Tenderloin Community

  • Tenderloin Community serves 298 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Tenderloin Community's student population of 298 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students298 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Tenderloin Community's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Tenderloin Community is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#6453 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
27%
11%
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Hispanic
38%
54%
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Black
10%
6%
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White
16%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Tenderloin Community.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.750.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Francisco Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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5  
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.
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