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Cobb (William L.) Elementary School

San Francisco, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 152


Cobb (William L.) Elementary School
2725 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3505
Cobb (William L.) Elementary School is located in San Francisco, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 2 out of 10
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Reviews9 Reviews

Here it is. Honesty. We were only part of the Cobb Community for the weeks leading up to the start of school Fall 2020 (think pandemic) and the first week of instruction, but what a POSITIVE impression. (And that is over Zoom!) It was with a heavy heart that we took a spot at the neighborhood school our son's sister was already at, for convenience in the long run. Mr. Funk, the Principal at Cobb, was so respectful, thoughtful and communicative. The staff felt so unified, with such a positive message of dignity and a shared sense of community. We are sad to have to leave it. Ms. Stolz, our son's Kindergarten teacher, was so sweet and engaging. Our son wanted class to last longer! I wish this school community the best and I highly recommend it to ANY family. (We are a white, educated, middle class family.) Be well!
I encourage everyone to tour Cobb and chat with Mr. Slife! You'll realize it's a hidden gem in SFUSD!My daughter started at Cobb in K with Mr. Henry. He is a fantastic teacher and was in the process of creating a custom curriculum for her when we were pulled into our wait pool school (2 blocks from our house) 3 weeks into the school year. I was reticent about Cobb (largely due to the attendance numbers), but fell in love with the school. Principal Slife is in his 2nd year and is incredibly energetic and enthusiastic. The kids and parents love him. The Family Liaison, Ms. Collier, is also fantastic. They started an attendance program this year (I saw the first award ceremony this morning and it was great -- a lot of parent participation). We switched because our wait pool school is SO much closer, but that is the ONLY reason we moved. In 3 weeks, we already felt like such a part of the Cobb community. As to the posting by "a Community Member" on March 16, your comment is incredibly misguided and ignorant. The school is small, so under the statistics principle "law of small numbers", the test scores have little statistical significance. My husband and I both have doctorate degrees and we were confident our daughter would get an excellent education there.
I give all 5 stars to this school, because from the very first year we started here my son's (he's in the 4th grade now) academic performance was always and is excellent, thanks to the great teachers. Cobb has became part of my family, my son and I love this school its gonna be hard for us to farewell, when we move to the middle. We love you Cobb family!!!!!!!!3
This school is wonderful! I initially wasn't sure what to expect when assigned Cobb but my son is thriving there. The school is bright and cheerful in a convenient location. His kindergarten teacher has been teaching for 25 years and I'm impressed at the jump in his english and math skills. There is a new principal, Ms. Scott, who is a great leader - very professional, motivated and eager for change - she is a wonderful role model for the students. The hours are very good - drop off from 8:15 until school starts at 8:40am and there is a FREE after school program run by the YMCA that lasts until 6pm and helps with homework and has after school clubs (my son has participated in all sorts of sports, ceramics/art, dance, etc) and has very dedicated staff (thank you Ms. Manika!) who is very thorough and gives us a great report at the end of the day. The diversity is amazing - finally a school with a good racial mix, something that is difficult to find at other schools. There is a good anti-bullying campaign. The downside is a lack of parent participation due to it being more of a commuter school, but the PTO is very active and Cobb is on the rise.
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