School Details

Chavez (Cesar) Elementary School

825 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-5765
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 494 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

19%
60%
56%
36%
71%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
54%
46%
45%
75%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
67%
65%
43%
74%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
65%
60%
57%
70%
65%
35%
61%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chavez (Cesar) Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Francisco. The principal of Chavez (Cesar) Elementary School is Catherine Rico, who can be contacted at ricoc@sfusd.edu. 494 children attend Chavez (Cesar) Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 76% of the Chavez (Cesar) Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 94% of the 494 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Chavez (Cesar) Elementary School is 15:1. Moscone (George R.) Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 12%
Filipino 2% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Unspecified 2% 5%
Asian 2% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 56%
Limited English proficiency 76% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went there its bad school I got bullied there the teachers didn't do anything about it bad school

  • (1 year ago)

    Cesar Chavez Elementary is a wonderful school! The children are bright and eager to learn and the staff is caring and dedicated. S se puede!

  • (1 year ago)

    Cesar Chavez is a special school. The community is wonderful and vibrant. The staff care deeply about students and they work tirelessly to change outcomes for students. The school faces many challenges such a large size for an elementary school mostly ELLs recent immigrants and families facing extremely challenging situations. People who come here really want to be here.

  • (1 year ago)

    C sar Ch vez Elementary reflects the diversity of San Francisco's Mission district displaying fabulous murals and having a rigorous bi-literate teaching program that addresses the needs of English Learners in a warm nurturing environment. The seismic retrofit will transform the physical space to match the enhanced goals of the faculty and staff to produce scholars and future leaders.

  • (3 years ago)

    I would also add that I spend a lot of time on the campus since my daughter is pre-k and so young and I have never seen bullying or unhappy children on the grade school playground. The children happily play organized games and the music classes ( yes they have music classes!) bring their instruments out to the playground at lunch. I know that 80% of the students in the grade school are Spanish speakers and that may bring standardized test scores down but there is mo reason this school could not have a better reputation. It is safe peaceful with an active parent presence and a dedicated staff. Less than a mile away the Spanish Immersion school is becoming a very diverse and very popular school. But Cesar Chavez which has many strengths is suffering from a poor ranking and is unable to attract requests from nearby neighborhoods. The magnet program is amazing and should be noted as an asset to the neighborhood.

  • (5 years ago)

    It once was a great school. . .unfortunately due to polictics and heavy administration it got lost in the shuffle. Perhaps the forced closure will help save it. It needs to live up to its name again.

  • (6 years ago)

    Cesar Chavez is a wonderful school! The instructor are very good and my daughter is thriving there. I would like to see diversity though as it seems that 90% of the kids are Latinos and segregation is never good.

  • (9 years ago)

    Observed an excellent first grade class - 19 cute kids kept busy in language arts; very thorough lessons offered. Kids were disciplined and seemed happy to learn. Bustling atmosphere; lots of support for non-English speakers.

  • (10 years ago)

    STAR School Spanish Bilingual Program Principal very accessible Hard Working Teachers Garden Program.

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