33 out of 10GreatSchools

Tenderloin Community

San Francisco, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 314


Tenderloin Community
627 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 749-3567
Tenderloin Community is located in San Francisco, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 3 out of 10
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terrible school, the principal does not know how to deal with difficult behavior issues that many of the students possess
My daughter has attended TCS since pre-K and is now in fourth grade. I have served on the school site council and interview panels for both principal and assistant principal positions. Tenderloin Community School offers a positive environment for all students, educationally and socially. As a community school it not only provides classroom education, but also a food bank, a dental clinic, after school clubs and support to help families connect with social services. There are monthly principal's chats for parents/caregivers and regular parenting/health conversations. There are two family liaisons, one of whom is bilingual English/Spanish.I am aware of the “worrisome sign” of the school’s test scores, but they are not “caused” by the teachers, the students or the school environment. Below average standardized exam scores are not “contagious” but are the result of segregation and other complex social factors. Although the faculty and staff provide quality education to all of the students, the biggest challenges facing TCS are not academic issues. Rather, they are social and economic. More than half the students are English learners, many have experienced significant trauma, and almost all live in poverty. Like most public schools in California, TCS is underfunded. And this school does not have the luxury of affluence to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars to the PTA.The school does get significant financial support from the Bay Area Women's and Children's Center. BAWCC funds a second librarian, the technology program (including iPads, Chromebooks, and staff), structured activity time (offered instead of PE and recess as an effective means to reduce bullying), after school art, homework, cooking, tech, dance and newspaper/yearbook clubs, and the dental clinic. They also consistently advocate for the well-being of the community, both at school and beyond.Is Tenderloin Community School perfect? Of course not, because no school is. Yet it has been a great place for my daughter to learn and a wonderful community to be a part of.
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.
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...'
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