Home Page Logo
Golden Ticket 2017 Green Gate Garden - Education Outside Library
After School Program Music Nutrition Outside Educational Program SCORES
Parent Teacher Association
Chinese Bilingual Spanish Bilingual
1923 and 1929 1930's 1950's 1960 May
Computer Science for All Computer Lab Mascot Technology Plan
03.jpg 01.jpg 02.jpg 04.jpg 05.jpg 06.jpg 07.jpg 08.jpg 09.jpg 10.jpg 12.jpg 13.jpg 14.jpg


School Information


423 Burrows Street

San Francisco, CA 94134


telephone     |  415 . 330 . 1530

...........fax    |  415 . 468 . 1742




Dr. Barbara T. Berman



Mr. Brian Purcell

Assistant Principal


School hours:


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday








Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday







Today: 4/25/17



Parent Companion Documents - Translations now available!


The Parent Companion Documents will be available in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese on Feb. 10.  These documents identify major learning in each grade level and content area, identify ways families can support children’s learning as well as additional resources.  Families can access these documents at sfusd.edu/reportcards.




Dear Parents,


Please take a moment to fill this important


for E.R. Taylor!




Estimades familias,


por favor tomen un momento para


muy importante para ER Taylor!
















School Site Council Meeting



Friday, April 28th at 3:00 PM

Location:  Library



Cantonese and Spanish interpretations

will be provided.


Please attend this meeting.





( 校 策 會 - SSC )



四月二十八日, 星期五,下午三時正


地點: 圖書館







Reunión de El Concilio Escolar




viernes, 28 de abril a las 3:00 PM


lugar:  En la biblioteca



Traducciones serán próveídas en Español y Cantones.


Favor de asistir a esta reunión.



529 College Savings Plan

Please help E.R. Taylor Elementary School, receive a grant from ScholarShare, California's 529 College Savings Plan. Vote for E.R. Taylor by clicking on this link: http://www.myscholardollars.com/?school=6409#vote-now 
 You can vote one time per day until March 24, 2017. Thank you for support.


Child Abuse Prevention Month.sch.loop.20170402.TITTLE.jpg
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.20170402.eng.jpg

Help Prevent Child Abuse

Child Abuse Prevention Month is a call to action to protect our most vulnerable community members: children. New data shows that child abuse costs the Bay Area xx. The impact of child abuse extends beyond the financial burden; it changes the trajectory of a child’s life. Victims of child abuse are more likely to fall into the criminal justice system, poverty, teen pregnancy, joblessness — this hurts the victim and costs the entire Bay Area community. It’s time for every community member to come together to protect kids and cut the cost to our communities. During the month of April, join us, and do your part: raise awareness, help your neighbors, and prevent child abuse.

Prevent Abuse  //  Spread the Word  //  Attend Events  //  Download + Print Materials

3 Ways You Can Prevent Child Abuse

1. Reach Out

  • When you see a family that is struggling, reach out, and see how you can help.
  • Be a positive role model to kids — be a big brother or sister, a youth advocate, or a friend.
  • Call 415-441-KIDS anytime, day or night, for parenting support.

2. Be Aware

Know the signs of abuse.
Children who have experienced abuse might:

  • Fear or have anxiety about being with a particular person.
  • Engage in developmentally inappropriate sexual behaviors: Children who have been sexually abused may use explicit language or act out sexual scenarios with dolls, toys, or friends.
  • Lack hygiene or care: Abused children may lack adult supervision, appear not to have received help for physical or medical problems, or look uncared for or unkempt.
  • Learn all the signs of child abuse.

Teach the children in your life know how to stay safe.
Safety rules to share:

  • Say “NO!” Get away, and tell someone if anyone makes you feel strange or uncomfortable.
  • Everybody’s bathing suit areas are PRIVATE. Others should only touch these when necessary to keep you clean and healthy.
  • Don’t keep secrets, especially if they make you feel scared or uneasy. No adult should tell a child to keep a secret.
  • Learn more child safety lessons

3. Always Report Suspected Abuse

  • Don’t hesitate; if you have a suspicion, report it.
  • Call the City of San Francisco’s Family + Children’s Services Hotline 415-558-2650.
Child Abuse Prevention Month.sch.loop.20170402.TITTLE.jpg



The “story” of E.R. Taylor Elementary School


Year the building opened:  1923 (main building) and the Annex building opened in 1929.

