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AMPS Benito Juarez Elementary School

1450 Marina Way South, Richmond, CA 94804


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.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Please see the school’s website for COVID-19 safety information

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. Siblings of existing students of the Charter School
  2. Students who are enrolled in the immediate prior grade level of another Amethod Public Schools charter school
  3. Children of Charter School teachers and staff (not to exceed 10% of the Charter School’s enrollment)
  4. Residents of the West Contra Costa Unified School District
  5. All other students
Grades Served
TK, 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
Public Transportation
AC Transit: 74
Kimberly Aberle

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
1% Asian
3% Black/African-American
89% Latino/Hispanic
2% White
5% Other
Suspension Rate: 1.4%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 51%

Special Education

Economically Disadvantaged

English Language Learners

Academic Comparison

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

English Scores
Math Scores
Academic Performance
English Language Arts

This school profile includes data available through CA Department of Education (CDE) or other sources. Due to the pandemic and resulting changes, data is released for multiple school years: Student / school demographic data, Graduation Rate, Chronic Absenteeism Rate, Suspension Rate, Academic Comparison, and Academic Performance are from the 2022-23 academic yearUC/CSU Eligibility data are from 2020-21. Some data is reported by schools to provide more up-to-date information and may differ from published CDE data.

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AMPS Benito Juarez Elementary School