The School

Francis Scott Key Elementary School was built in 1938 and was designed in the art deco style. It is located in the Sunset District of San Francisco a few blocks from Ocean Beach. It has 26 teaching classrooms with over 520 children enrolled.

The school provide excellent general education as well as a strong program in the area of special education. Learn more about the school at the San Francisco Unified School District website.

Each year the reputation of the school is increasing as more people learn about how great our school is. Test scores are increasing:

  • The API base score for 2010-2011 was 882 and growth score was 884.
  • The 2010 API statewide rank was 9 with a similar schools rank of 8.
  • Title I Achieving School in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, which designates schools that are high academic achieving.
  • Recognized in the 2012 and 2006 Honor Roll School by the California Business for Education Excellence for outstanding success in raising student academic achievement.

The school has met all California state API growth targets as well as Adequate Yearly Progress for seven consecutive years.

We are a district feeder school for A.P. Giannini.

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The Man
The school was named for Francis Scott Key who is best known for writing the lyrics to the national anthem of the United States of America: "The Star Spangled Banner". Learn more about this man