St. James School

321 Fair Oaks Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 647-8972

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 176 students 14 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

St. James School is a private middle school in San Francisco. The principal of St. James School is Sister Mary Susanna, whose e-mail is 176 students attend St. James School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. James School is 14:1. Edison Charter Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Asian 14% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent of four children I have had experiences with other catholic schools as well as public schools. I currently have two daughters who attend St. James. I decided to send my daughters to St. James due to the programs that differentiate St. James such as the special needs program and music programs. After joining the St. James community I became even more impressed with the quality of the programs- there is a big difference on having a program and have a quality program that is going to help your child excel. As one of my daughters prepares to graduate from St. James- she leaves academically strong which is critical in order for her to thrive in High School. Although she has a learning difference she is confident due to the support of the staff and encouragement for her to take risks.

  • (5 years ago)

    En st. James ud . puede encontar un alto nivel academico valores religiosos y morales sus maestros son bien capacitados nuestros hijos estan seguros y todos somos una gran familia ideal para los tiempos que vivimos actualmente.mi hija esta feliz en la escuela st. james.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great environment good education everyone is happy and parents are friendly nice and participate in all events the school offers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm really happy with my decision to send my daughter to St. James. The teachers are all really qualified and caring. It is a very nurturing safe environment. I really like that all of the teachers know all of the kids names and the parents get involved to make the school a really nice community.

  • (5 years ago)

    St. james is a great school the teacers are great . The principle teachers and parents are very involved in our childrens growth and future.

  • (5 years ago)

    We love St. James and by "we" i mean my daughter too. It's a safe nurturing environment with highly qualified teachers and a principal that is very involved the kids love her!. I love the fact that there's so much parent involvement. It's like a home away from home. They have a very strong academic program as well. My daughter is soaring there! i highly recommend that you visit this school and see for yourself. Nos fascina esta escuela es un ambiente muy sano y seguro con excelentes maestros muy profesionales y muy lindos. La escuela tiene un extenso programa academico y la directora tanto como los padres estan muy involucrados. Les recomiendo que la visiten.

  • (5 years ago)

    I haven't had a problem since my daughter (2nd gr) has attended here at SJ. I love that the the school has a Zero tolerance on bullying. The parents are are great! I am not talking about from my class but from within the whole community. Please check out the school you won't be disappointed.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school! Highly recommended!!! The 2009-10 was the first year my girls attented St. James and there academics improved greatly. Both of my girls transferred from an immersion program and I was a little scared that they were behind in there english comprhension by the end of the year they are both above average. My first grader made irst honors!!!! (Honor's start in 3rd grade and my other daughter is in 2nd). I do not regret transferring them at all great school would recommended to anyone. The teachers are great they are always there to talk to and always willing to help. The Principle Sister Mary Susan is great helps you out in everything she can; she is very involved and knows all her families!!! Great community!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I did not like this school at all. My son just went to this school for 1 yr. and i took him out..

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school very friendly environment very academically sound. But lacks drive and true structure needed when it comes to it's student athletes. The entire package needs to be completed (mind body and soul)for this school to be one of the best. Almost there!

  • (11 years ago)

    My child has attended St. James for 3 years and has grown tremendously. Not only academically but socially as well. The parent/teacher/community relationships are strong and it's wonderful that the principal knows every family by name and takes sincere interest in the well being of all the children. Because the school is small (approx. 220 students for K-8) my child knows kids from all grades. The after school program is wonderful and provides a place for my child to complete his homework have snack and play with his friends.

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