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Fairmont Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Posted June 22, 2014

First, let me state that my child just completed K here so I am basing this on one year. I am not familiar with the upper grades. That said, my child had a really good year - entered with a handful of sight words (and that is a generous assessment), finished the year reading Magic Tree House books. The K learn-to-read curriculum works! There was also a firm grounding in math and smatterings of art, science, social studies. My child's teacher was particularly proactive in getting in-class special events (the district discourages K field trips offsite) - they had visitors from Berkeley Rep, the Vivarium, Lawrence Hall of Science, SF MOMA etc. etc. The school itself has a wide socioeconomic range; we are not the only middle-class family although it's something like 2/3rds free/reduced lunch. There were no signs of bullying at recess or in class. The kids were very sweet. Room for improvement in the aftercare program (which is run by the city, not the school) and in the - sigh, Cheetos, really? in 2014? - school lunches and suppers, provided by the district. Pretty junky food, but of course you can pack your own and avoid the situation entirely. Very responsive principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

This is my 6yr old's first year at Fairmont but he has already made friends, loves his teacher (Ms. Cook) and is excited to be at school each day! The School itself is older and needs to be re-modeled (which is happening slowly but surely) but otherwise seems to be a great environment for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

Hmm. This school's facilities are not top notch. The gym has peeling paint, water stains, and due to lack of light, is very gloomy. It has 9 Mobil units, one of which is the cramped library. No bussing for non-special Ed students. The cafeteria food is so bad some days I literally couldn't tell what I was. But most of all that is the states fault from lack of funding. That part of Fairmont is under average. But there is a whole other side to Fairmont. Coach Lisa, you have left Fairmont, but you were there when I was.Mr. Ko, Ms. Rudback, you all BROKE my scale. Mr. Ko, I now know tons about the gold rush, and still love singing. Ms. Rudback, none of us will ever forget Mission to Mars at Chabot. You never let any of us give less than our best. Coach Lisa, you were nice and understanding, and frankly PE was everyone's favorite class. You teachers should get at least 7 stars! The kids were really nice too. Sometimes there would be physical fights, but most of the kids were doing the best with what they had. The kids get five stars, no doubt. since its being rebuilt, it can only get better. It had SO much possibility in a few years thanks to the great PTA, it will be five stars.


Posted May 17, 2013

Fairmont is a great neighbood school. The PTA is very active along with a great group of parent volunteers. The student population is very diverse, teachers are very dedicated to student achievment and our principal is visable and engaged with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

We have been pleasantly surprised to discover what a gem Fairmont is. Our teachers are top-notch, love the diversity of families. We've had a good time getting to know other families although our schedules are so busy. Love that the school is full-inclusion, my son made fast friends and is learning so quickly. Teaching is solid, credentialed teachers make a huge difference and are the reason why I would only do a public school. All the teachers at Fairmont are credentialed. Very happy with the school and are eagerly awaiting the rebuild!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Good teachers, good principal and staff. Parents dedicated to their children and school. PTA is doing an excellent job trying to get new programs and raising money for the school. It does not have high API scores like some of the other El Cerrito schools but Fairmont is a gem for what it does accomplish.Go Fairmont. We are proud to be parents of a child that attends the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

My child has attended Fairmont Elementary School since Kindergarten and we love this school. The teachers here are caring and experienced. The principal loves the students, whether they are "good" students or students that need a bit of "discipline" - notice the quotes here. We have a warm parent community that work together very effectively. Our community is very diverse with a nice mix of Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, Caucasians and every mix you can think of. I'm sorry for the 6/14/12 review as that has NOT been our experience at all at Fairmont. I feel that all students are treated with respect and fairly no matter the color of their skin or disability as we are a full-inclusion school. We did have one bad K-teacher this year - who will not be returning. We have Playworks which teaches physical fitness but also fair play and learning to get along. This year, we were able to bring back band. Fairmont is a nice little secret in El Cerrito. We don't have the high test scores like Madera or Kensington but the students learn to accept each others' differences in a community, family like setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

Fairmont is a very unassuming school, where my kid can focus on learning, and not have to worry about test scores or the latest gadgets. The teachers are caring and experienced, and are wildly popular with their students. Fairmont's diverse student population reflects El Cerrito and Richmond's demographics. It is a real place, where my kid learns that different folks have different philosophies, lifestyles and priorities, and may look different, but that what's important is how an individual makes you feel as a person. The school has music lessons and a sports program for all grades, and starting in 2007, a very affordable onsite afterschool prgoram. Fairmont parents in general are not very involved in the PTA, but there is a group of committed souls who tries its best to keep up the school spirit and make sure that there's always money for the important programs at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

We like Fairmont. The principle knows her school and the teachers we have dealt with have been excellent. The demographic ratio is a bit slanted and on site afterschool care would be nice, but there is also a new budget that will allow for building upgrades in 2008.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

I will try to briefly give a review of fairmont but it will be quite difficult. Fairmont is a very caring, community based school. The teachers hold some of the highest credentials in the area and most importantly, the children come first! no, the school doesn't look it's very best from outside, but the inside can not be matched. I highly recommend fairmont to those parents who put their children first!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

Please help the PTSA and the El Cerrito community in defeating the closure of Fairmont Elementary School. Fairmont is not only the first elementary school in El Cerrito and has educated our children for over a decade it is also the only elementary school that serves the residence along and between the San Pablo Ave. and Carlson corridor. I have been a parent of Fairmont for 23 years, my 3rd child is in the fourth grade succeeding 2 brothers. Teachers at Fairmont are experienced, dedicated,tallented and are quite knowledgeable. Diversity at Fairmont covers the world; including Special Ed.,ESL(in 2 languages), on-site after school care and a no-fee sports program supported by the PTA. This school is a wonderful example of how to live in 'harmony'. The teachers are all well versed to educate all children. THEY are our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

Caring teachers, good principal. Close knit school - everyone knows each other. Starting to see more unruly students. Greater emphasis should be placed on respect for adults, other students, and the school- taking responsibilty and consequences (notifiy parents, suspention for repeated offences). Bad behavior should not be tolerated in the learning environment. Needs to be taken care of before it gets out of hand. Disruptions make it harder for the students who have good manners and know how to control themselves. They should not be punished with apprehension and fear, but rewarded with the confidence and security of knowing they are safe and in control of their school. Overall a good school, great students- great staff- great parents. We've had no bad experiences, K-4th alot of good times and touching memories children need to be more challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

This scholl's administration is disorganized and sloppy. Children wander around the grounds aimlessly and sit in the admin office with no attention from the staff. I was given conflicting information in enrollment every time I contact them, and then they misplaced the forms. I requested a transfer and would home school before I would send my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

804

Change from
2012 to 2013

+10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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This school's
API score

804

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+10

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
17%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
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 60% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
58%
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 60% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students60%
Females62%
Males58%
African American61%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner51%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students55%
Females56%
Males55%
African American33%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner51%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
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 Students32%
Females32%
Males33%
African American29%
Asian21%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females51%
Males62%
African American53%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate58%
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 Students61%
Females60%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students68%
Females69%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students58%
Females59%
Males57%
African American53%
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females71%
Males61%
African American60%
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students55%
Females64%
Males46%
African American53%
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate85%
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 Students74%
Females86%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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 state82%

Math

All Students56%
Females68%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
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 state64%
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
Hispanic 38%
Asian 21%
Black 18%
White 16%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/AN/A
English language learners 42%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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724 Kearney Street
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Phone: (510) 559-1361

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