Denman Middle
  • Longfellow Elementary
  • Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Middle
  • Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High
  • El Dorado Elementary
  • ER Taylor Elementary
  • June Jordan School for Equity High
  • Sheridan Elementary
  • Visitacion Valley Elementary

Mission & Bernal Heights

  • Bryant Elementary
  • Buena Vista/Horace Mann Middle
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary
  • Everett Middle
  • John O’Connell High
  • Marshall Elementary
  • Mission High
  • Sanchez Elementary
  • Junipero Serra Elementary
  • Paul Revere K-8

Tenderloin & SOMA

  • Bessie Carmichael PreK-8
  • Tenderloin Community Elementary