School Details

Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

85%
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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

86%
54%
46%
94%
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

88%
67%
65%
92%
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

85%
65%
60%
98%
70%
65%
88%
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

Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Francisco. The principal of Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School is Valkyrie Choy, whose e-mail is choyk@sfusd.edu. 463 students go to Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Unspecified; and White, non-Hispanic. 43% of the Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 463 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Stevenson (Robert Louis) Elementary School is 18:1. Sunset Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 82% 41%
Unspecified 4% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 11%
Filipino 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 56447%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 56%
Limited English proficiency 43% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    We are very disappointed with this school. Children who are 1-5 grades are not provided with time in the cafeteria to eat lunch and have to eat standing in the school yard. The main bathrooms never have soap. The principal and many staff members are rude and not supportive to the parents. Gossip is terrible at this school too. The principal would not make any improvements when parents suggest sponsors or greening of the school which is especially sad since our city has so much resources to offer. The principal is a bully who makes everyone fear her. She threatens people if they bring any concerns to her.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son goes to Robert Louis Stevenson School. He enjoys learning here very much. All the staff and teachers are great to him and me. There are many activities at this school such as the All Stars ceremony Read Aloud Day Potluck and Students' Assembly.

  • (1 year ago)

    Robert Louis Stevenson School is a wonderful school. My teachers were great to me. They cared about me and were eager to teach me. I had learned so much from my teachers since they were so knowledge in all subject areas. I enjoyed going to the school library to hear the school librarian reads aloud and she taught me and the students activities on the laptop. I went to many wonderful field trips and had a lot of fun.

  • (1 year ago)

    Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary is a great school. The principal teachers and staff encourage open communication to all parents. New incoming Kindergarten parents are invited to attend the Kindergarten Orientation before the first day of school. New parents can come to learn about the school meet their child teachers learn about the curriculum learn about the teachers expectations and meet other parents. During the school year we will have our annual Read Aloud Day. We invite all community people such as the police officers firefighters doctors bakers coast guards etc. to come to our school to read aloud to our students. This is a fun and exciting day as the students get to learn about the different careers and meet different community people in their neighborhood. Another event that we have at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School is the All Star ceremony. We have this event every Friday at the end of each month. We acknowledge each child for his or her talents and creativity.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two daughters at Stevenson. This is a great school. The staff for its most part is super supportive and provide a great quality of education. It is very academic driven and like any other school will only continue to thrive as long as we have parent involvement. There are a few things that could be improved in the school such as the cafeteria and the kids play areas. However this will only be possible with the community support. This is a call to every parent with kids are RLS. Let's support our school and get involved in community activities that will elad to the improvement of the campus. Go Dolphins!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student that has graduated from Robert Louis Stevenson. I have started from Kindergarten all the way to fifth grade. In the last five years I have enjoyed school very much and often looked forward to going to school. The lessons are very engaging and I have learned many interesting and useful facts. However I personally think they need to do a better job on the yearbooks. One of my teachers was very rude to me and did not care for me at all and I was especially young at the time(first grade) but he/she has retired a year ago. My fourth grade teacher made the biggest difference in my life and I especially want to thank him/her. The music teacher was quite snappy and would get annoyed when you made a mistake. However I have made friends since Kindergarten so there is no need to worry about that. MANY of my personal things were stolen and they were hidden in the back of my desk(rulers pencil cases etc.).

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been at the school for over five years. We disagree with the critical comments noted below. RLS has an active PTA that is involved in many efforts. For example the PTA will be holding a raffle event in the next few weeks. Also the school works very hard at encouraging diversity. Although we are of a different background than the majority of kids at the school our kids have always been welcomed and do quite well socially. The best thing about the school is truly the teachers -- they are simply the best. And it shows in the good test scores at the school. If you want teachers who will push your child to do the best she can do RLS is the place to be!

  • (5 years ago)

    We are not pleased with this school at all. Yes perhaps the scores are high but that's not the only indicator of a healthy environment for kids. This school is lacking in communications with parents parents involvement and diverse activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    In my opinion the school needs a lot of work in school spirit diversity helping to close the achievement gap and helping students to get along socially. If your child is passive and of any ethnicity like African American your kid may not do well here. But one great teacher that I can rave about is Mr. Yohe!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended RLS grades 1-5 and now that he is in middle school I truly appreciate what a great school this was. It is very supportive positive and most of all safe. It was challenging enough since they have break-out sessions for GATE students which was great. His middle school does not do this which has been tremendously disappointing. I also really love the ladies that run the KEEP after-school program. They watched my son grow up and they are the nicest sweetest group of women. RLS is very fortunate that have them.

  • (6 years ago)

    R.L.S. is a wonderful public school with the small class sizes like a private school. The teachers are caring and involved with their students and the parents. It is a place where everyone get to know you personally.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both our children have attended RLS since kindergarden. It was not our first choice but we ended up being very happy with it. We have been very happy with the teachers. PRos

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal at this school does not support the Special Education program. Paras are the first to be cut. She does not attend IEP meetings. Beautifican of the school is her first priority.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a good school with wonderful teachers although more could be done in terms of principal leadership. We do not have too many newsletters from her and would like to keep informed.

  • (8 years ago)

    Fantastic! It's the best school my son has ever attended. All the teachers care about academics and the child's personality developement.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has started Kindergarten at Stevenson this year and we could not be more pleased. The atmosphere is both supportive and focused on learning. Test scores are very high. Children appear happy and well-behaved. School grounds and surrounding area are feel very safe and secure and are kept spotlessly clean. The campus covers a full block and has plenty of outdoor space. I have only attended the first PTA meeting so far but I was impressed with the level of parent involvement. Stevenson raises money to support PE classes for all students. After-school care is available along with music and Cantonese classes. The principal is very connected with students and teachers alike. I would say that Stevenson is definitely a 'hidden gem' of a school in San Francisco - and well worth visiting.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is an undiscovered gem.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very good school with safe after-school program. Unknown hidden gem. Once you can get past the seven schools that everyone else is going to put down as first choices you'll find RL Stevenson is just as good and much easier to get into.

  • (9 years ago)

    Stevenson is an excellent school. The staff is dedicated and helpful and the academic emphasis is very strong. My daughter liked the quiz the praises and slightly heavier homework load than the other schools. Her teacher is great. The school environment is very safe and it is quite convenient to get there (not much traffic around the school). The afterschool care is somewhat less exciting not much organized activities; still being on site it is very convenient.

  • (9 years ago)

    R L Stevenson is a more traditional neighborhood elementary school. Families at Stevenson are all very committed to high academic acheivement and work hard to support the excellent teachers with many classroom volunteers. The teachers are outstanding exprienced professionals with a wide range of teaching styles and additional talents to add to the academic experience. Unlike some of the better-known schools the PTA has very modest very specific fundraising ambitions and is very fiscally conservative. Although very few teachers leave R L Stevenson there will be a new principal in 2005-2006.

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