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R.A.A.M.P. Charter Academy

Charter | K-4 | 151 students

 
 
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2 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted January 13, 2014

I do not know if this school is still open in 2014 knowing the criminal that Karla Branch are maybe so? any child attending this school are not receiving a education at all. They are being bullied by adults and being treated poorly Karla Branch has the need to rule insanely she uses street tactics against the staff to do as she commands and those commands are against the students best interest I've never encountered a bunch of liars and trashy I've also witnessed a grown man her vice principal or whatever his position bully yell at a kindergarten lil girl child Karla Branch is an psychopath. No child should be in the prescence of these disgusting adults Close this school now if parents only knew of the treatments of your children Of course my child has left this school in 2011 I STILL THINK OF THOSE LEFT BEHIND and think of the stories from other parents that were told to myself it's a shame that Antioch, Ca has not intervened


Posted March 13, 2013

my child attended this school for 1 year. we as parents like the teachers, But the behavior problems of some stundents is unacceptable. Also the parents of alot of students are not involved in the school. The kids have to eat outside for lunch. Class size was bigger than promise. very dissappointed. My child will not be going back. I will put my child in a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

I agree with the parent who put in that there are some bad kids there but equally they have really bad parents. I pulled my daughter out of this school not because of the teachers or administration. The staff work really hard to keep these kids on the right path in their lessons and many of the students are doing great there. I pulled my daughter out because I got tired of the horrible parents and thier children. They do not make their children responsible for anything. Staff has to constantly discipline and the teaching gets interrupted because of this. I worked a lot at the school and saw alot. They have good teachers and they are trying to teach. They have good lessons. The score for the school went up like 50 points so that goes to show the students are learning even with the problems. My daughter excelled. I just wish that the parents could see the potential of the school, then I think things would turn around. I would have liked for my daughter to stay there but the discipline problems and the student/parent problem made it really hard for her to stay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

Very bad school. My kids attended that for one week only. My kids asked me to take them out of this trash school, for the reason that this school treat the kids so bad and the kids that are at this school just don't like school. Some parents usually like this school, for the reason that it is from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The vice principal or whatever he is, just told me many times that kids are LIARS, to don't trust in my kids, because I told him my kids has been complaint about the teacher. Finally my kids are not at this school anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2012

A few bad apples truly can spoil the bunch no reference to children. I could give a long list of of issues but I will not waste time. There are a hand full of teachers who are motivating and enjoy working with children and I hope they find another place to share their talent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

This is a terrible horrible school. They seem to be unorganized and not very friendly. The staff seem to think that they are suppose to worship the principle and shes the only thing that matters. Something is terribly wrong with the setup and staff at this school and I wouldnt reccommend it to anyone. They need to be put out or at least a get a new principle
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I am new to this school. So far I am excited about having my child attend RAAMP. We are looking forward to a good and productive school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2011

This school did not live up to it's promises or student/parent expectations. The board and administration has lost focus of it's mission statement. The parents are treated poorly and there is very little communication from the administration about major changes within the school. There is very little accountability when it comes to policy changes and monies collected for school extras like field trips extracurricular activities and enrichment programs. There has been a teacher exodus (which is terrible for such a small school) and the student turn over is about 50% each year. The discipline issues are among the worst problems. How can a school function if the teachers and faculty can not work out their problems and find solutions? This school was a big disappointment. The teachers quality may have been great and there was a great deal of parent involvement but so many left the school there was almost no one to continue the PTO meetings. The final straw for me was when the vice principle (or whatever his unspecified position was) repeatedly told a guest that the school had "bad parents" and the charter school "belonged to the principal". My children attend another charter now.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

623

Change from
2012 to 2013

-66

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

N/A


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

623

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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1 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students21%
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African American27%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students35%
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Malesn/a
African American36%
Asiann/a
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Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students6%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students12%
Femalesn/a
Males8%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students16%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 86% 7%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Hispanic 4% 51%
Asian 1% 11%
White 1% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Science
  • Technology

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Karla Branch
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (925) 754-9801

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

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  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Playground
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4730 Sterling Hill Drive
Antioch, CA 94531
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