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About This School

Rooftop Elementary School is a public middle school in San Francisco. The principal of Rooftop Elementary School is Jeff Burgos. 584 children attend Rooftop Elementary School and identify primarily as Filipino, Asian, and Hispanic. 18% of the Rooftop Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 36% of the 584 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Rooftop Elementary School is 19:1. St. Philip School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 4% 6%
Asian 27% 41%
Hispanic 24% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 12%
Multiracial 14% %
Unspecified 11% 5%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 56447%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 56%
Limited English proficiency 18% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is an amazing school! Kids here get exposed to the opera the symphony jazz dance art.. there's even a garden for science. The teachers can be hit and miss like any other school but there are so many programs that support the curriculum that each child gets a lot! The new principal is great and the the school has a welcoming attitude and teaches the kids to accept differences. We love it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school with strong parent community. The teachers really care about tthe kids. The new principal is great and makes it a priority to know all the kids by name.

  • (2 years ago)

    We feel very lucky to be a part of this unique school and fabulous community. This school is about the big picture not just test scores. Children here come away with a well rounded education and are part of a richly diverse student body that represents the city beautifully.

  • (3 years ago)

    While the elementary school is good the middle school is just awful. By the time the kids get there they're in tight cliques--not the school's fault but the school's response to this is just awful. They try but it's all lip service. Except for one or two good teachers the middle school is very mediocre. There are no honors classes so some kids are either very bored or over stretched. It's easy for mediocre students to do well here if the teachers like them. If I had to do it again I'd definitely take my son out after elementary school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rooftop is a spirit! I loved going here K-8 I made lifetime friends.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rooftop is an amazing school with a diverse community exciting arts-focused curriculum and dedicated staff. I am so happy that my children are getting a wonderful education here in San Francisco.

  • (3 years ago)

    Were art is not simply something we do but is the lens through which our children learn how to think creatively and critically. A place where community the joys and the struggles are embraced so our children thrive in body mind and spirit!

  • (3 years ago)

    Rooftop is truly a place that fosters a love for learning love for others and love for life. Our daughter is building the foundation of learning that will stay with her throughout her life.

  • (3 years ago)

    Being a part of The Rooftop community has changes my families life in a most positive way. My children enjoy going to school to learn and I have learned the importance of being involved in a community that truly cares enough to make a change to better what needs to improved for our childrens sake.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers love what they do there and the parents tend to be very involved in the school. It's a great community to learn in!

  • (3 years ago)

    Rooftop is the most ethnically diverse public school in San Francisco-and the arts focus pulls us all together

  • (3 years ago)

    It comes as no surprise that Rooftop is one of San Francisco s favorite schools. A caring community a thriving art program stellar academics a diverse student body (more than any other public school in SF) smart teachers centrally located and what s not to love about programs such as sensory motor and nature science in the garden. Rooftop is a wonderful environment for kids and parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the wonderful community the teachers and staff and the great art program.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Rooftop Spririt shines through in ve==everything the community does for our children and everything our children give back to the community! Both of my children have had extrodinary years since we arrived 5 years ago. Thank you Rooftop!

  • (4 years ago)

    Rooftop is a wonderful community of faculty and families. The diversity of the school is embraced and celebrated. The incredible teaching staff are gifted creative and committed; the parents outstanding in their donatiion of time and skills. The incorporation of the arts is incredile permeating instruction across the academic spectrum. In addition to the academics and arts each month a different core social principal is observed - strengthening our overall social structure of our community. Definitely my favorite school!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's the best! The teachers are all united with the same vision of creativity and respect for everyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's the best! Artistic creative and tops academically! The most diverse school in SF!

  • (4 years ago)

    Rooftop's students benefit from a gifted group of teachers highly committed volunteers artists-in-residence and a diverse and caring support staff. My kids not only learn arts and academics they are empowered to question explore change and challenge.

  • (4 years ago)

    Rooftop makes it a priority to have diversity in the student body and the staff. The teachers and all involved are dedicated and committed to providing a good education for the students as well as preparing students to be respected and respectful members of the community. There is much emphasis on good communication skills and dealing with difficult situations. The school offers a well rounded education with everything from gardening to cultural activities to art to music and top notch scholastics as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    strong and diverse community with the arts integrated into every subject so kids can visualize what they learn and their ideas.

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