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San Jose Gigantes Promote Literacy.

Shirakawa School welcomes Mrs. Sugimura as the new principal for school year 2017-18.

Students perform Irish dances in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.


A big Thank you to all staff and parent volunteers that made the Book faire a very successful event!

Congratulations to our District Science Fair winners, Kenneth Vo (1st place) and Joao Costa-Val (third place)!

Science Fair 2017 Award Recipients.

More photos in our Photo Albums

Items donated to the families affected by the flooding. 

Thank you to our wonderful donors! 

For more information about Flood Relief Resources click here

More photos in our Photo Albums

Lunar New Year Assembly 2017. 

More photos in our Photo Albums .

Shirakawa's First Annual Walk-a-Thon a Success!

Click here to see more photos of the event.

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee champion,                   Rey Rafanan and runner-up, Kelly Tran!

Our 2016-17 Spelling Bee contestants.

21 Days Kindness Challenge.

Individualized Learning Opportunities.

Students work at their own pace and own level while teachers differentiate instruction with a small group.

One Million Word Challenge!

Second graders for sure know their target!

Learning Targets Posted in Every Room.

Students know what they are learning at all times!


Leveled Libraries in Each Class

Students choose books at their instructional levels.

Latest News

End of Year Events Hosted by Student Council

Student Council will be hosting 1-5th grade Field Days May 26th-June 2nd. Game stations will be set up for students to play during lunch recess, with otter pop snacks. Our annual Student vs. Teacher Games will be held in June. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will battle Shirakawa teachers in Volleyball, Capture the Flag, and Dodgeball during first recess, on the upper grade playground. Winner gets bragging rights!

7 FMSD Schools Named to California Honor Roll

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We’re proud to have 7 schools named to the California Honor Roll, which recognizes high performing, achievement gap closing schools across the state. The Honor Roll by CBEE is the only school recognition program in the state using student achievement outcomes as the criteria, and is a growing resource for all schools to learn about best practices that increase student achievement. CBEE utilizes data from the non-profit Educational Results Partnership, the largest longitudinally-linked, actionable school system of data in the country.
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Our Mission

The Franklin-McKinley School District will ensure all 8th grade student graduates have the skills and knowledge to be ready for a college preparatory curriculum in high school. They all will have the ability to pursue a program preparing them for university and/or careers and lifelong learning.