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About This School

Alamo Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Francisco. The principal of Alamo Elementary School is Herbert S. Packer and can be contacted at packerh@sfusd.edu. 530 children attend Alamo Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 30% of the Alamo Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 530 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Alamo Elementary School is 20:1. Erikson School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 23%
Asian 65% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 12%
Filipino 2% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 11%
Unspecified 10% 5%
Multiracial 10% %
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 56447%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 56%
Limited English proficiency 30% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I had two kids and they both loved this school. The PTA here is strong and those kids that have involved parents seem to be the ones whose kids did well. Mr. B you were the best. We will miss you and your teaching style!!

  • (9 months ago)

    Just because a school has high test scores doesn't make it a great school. I can only speak for the upper grade teachers but most of them need to retire. If your child is a left brain auditory learner they will do well here. If your child needs be more hands on and a visual right brain instruction then they will struggle. This school is very traditional and teaches using worksheets. Also if your child has anything special or requires additional help in the class room then this is not the school for you. The only positive thing I can say about this school is it is small and they do have a lot of parent involvement.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both my sister and I attended this school and all of our friends that attended this school were so happy and well educated here. Now my own child will start school here. I'm so happy and excited! I know that I'll definitely be getting involved to help and donate in any way that I can to support Alamo!

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended Alamo School from 1976-1981 and it was a wonderful school and I'm glad to read by the reviews that it is still the wonderful school it has always been. In these tough economic times when teachers aren't being compensated like they should it's really nice to know that this school has maintained its dedication to the students and their education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both of my kids attend this school. We can't tell how much they love it! Teachers are great and patient!

  • (3 years ago)

    Alamo is the BEST school in San Francisco! My kids look forward to school everyday.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great teachers. Lots of involved dedicated parents. And a high quality principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    Alamo has a great community polite kids dedicated teachers and good leadership. It's a great place for kids to learn.

  • (3 years ago)

    When students graduate from Alamo they are so well prepared for the demands of middle schoool and beyond. They are typically well beyond their peers from other public and private schools in terms of their academics...Most importantly they know the importance of being a friend and solving problems peacefully! Alamo is the BEST!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Kids love it and they makes it special in profound crisis in current education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Alamo is the best Elementary School I know. Both my children have gone to Alamo. I love how the teachers are dedicated. They nurture and inspire the students to work hard and have fun while learning. Both my daughter and son love Alamo. When my niece is ready to go to Elementary School it will be Alamo. All the staff and teachers do a wonderful job of keeping parents informed and involved in their child's education. Alamo is the best Elementary School in San Francisco.

  • (3 years ago)

    Alamo is a great school as it has great teaches Ms. E Lee Ms. L McLaughlin Ms. Lebert just to name few. Thank you!

  • (3 years ago)

    They really care about my kids the teacher make my kids loves this school they never say Papa I hate this school I don't wanna go even single day. I love Alamo. And Alamo loves my kids Thank you..................................

  • (3 years ago)

    Great teachers great education program! School involves kids in different activities and programs (dance singing ceramics etc). Love Alamo!

  • (3 years ago)

    Alamo is great great principal strong teachers and good students and parent involvement.

  • (3 years ago)

    Alamo has caring dedicated teachers active and supportive parents and kids who love their school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our first grader loves going to school which will start her off with the right attitude towards learning

  • (3 years ago)

    Alamo focuses on the three Rs in a supportive environment. (It's motto is 'Be a Friend!') The teachers are great and do so much with so little. Teachers and staff expect all students to perform at a high level and are quick to step in if they see any child slipping behind. Parents are perhaps too involved -- but it's the only way to get everything done!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is currently attending Alamo Elementary and she loves it. Her teacher is GREAT. Very caring and highly educated with a lot of experience. Highly recommended this school for anyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love the spirit of parent and teachers working together to make sure that every child has a positive and uplifting school experience!

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