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Caliber Beta Academy

4301 Berk Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

Mission

Caliber: Beta Academy’s (Caliber) mission is to achieve educational equity by shifting the experiences, expectations, and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. The school’s strengths-based educational program validates, affirms, respects, and supports students, families, and staff members to reach their full potential.

Curriculum & Instruction

Caliber uses a social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, and all students receive personalized learning plans to guide instruction throughout the academic year. The school also offers coding and a robotics program.

Culture & Safety

Caliber offers a variety of opportunities for students and families to engage in building a positive school culture, including the Black Community Council, Fall and Spring Festivals, and Student Council (middle school). Caliber also has a variety of parent and family volunteer opportunities.

Programs & Activities

Caliber provides a variety of after school clubs and programming, including: urban gardening, basketball, soccer, BOIS 2 MEN + GEMS, Lego Robotics, Student Government, Tennis, Girls on the Run, Flag Football, Band and Chess.

Enrollment Priorities

The following information will be used to prioritize applicants at Caliber: Beta Academy during the Round One student assignment process. No particular type of applicant is guaranteed admission, and all applicants are prioritized in the following way:

  1. Students who have a sibling currently attending Caliber: Beta Academy
  2. Children of Caliber employees
  3. Children of founding family members of Caliber: Beta Academy
  4. Students who reside in the West Contra Costa Unified School District boundary
  5. All other applicants

Caliber: Beta Academy makes every attempt to accommodate siblings who apply together in the same school year. A separate enrollment application must be submitted for each student.

Grades Served
TK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
School Hours
Mon - Thurs: TK: 8am -11:30am; K-5: 8am - 3:15pm; Grades 6-8: 8am - 3:21pm | Friday: TK: 8am - 11:30am; Grades K-5: 8am - 12:30pm; Grades 6-8: 8am - 12:25pm
After Care
3:15pm - 6pm
Before Care
NA
Public Transportation
AC Transit: 76, 376, 675, 668
Uniforms
Yes
Principal
Andrew Grossman (K–5) & Ashlee Gutierrez (6–8)
Contact
510.685.9886

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
859
Race/Ethnicity
5% Asian
16% Black/African-American
73% Latino/Hispanic
2% White
3% Other
Suspension Rate: 0.0%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 7.5%
%

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
47%
35%
Math Scores
32%
26%
Academic Performance
English Language Arts
25%
28%
29%
19%
Math
35%
33%
20%
13%

This school profile includes the most recent data available through CA Department of Education (CDE). Data shown is from the 2019-20 academic year, except for Chronic Absenteeism Rate, Suspension Rate, Special Education, Graduation Rate, UC/CSU Eligibility Rate, Academic Comparison and Academic Performance, which are available for the previous academic year (2018-19). Some data is reported by schools to provide more up-to-date information and may differ from published CDE data.

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