School Details

Harte (Bret) Elementary School

1035 Gilman Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 330-1520
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 253 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

23%
60%
56%
52%
71%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

13%
54%
46%
23%
75%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

29%
67%
65%
51%
74%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

25%
65%
60%
54%
70%
65%
18%
61%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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

Harte (Bret) Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Francisco. The principal of Harte (Bret) Elementary School is Vidrale A. Franklin and can be contacted at franklinv@sfusd.edu. 253 students attend Harte (Bret) Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 25% of the Harte (Bret) Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 95% of the 253 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Harte (Bret) Elementary School is 17:1. Carver (George Washington) Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 12%
Hispanic 33% 23%
Unspecified 3% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Asian 2% 41%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 16% 56447%
Pacific Islander 15% 1%
Filipino 1% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 11%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 56%
Limited English proficiency 25% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    We are new to Bret Harte but have been pleased with the experience. My child is in the Spanish immersion class which is new this year. It is an excellent program and my child is absolutely thriving. I recently spent a full day with the class and was very impressed - not just by her teacher but by all of the other teachers that I met. I am a former teacher and I witnessed sound instruction an emphasis on creativity and critical thinking and engaged children. In addition to P.E. and art there is a fabulous Motor Lab and a garden class that was seriously the highlight of my day there. We do not live in the neighborhood but I have felt truly welcomed by the other parents and I am grateful for this. There are so many opportunities at this school for positive cross-cultural partnerships. The SFUSD lottery was such an unnerving process but I feel like we got lucky. We are looking forward to the rest of the school year!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fantastic school! The staff truly has a spirit of collaboration and is centered around student achievement.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am not impressed with this school. I think that while a few of the teachers are very good to many of them are not. The after school program is not very good. The kids fight and curse to much. If you send your kids to another school after attending Bret Harte they would come in the new school and have to play catch up. I was told that my kids were Honor Roll kids. When I compare what my kids are learning compared to my friends kids It is kinda of pitful. I really wish that I could give the school a better review because it's right in our neighborhood. I don't think that it's the principal's fault because it's hard to get parent involvement and good teachers to come to our neighborhood. It's not a crime to be poor but it certainly can be unfair to education!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school will always be the best school I have been in. I graduated in 2006 and things were great they remodeled and have great teachers! 10/10

  • (9 years ago)

    Bret Harte has a principal who works to incorporate extracurricular activities to boost kid's interest and involvement. Teachers often spend many additional hours seeing arts and music projects through to fruition. Parents and siblings especially are involved in this process.

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