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About This School

Cobb (William L.) Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Francisco. The principal of Cobb (William L.) Elementary School is Matthew Hartford, who can be contacted at fortep@sfusd.edu. 204 students go to Cobb (William L.) Elementary School and identify mostly as Unspecified; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Cobb (William L.) Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 73% of the 204 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cobb (William L.) Elementary School is 14:1. Town School for Boys is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 9% 5%
Multiracial 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 54% 12%
Filipino 3% 6%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 56447%
Hispanic 15% 23%
Asian 12% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 56%
Limited English proficiency 13% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 months ago)

    My school is a wonderful school with a safe happy enviroment. Which makes for a better learning enviroment

  • (2 months ago)

    This school is wonderful! I initially wasn't sure what to expect when assigned Cobb but my son is thriving there. The school is bright and cheerful in a convenient location. His kindergarten teacher has been teaching for 25 years and I'm impressed at the jump in his english and math skills. There is a new principal Ms. Scott who is a great leader - very professional motivated and eager for change - she is a wonderful role model for the students. The hours are very good - drop off from 8 15 until school starts at 8 40am and there is a FREE after school program run by the YMCA that lasts until 6pm and helps with homework and has after school clubs (my son has participated in all sorts of sports ceramics/art dance etc) and has very dedicated staff (thank you Ms. Manika!) who is very thorough and gives us a great report at the end of the day. The diversity is amazing - finally a school with a good racial mix something that is difficult to find at other schools. There is a good anti-bullying campaign. The downside is a lack of parent participation due to it being more of a commuter school but the PTO is very active and Cobb is on the rise.

  • (5 months ago)

    Dr. William L Cobb (DWLC) Elem School is a little school with a big heart. I have visited 15 schools in our school district as well as had my child attend kindergarten at another SFUSD school and DWLC definitely stands out as truly one big family. I have been amazed at how DWLC loves on my special needs son and how we as parents have been embraced (literally!). Ms. Scott the new principal is firm yet loving - and has strong values of respect and care and she walks the talk. The campus is totally remodeled. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. Dr. Fagan (4th/5th grade teacher) gave up university teaching opportunities to teach at DWLC. She is just one example of the treasures we have at DWLC. After attending DWLC's annual African Am. History celeb. we were deeply impressed with the depth and soul of the presentations and felt proud that our child was learning such important historical and cultural lessons about our country. We are not African American ourselves - the school is in fact quite diverse ethnically. Don't just look at scores! I believe my child will be a more compassionate citizen because of his unique learning environment at Dr. William Cobb Elementary.

  • (6 months ago)

    Dr. Cobb is a wonderful school it is like a little heidden treasure my famiily felt so blessed to have our children it has an old fashion loving feeling about it. With the newest learning technology. my kids have prevailed at Dr. Cobb Also love that it is a uniform school

  • (6 months ago)

    Wow Cobb GREAT GREAT GREAT. My kids love this school staff is great they truly care about the children. my daughters love school so much they can't wait for the weekend to end. never experinced tis at othe schools. The principal is so great Miss Scott You rock. Miss Collier thanks for all you do

  • (1 year ago)

    I worked here as a student a few years ago and the teacher I worked with abused me. I never reported it but I know he at least did some of the things he did to me to another college student worker at the school I went to last year and she was braver than me she reported it and they fired her. She won't talk about it. I hope he didn't destroy her life like he did mine. I have finally gotten my life back and I am going back to school. The principals (they have had a few) and district haven't dealt with it. I wouldn't put my kid here ever until they get rid of monsters like that.

  • (3 years ago)

    We love the teachers parents and the wonderful job the principal is doing. Our daughter as a wonderful teacher Ms Tong.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hidden Gem**** Dr. William Cobb elementary is a school on the rise. If you're interested in getting your children into a school that has a very diversified staff and student base this is the school for you. Where this school differentiates from other schools in the district is it's amazing staff run programs. 1. Gifted program for advanced learners 2. Special ed/speech program integrated seamlessly into the curriculum 3. there is even a new program starting at the kindergarten level next year where all incoming K students will have a college fund started for them. I am a parent of a gifted first grader and a special needs kindergarten student so am able to see both sides of the coin and this school definitely has a lot to offer both of them and everyone else in-between. The school also just got approved for a major renovation which is huge.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in Mr. Becker's Kindergarten class and absolutely loves it! He was evaluated in preschool and I was told he would need an iep and possible special ed. Mr. Becker has fun play integrated academic learning tools that have worked wonders and now my son is reading and writing and loving school. He is testing average to above average on the standardized tests the school counselor has worked with my son and after seeing his obvious academic success we all agree he doesn't seem to need any special ed.. and to me this speaks volumes about how great this school is!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have recently had our son start at William Cobb and they have done everything to help him as he has speech problems the principle amazing !! From day 1 she has had the ball rolling and the teachers and support staff also have their great part to play. I am truly excited for the future of our son at Dr William Cobb.

  • (7 years ago)

    I would like to let everyone in on a little known secert.Dr william cobb is a great school. We have a principal that is crazy excited about the 2006/2007 school year parents that are ready to work students that are ready to learn.In the past we have had problems with discipline but we are really getting a handle on it. Making school a safe place.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter who at the time of this writing has attended Dr. Cobb since she was in Kindergarten. My daughter is a high achiever and continued to thrive at Dr. Cobb. I credit the staff there.. former teachers of hers the previous principal of the school Mrs. Audap who sadly has now recently retired to the Parent Liaison other school staff and the staffs of the before and after school program. Equally as sad is my daughter's departure to the school as we now bid farewell to Cobb so she can attend a school closer to home. While I don't know what the future Cobb will look like with the integration of schools because of school closures and the new principal whom I have not met I can rest assure those contemplating on sending their children to Cobb that the staff that I have worked with are ones who are exemplary!

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