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AMPS Benito Juarez Elementary School

1450 Marina Way South, Richmond, CA 94804

Mission

AMPS — Benito Juarez Elementary (BJE) seeks to prepare students to become innovative individuals who take risks for the good of their academic progress and their community and who persevere as they seek knowledge through college and beyond.

Curriculum & Instruction

Like all AMPS schools, BJE provides a rigorous college preparatory and character development program. We provide Teaching Assistants in all classrooms and Paraprofessional tutoring services for all students. Our curriculum is standards-based and we have one to one technology devices for every scholar. In addition, we provide weekly an English Language Development (ELD) program and Individual Learning Block (ILB) where students receive targeted intervention and support based on their needs.

Culture & Safety

BJE believes in developing scholars academically and socially. The school utilizes a structured character development system called Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), which focuses on proactive and positive behavior choices and restorative practices, and has a daily Social Emotional Learning (SEL) block, which teaches children and adults how to effectively apply the skills necessary to manage emotions, set positive goals, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. BJE has a student wellness center and an onsite counselor.

Programs & Activities

BJE offers many extracurricular activities, such as art, daily PE, and various after-school programs, including sports, art, music, and a homework club. Families are an integral part of the school, and throughout the year, parents and families are invited to events such as school carnivals, book fairs, food drives, festivals, sports events, student conferences, volunteer days, and more.

Enrollment Priorities

The following information will be used to prioritize applicants at Benito Juarez Elementary during the Round One student assignment process. A 3:1 preference will be granted to in-district students (upon proof of residence); in other words, such in-district students will receive three numbers and cards. All applicants are prioritized in the following way:

  1. Children of BJE founders and BJE teaching staff members will be exempt from the lottery and the sum of the students receiving these exemptions will not exceed 10% of total enrollment.
  2. Siblings of students already enrolled at BJE, or admitted during the course of the random public lottery, will be also exempt from the lottery
Grades Served
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
School Hours
Mon - Thurs: K-2: 8:30am - 3pm; Grades 3-5: 8:30am - 3:30pm | Fri: K-2: 8:30am - 12pm; Grades 3-5: 8:30am - 12:30pm
After Care
3pm - 5:45pm
Before Care
NA
Public Transportation
AC Transit: 74
Uniforms
Yes
Principal
Kimberly Aberle
Contact
510.215.7009

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
421
Race/Ethnicity
3% Asian
2% Black/African-American
93% Latino/Hispanic
1% White
1% Other
Suspension Rate: 2.7%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 10.1%
%

Special Education

%

Economically Disadvantaged

%

English Language Learners

Academic Comparison
  • AMPS Benito Juarez Elementary School
  • Districtwide Average

Average academic scores (SBAC) for grades tested compared to the public school average score (district and charter) for the same grades.

English Scores
37%
35%
Math Scores
41%
27%
Academic Performance
  • Standard not met
  • Standard nearly met
  • Standard met
  • Standard exceeded
English Language Arts
38%
25%
26%
11%
Math
23%
37%
26%
15%

This school profile includes the most recent data available through CA Department of Education (CDE), 2017–18 and 2018–19. Some data is reported by schools to provide more up-to-date information and may differ slightly from CDE data.

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AMPS Benito Juarez Elementary School