627 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Tenderloin Community serves 315 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Tenderloin Community placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 315 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Tenderloin Community's student population of 315 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
315 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Tenderloin Community is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Tenderloin Community is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#7795 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
19%
12%
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Hispanic
39%
56%
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Black
16%
5%
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White
11%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
15%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.76
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Tenderloin Community?

315 students attend Tenderloin Community.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

39% of Tenderloin Community students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Asian, 16% of students are Black, 15% of students are Two or more races, and 11% of students are White.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Tenderloin Community?

Tenderloin Community has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Tenderloin Community offer ?

Tenderloin Community offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

School Reviews

5   3/2/2019
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.
- Posted by Parent - Scott Bravmann

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 315 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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