Current grades served:  Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Current enrollment:  695


Academic Performance Index (API) – 873  ß School Year 2012 - 2013

School Quality Improvement Index (SQII) – 77/ 100 ß School Year 2015 - 2016

National Blue Ribbon Award School – 2009

California Distinguished School Award – 2012

California State Title I Academic Achievement Award School – 2010

CSS Shining Star School

Campaign for Business and Education Excellence Honor Roll School – 2013 and 2015


Quote #1:– “We are grateful to be part of the E.R. Taylor community!  The teachers, staff, parents and students are all dedicated to providing positive learning experiences for everyone.  For the past three years, my sons have grown academically, socially, and emotionally as students of E.R. Taylor.  What warms my heart the most is seeing how happy my sons are to attend school every day.  We do not take for granted the tireless work and dedication of everyone involved that has made E.R. Taylor a great school.  My sons have made memories heare that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”  E.R. Taylor parent


Quote #2:–“I love working here because of the richness and diversity of our student population.  It is a happy and safe place for kids.  I love the large size of the school because of all the things it has to offer.” E.R. Taylor staff member


Quote #3: “E.R. Taylor has been a family to me since 1983.  I was the first Special Day Class teacher at the school. The staff was remarkable.  What I really liked was that we were all supportive of each other, and that was kept me in the Special Day Class for 14 years.  When the school became a Consent Decree school in 1986---that was when we became a team. We had a Language Arts Room and a Science Lab. We got involved in grant writing. During Oceans Week we had a Flashy Trashy Fashion Show.”  Former E.R. Taylor staff member


E.R. Taylor Elementary School is a Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade public school located in the southeastern corner of San Francisco, California, in the Portola neighborhood. 695 students currently attend E.R. Taylor.  In 1975, students in grades 1-5 were relocated to Treasure Island while the school buildings were retro-fitted to be earthquake safe; E.R. Taylor Kindergarten students attended school at Hillcrest Elementary during that time. It was renovated again in the 1980s. Our school building was most recently renovated during the 2008-2009 School Year.  E.R. Taylor is located at 423 Burrows Street, and occupies an entire city block, bordered by Goettingen, Bacon, Burrows and Somerset Streets.


In 1923, E.R. Taylor was named after Edward Robeson Taylor, the 28th Mayor of San Francisco, serving from July 16, 1907 to January 7, 1910. He was a lawyer and a poet in California before he became mayor, publishing an 1898 book of sonnets based on the paintings of William Keith.  Edward Robeson Taylor was appointed mayor due to the resignation of Charles Boxton, after his eight-day term. When Taylor was sworn in, he became the oldest mayor of San Francisco to be sworn in at 68 years old and still currently holds the record today. He died in San Francisco on July 5, 1923. His remains are housed at the San Francisco Columbarium.  The political economist Henry George credits Taylor for influencing his work on Progress and Poverty, one of the most popular and influential books in American history.[


On November 18, 1976, E.R. Taylor celebrated an Open House, which included a Children’s Program.  Participants were able to tour the new facility after it had been retrofitted.


In 2000, E.R. Taylor celebrated the 75th anniversary of the school by having student presentations in the yard.  Students, staff, community members and district office personnel participated in the event.


During the 1999-2000 school year, students at the school read a total of one thousand books; there was a giant worm that snaked around the school.


Many of our current students have parents who also attended the school.  Some of our veteran teachers have had the opportunity to teach two different generations of students from the same family.  The school currently offers a Cantonese Biliteracy Program, a Spanish Biliteracy Program, the English Plus Program, the SOAR Program and a Pre-Kindergarten program.  We value the multicultural and ethnic diversity that comprises our school population.



All EL students receive at least 30 consecutive minutes of Designated ELD instruction per day and Integrated ELD in all content area instruction.


*   *   *   *   *   *   *


每天, 母為非英語的學生有固定半小時,

按水平, 分班學習英文。


*   *   *   *   *   *   *

Todos los estudiantes que hable ingles como idioma segundo van a recibir  un minimo de 30 minutos consecutivos de instrucción el desarrollo del idioma de ingles Designado cada  día e también este el desarrollo del idioma de ingles esta integrada en toda la instrucción en todos los área de contenido durante el dia.

More Information of

We Are College Bound!

Blue Ribbon School.CA Distinguished School & Tittle I School Award Logos.jpg