School Details

Parker (Jean) Elementary School

840 Broadway Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 291-7990
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 263 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

56%
60%
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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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
54%
46%
86%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
67%
65%
73%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
65%
60%
65%
70%
65%
56%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Parker (Jean) Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Francisco. The principal of Parker (Jean) Elementary School is Wesley Tang, who can be contacted at dongj@sfusd.edu. 263 students go to Parker (Jean) Elementary School and identify as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 75% of the Parker (Jean) Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 263 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Parker (Jean) Elementary School is 16:1. St. Mary's School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese

Sports

  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 85% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 12%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 4% 23%
Unspecified 3% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 56447%
Filipino 0% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 56%
Limited English proficiency 75% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our 3rd year at Jean Parker School and we are very happy to be here. It is obvious that the principal teachers and staff are all there to bring out the best in the students both academically and socially. The principal is a dynamic leader for the school who has fostered a team-oriented environment. He is supportive of the teachers and students and encourages parents to participate. The teachers are dedicated to their calling some arriving to work at 5 am and some stay late as well. They individualize the needs of their students and they listen to the parents and invite their involvement as well. We love that the students wear uniforms so they can concentrate on learning and not on what they have to wear or what others are wearing.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a gem if you take a closer look. I had a very bad first impression with the previous principle at the very first day I register my son to first grade here. But I quickly find the school staffs are well trained enthusiastic and committed to children's education. By the end of the school year I realize how much the previous principle has done to prepare the school for success. The new principle is energetic and easy to approach. I see great protential with this school and I am happy that my son is part of it.

  • (2 years ago)

    Teachers and new principal are committed professional and collaborative. The reading program is excellent...there are hundreds of books in each room so each child discovers the joy (& benefits!) of reading. My daughter is in her 6th year and we feel she has had an excellent education.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am so pleased my daughter is at Jean Parker. I was not ready to do a review when she was in Kindergarten but now that she is in First Grade I feel that I know enough about this school to whole-heartedly recommend it. My husband was the one who found this school at the enrollment fair while talking to the principle. He was so impressed and insisted I take a tour. I had been to every school Alice Fong Yu John Yee Hall Chin Sherman Lilienthal St. Mary s St. Peters and Paul Chinese American you name it I went on a tour. I wanted my child should go into the Bi-lingual Chinese program but it was not meant to be she was assigned to English. I was a bit disappointed but to make the best of it I enrolled her in Chinese school in Chinatown now; she has the best of both worlds. The teachers at Jean Parker are the best! I am so pleased with my daughter s progress and I know the teachers play one of the most important roles in her learning. She is motivated and challenged even though there are many students in her class that are not at her level she is given the opportunity to excel. If I were to choose all over again Jean Parker would be my 1st & 2nd choice.

  • (3 years ago)

    our child used to attend Jean Parker. I felt many times that things were not to my liking. I took time to be directly involved in the school and a closer look into my own childs way of thinking. I had a much brighter view of why somethings were dealt with differently. My child became a much stronger and better student because of the Positive Influences from The School in whole. Much respect for The Principle . As humans we must sometimes agree to disagree. As leaders we have to show high standards and act rational to situations that come to head. Jean parkers principle is very strict She is rash and cares about her students. It is Unfortunate that some parents cant focus on the situations that create down falls of there children and help better all involved by being more pro active in a solution rather than We are all human and the best we can do for Greater learning is to deal with conflicts straight fourth and hope that a positive solution can happen. We are very proud to have been able to have such a school help guide our child in his educational path. A parent

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't agree with Great School's rating of 8 out of 10. I think Jean Parker is a 10! The principal is a strong and visionary leader and the teachers are top notch. As a parent of children entering first grade I couldn't be happier. Jean Parker is a California "Excellent School" with an API of 850+ and rising. This ongoing success is due to the wonderful teachers who collaborate each year to create a strong academic plan and a principal who supports teachers by providing them with the time and resources they need to be successful. Project-based learning individualized reading programs and technology in every classroom provide students with personalized learning that allows them to excel and explore their talents. Staff work together with families and volunteers to create a warm and welcoming environment which encourages all children to do "their best work". Through partnerships with parent volunteers local businesses rotary clubs and the YMCA students also participate in art music dance/gymnastics and PE. Jean Parker is a hidden gem in the Russian Hill / North Beach area!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are Jean Parker are great. They are the reason why the API score is high. The principal acts like a dictator and wants things done her way. The principal will put on a phony face and act like she values their opinion but will later on act in her best interest.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children at Jean Parker. Jean Parker teacher's are hard-working and dedicated. I believe the principal needs to support and appreciate the staff more. Parents need to be more active and involve in the school. The inclusion program at Jean Parker needs to improve. Students are not receiving the service that is needed. Overall Jean Parker is average. The environment at Jean Parker is safe .

  • (7 years ago)

    Jean Parker is an absolute jewel of a school. The principle is a powerful and ambitious leader yet supportive of the wonderful and experienced teachers and approachable to parents and students. JP is a 'must tour school' for families in the neighborhood.

  • (7 years ago)

    I beleive the adminstrators are concern of the students. They care about them. Some afterschool intervention is provided in the school. However they need to improve the full inclusion program because those students don't seem to receive proper instruction at all.

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