Spring Valley Elementary (CB)

Do you want your child to be smarter? Spring Valley specializes in improving intelligent behavior, high level thinking/problem solving skills, and personal responsibility. Children are involved in appropriate decision making and help run the school by taking on some "jobs" so that teachers spend more time teaching. We fully expect that our learning at the cutting edge and gives our students an advantage as they prepare for the unknown future. A solid foundation of all educational subject matter, especially the language arts, communications and math, are offered. Creativity is fostered by a rich arts program: dance (S.F. Ballet), music/choir, quilting, fiber arts, ceramics, murals, drama and more through artists-in-residence and talented teachers. Computer/media technology in a wide range of high tech tools is used to implement learning and express creativity. Other programs include: *English Plus Chinese or Spanish, GATE, Conflict Resolution, motor skills, and many special projects.

Accelerated Learning is crucial and children are taught learning-to-learn strategies while homework is offered all year long (week-ends, vacations, summer) to extend lifelong learning. School is the "home for the mind" where all of us are expected to use our brains to learn continuously and live harmoniously. Fifth graders spend one week at an environmental camp. Field studies are conducted at Bay Area sites and museums. Parents and families go on trips to the Lawrence Hall of Science & our U.C. Berkeley, for example. Parent involvement is valued. Resourceful staff members are leaders in science, language arts, other aspects of education, and have received awards for outstanding service. Spring Valley received awards from California as a Distinguished School and from the U.S. Office of Education for Excellence in Education.

Test Assessments

Academic Performance Index (API)

  • API Score: 846
  • API Ranking Index: 8

California Standards Test (STAR)

  • STAR Students Scoring Proficient/Above (Math): 77.4 %
  • STAR Students Scoring Proficient/Above (English): 57.1 %
  • STAR Students Scoring Proficient/Above (History): N/A

Student Body

  • Enrollment: 383
  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 20.60
  • Male / Female Ratio: 49.4% M / 50.6% F
  • Diversity Index: 45.00
  • English Language Learners: 74.60
  • Average Daily Attendance: 95.5 %
    • Excused Absences: 1.1 %
    • Unexcused Absences: 3.4 %
  • Immunization Exemptions: 0.0 %
  • Drop-out Rate: N/A

Student Demographics

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  • Total Number of Teachers (FTE): 22.90
  • Average Years of Service: 16.70 years
  • Average Age of Teachers: 41.50 years
  • Average Annual Teacher's Salary: $66,188.00


  • Technology:
    • Total Number of Computers: 68
    • Students per Computer: 5.10
    • Rooms with Internet Access: 19
  • Special Education: 8.7 % of Students
  • GATE: 6.6 % of Students
  • Free or Reduced Lunch: 82.9 % of Students
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Specialty: Coed; Cantonese Biliteracy Pathway

1451 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109


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