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About This School

Tenderloin Community School is a public elementary school in San Francisco. The principal of Tenderloin Community School is Julie Norris-Salaam and can be contacted at girep@sfusd.edu. 354 students attend Tenderloin Community School and are mostly Multiracial, Filipino, and Unspecified. 60% of the Tenderloin Community School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 354 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tenderloin Community School is 18:1. Montessori House of Children School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
Filipino 5% 6%
Unspecified 5% 5%
Asian 35% 41%
Hispanic 34% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 12%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 56447%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 56%
Limited English proficiency 60% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I was a student in this school I graduated in grade five batch of 2010-2011 it was a good school I'm starting my old friends.........I'm Eric Bodestyne I was a student there for 6 years if my last teacher was Ms Angus I. Grade 5 if any of guys remember me mostly my old batch mates add me on Facebook.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child had a fabulous kindergarten experience at Tenderloin Community School. The love of reading and writing that he learned in just one year of kindergarten will set him up for a life time of school success what's the old saying ' everything i ever needed to know i learned in kindergarten...'

  • (1 year ago)

    In response to the last post; most of the staff at Tenderloin Community has been there for more than 10 years in fact 7 of us have been there for more than 14 years. It is true that the principals don't last long (the one refereed to in the post is now at McKinley - a school probably well respected by the poster). We also have a low attrition rate. We rarely have openings in K-3 after the start of the school year- so 350+ families are quite happy. We have many challenges but the staff and parental happiness in not one of them. The staff is glad to work there and the parents are glad to have their kids there (and I say this from reading and analyzing parent satisfaction surveys).

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm really shocked that people are calling this a good school. Everyone I know runs out of this place. I have never met one parent or staff member that likes it. The principal is out on leave and if she stays out the place might have a chance.

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids have been going to this school for 13 or 14 years since the school's beginning. I love this school because of its extreme racial diversity and afterschool clubs. A class of 20 kids could come from 10 different countries. The clubs offered could be Vietnamese tennis chess guitar and more. I've had one kid at the bottom of the class and another 2 grades ahead of her class so I don't put much emphasis on the scores of a school but more on the feel of a school. I like the teachers and the way that they teach the kids to get along with each other. The parents could use some of that teaching tho. The parent get togethers are too rowdy and ill mannered.

  • (3 years ago)

    My cousin so and so is loving this school! She learns everything she needs to know. I'm happy she goes to this school and loves to learn and meet new friends at Tenderloin Community School. Thank you to the teachers and staff at Tenderloin Community School for letting my cousin being in this school and letting her being a part of this school. She learned so much in Kindergarten this year. Thank you. One of her favorite teacher was Ms. Sizelove. Anyways thanks. HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GOOD YEAR FOR THERE KIDS FAMILIES ETC NEXT YEAR IN TENDERLOIN COMMUNITY SCHOOL!

  • (4 years ago)

    My kindergartner has had a wonderful enriching academic experience. The teachers are excellent and the school is a beautiful facility with many resources. However the district administration is slow to respond to obvious behavior problems that affect the learning of other students.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's helping kids and families who have so very little.

  • (5 years ago)

    I just finished my student teaching here and thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Excellent teachers great resources and an emphasis on community.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school. My daughter loves it. The teachers are great .The school offer alot of after school programs

  • (6 years ago)

    Give your local public schools a chance! The teachers are generally fabulous the students are diverse the facility is gorgeous. Students get computer gardening library and arts classes and there are many different after school programs and teacher-run clubs to choose from. The many visitors I get from the greater community are highly impressed with our school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has been attending Tenderloin Community for a year now and has greatly improved in reading writing and math. The teachers and staff there seem to really be concerned and interested in their students and are willing to go the extra mile to work help them be successful. The school is clean well kept and safe. I highly recommend it.

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