Jose Ortega Elementary School is one of San Francisco’s best-kept secrets. Our talented, energetic teachers use activity-based instruction to challenge students to reach high academic standards in literacy, math, and science. We integrate the arts, English language development, technology, and science into each classroom’s core curriculum. On 2007 statewide benchmark tests, Jose Ortega showed the most improvement among all San Francisco Unified School District fourth-graders, according to the California State Department of Education.
• Artist-in-residence leads a school-wide arts program
• Curriculum-linked field trips
• Culturally diverse student population
• Reading First program with an on-site reading coach
• Computers in every classroom
• Student Leadership / Student Council Program
• Green Team recycling club
• Traveling kickball program and cheerleading
• Nutrition and physical education program
Principal: Mrs. JoLynn Washington
Grades: Kindergarten through 5th
Contact: Phone: (415) 469-4726; Fax: (415) 584-7972; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours: An appointment is necessary, please call the office so we can arrange a parent tour guide to show you the school. Also, please let us know if a translator is required.
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Address: 400 Sargent Street (zip: 94132) in the Ocean View/Merced Heights/Ingleside (OMI) neighborhood. Convenient to I-280 and Junipero Serra Blvd, the Muni 29-line at Head St., and the Muni M-line at Arch Street.
Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Dress Code: Navy Blue Sweaters, Navy Blue Pants (No Jeans), Navy Blue Jumpers, Navy/Light Blue/White Polos or Blouses, and White or Blue Socks. If you buy uniforms online, check out our list of merchants who give back to Jose Ortega.
Transportation: SFUSD buses available inside assignment area.
After School Program: On site YMCA after school program.
2008-09 Enrollment: 267