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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.

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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, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Student Government, Tennis, Girls on the Run, Flag Football, Band and Chess.

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 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-4: 8am - 3:15pm; Grades 5-8: 8am - 3:45pm | Friday: TK: 8am - 11:30am; Grades K-8: 8am - 12:25pm
After Care
M-TH: 3:15-6 (LS) & 3:45-6pm (US) Fri: 12:25-6pm No after care for TK
Before Care
NA
Public Transportation
AC Transit: 76, 376, 675, 668
Uniforms
Yes
Principal
Andrew Grossman (TK–4) & Tim Pruitt (5-8)
Contact
510.685.9886

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
920
Race/Ethnicity
4% Asian
18% Black/African-American
71% Latino/Hispanic
3% White
4% 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). Due to the pandemic and resulting changes to schooling, data is shown from multiple school years. Data shown is from the 2020-21 academic year, except for Graduation Rate (2019-20), UC/CSU Eligibility Rate (2019-20), Chronic Absenteeism Rate (2018-19), Suspension Rate (2018-19), Special Education percentage (2018-19), Academic Comparison (2018-19), and Academic Performance(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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