School Details

Miraloma Elementary School

175 Omar Way, San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 469-4734
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 364 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

88%
60%
56%
93%
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

80%
54%
46%
83%
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

72%
67%
65%
60%
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

87%
65%
60%
79%
70%
65%
89%
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

Miraloma Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Francisco. The principal of Miraloma Elementary School is Ronnie Machado, whose e-mail is machador@sfusd.edu. 364 students go to Miraloma Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Multiracial. 7% of the Miraloma Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 16% of the 364 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Miraloma Elementary School is 17:1. St. Brendan Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 12%
Unspecified 7% 5%
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 52% 11%
Filipino 2% 6%
Asian 15% 41%
Hispanic 10% 23%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 56447%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 56%
Limited English proficiency 7% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Miraloma is a great school with fantastic teachers and a history of strong principals which is being upheld with our new principal Sam Bass. We love the inclusive community of parents who work together to support all of our students both through fund-raising for wonderful enrichments and services (class size reduction art and music programs garden program organic snacks daily for the whole school school social worker etc) and through creating a cohesive community which recognizes the concept of "it takes a village to raise a child". I consider myself a shy person but I have found the community to be extremely welcoming to anyone interested in participating in the school at whatever level. We feel fortunate that our children have Miraloma as their elementary school experience.

  • (7 months ago)

    We truly won the lottery when my son got into Miraloma 5 years ago. This is everything we were looking for in a school. The teachers are amazing and I can't say enough positive things about the leadership. The old principal (Mr. Machado) was beloved so many were a little nervous about getting a new principal. Mr. Bass has risin to the challenge and has taken over the reins of the school without missing a beat despite the added challenge of a school under construction. And the best part of the school is the warm and open community. Each grade goes on an annual grade-wide camping trip which means you really get to know not just the kids in class but their families as well. Miraloma is truly a special place.

  • (1 year ago)

    Miraloma is such a wonderful community of student faculty staff and parents. You really can feel the positive energy even as you just walk the halls and it comes from a lot of people putting in a lot of hard work to make it that way. Miraloma really is one of the gems in SFUSD.

  • (1 year ago)

    I would have to say this is a great school not only do they do focus on getting the children at the expected level but also get them involved in a community that is almost impossible to not become part of. On the downside if you are not to chatty there are "groups" of parents that are their own "gang" and gather around after school which reminds me of high school days when each person joined a group and often times did not accept newbies. Parents do get to gather/speak with who ever is accepted to their "groups." That would be the only thing I dislike about Miraloma not feeling welcomed. Academic wise... I can't complain they've made a huge progress on my child's learning. Also another downside for those who rely on public transportation -- IT IS UP ON A HILL! So even driving there gets a bit crazy I find myself getting to school at least 25 minutes early to avoid the traffic and find parking. On my daily routine I get to grab some coffee from Starbucks right on Portola before heading there to make my morning smoother! GOOD LUCK!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school fosters community -- among the students and parents alike. While it's not a small school per se (360 kids) it feels like it. Class sizes are low teachers take great care to get to know the students and families.

  • (1 year ago)

    One kid just graduated (with a passion for Shakespeare because of a stellar 5th grade teacher) and one is still there (and developed a love of reading from a warm and motivational 2nd grade teacher). Miraloma is a happy friendly and engaging place. The principal teachers and support staff try to meet the needs of every student. The parent community is active at all levels. There are always parents around helping in the class rooms or the snack program. The PTA is well organized and fund raising is effective so the school offers ceramics poetry drama dance PE and reading intervention. The after school programs are wonderful. You can't go wrong sending your kids here.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attends Miraloma entering the 1rst grade. So far our experience has been great. Miraloma has a very strong community with parents that are very involved and create an environment for success. The teachers and faculty our great. The PTA raises a decent amount of money to fund extra programs including PE arts literacy and math experts and lower class room sizes.

  • (1 year ago)

    Fantastic school! It is everything that an elementary school should be... art music poetry dedicated teachers and principal etc...

  • (2 years ago)

    I intend to visit the school soon to inspect in order to compare and select the best school for my children.

  • (4 years ago)

    The parent-teacher community is wonderful. The school itself is a bright happy place - my spirits lift just walking in the doors. Everyone is always smiling. The principal is very accessible he walks the halls and yards every day and knows every child by name. It's a special place.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has all the elements that a good school should; Caring teaches and principal involved parents and good children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Miraloma Elementary is an amazing school! Our oldest daughter is on her 3rd year and our youngest is about to enter kindergarten. The teachers staff and parents here at Miraloma help provide an eductional environment where our children learn to thrive intellectually and socially. I would recommend Miraloma to anyone!

  • (5 years ago)

    Miraloma has a supportive inclusive environment. I have loved all my daughter's teachers the principal is amazing parents are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer in the classrooms or in many other capacities. I can't wait until my son starts.

  • (5 years ago)

    A community of people dedicated to the best interests of the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent Principle devoted teachers progressive student inclusion and conflict resolution programs

  • (5 years ago)

    this is a wonderful elementary school with great teachers a fantastic principal and a very involved parent community.

  • (5 years ago)

    A sunny place full of energetic kids volunteer parents dedicated teachers and an inspiring principal. Colorful art and crafts are created along a spectrum of subjects that include singing dance gardening ceramics and poetry. Children are active participants from 'runathons' to 'readathons' - all in all a great place to be a kid!

  • (5 years ago)

    The Teachers are compassionate commited and invested in the kids. The principle does a great job building this school into a tight community. The parents are active and involved.

  • (5 years ago)

    Miraloma Elementary has a diverse engaged community of families dedicated creative teachers and is led by a Principal with vision and charisma who knows every child and parent.

  • (5 years ago)

    Most amazingly compassionate inclusive smart and action-oriented community I've ever been part of from teachers to principal to parents to kids. Child-centered and teacher-centered learning environment at its best.

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