South San Francisco, CA September 13, 2016 Submitted by John Horgan, SSFUSD
The South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees honored Spruce Elementary School and its community Sept. 8 as it observes the 100th anniversary of the campus. The site on Spruce Avenue has been used for public educational purposes for a century, beginning as South San Francisco’s first high school. In 1951, South San Francisco High moved to its present location on El Camino Real and the Spruce address was converted to an elementary/junior high school. Later, it became Spruce Elementary School. At the Sept. 8 Board meeting, the school’s current principal, Israel Castillo, accepted a plaque commemorating the school’s (and the site’s) history.