Yick Wo Alternative Elementary School
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9739-2;
s Russian Hill near North Beach. It is just downhill from the famous crooked street on Lombard. The school was named after Yick Wo (Americanization: Lee Yick), a Chinese owner of a laundry who won a landmark Supreme Court case (Yick Wo v. Hopkins). Since the school was founded in 1983, Shirlene Tong served as principal until she retired in the 2003-2004 school year. Darlene Lim was the principal until the 2006-2007 school year. Since then, Yvonne Chong has been serving as principal. In recent years it has received 2 California Distinguished Schools awards (one in 1997 and the other in 2000). Yick Wo also ranks as one of the best elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District.
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