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Leadership Public Schools Richmond

880 Bissell Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801


Leadership Public Schools — Richmond’s (LPS Richmond) goal is to send 100% of students to and through college.

Curriculum & Instruction

LPS Richmond offers a number of support classes to help students strengthen their academic skills. Reading and Literacy support classes include Reading, English Language Development, Advanced Literacy, and Scholarly Academic Foundations. Math support classes include Navigate Math, Math Game Lab, Algebra 2 Math Lab, and Geometry Math Lab. Academic habit support classes include Academic Strategies and Scholarly Academic Foundations. LPS also offers tutoring, Homework Center, intervention by the Student Support Team, summer school, and teacher office hours.

Culture & Safety

LPS Richmond uses restorative practices to address behaviors that may negatively affect the school community. In addition to resolution conferences designed to address issues between individual community members, LPS Richmond institutes an honor code intended to clarify expectations and maintain an ethical climate that values honesty, effort, and respect for others. Violations to the honor code result in a meeting with the Honor Council, comprised of 10 students who work with the individual to resolve conflict and develop strategies to mitigate future conflict.

Programs & Activities

LPS Richmond is committed to strengthening students’ self-awareness and their sense of purpose, in addition to providing a rigorous academic experience, to help them make positive choices for their future and to support others in their personal growth. In order to help students explore and develop their interests, LPS Richmond offers job shadowing, Community Leadership Institute, work/study programs, internships, community service, and a wide variety of school-funded summer programs.

COVID-19 Safety Information

LPS will be returning to 100% in-person instruction starting on August 17, 2021! For everyone’s safety, masks will be required for all students, staff, and other visitors at all times. See website for more information.

Enrollment Priorities

The following information will be used to prioritize applicants at Leadership Public Schools – Richmond (LPS) during the Round One student assignment process. No particular type of applicant is guaranteed admission.

Students applying to LPS are prioritized in the following way:

  1. Students who have a sibling currently attending LPS Richmond
  2. Children of LPS Richmond employees
  3. Students who are homeless or are currently in foster care
  4. Students who reside in the Kennedy High School boundary; and/or students who are not yet meeting grade-level standards in Math or English (as measured by most recent CST scores and/or report card/ transcript); and/or students who reside in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) boundary
  5. Residents of the Kennedy High School boundary will receive five (5) entries into the lottery
  6. Students who are not yet meeting grade-level standards will receive thirty (30) entries into the lottery
  7. Students who reside in the WCCUSD boundary will receive ten (10) entries into the lottery
Grades Served
9, 10, 11, 12
School Hours
Mon & Fri: 8:30am - 3:45pm | Tues - Thurs: 8:30am - 3:15pm
After Care
3:15pm - 5pm
Before Care
7:30am - 8:30am
Public Transportation
AC Transit: 71, 72M, 76
Todd Irving

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
1% Asian
2% Black/African-American
95% Latino/Hispanic
3% Other
Suspension Rate: 6.1%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 18.5%
Graduation Rate: 93%
UC/CSU Eligibility: 96%

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 the most recent data available through CA Department of Education (CDE) or other sources. Due to the pandemic and resulting changes to schooling, data is shown from multiple school years: Student / school demographic data are from the 2021-22 academic year, Graduation Rate and UC/CSU Eligibility data are from 2020-21, and Chronic Absenteeism Rate, Suspension Rate, Academic Comparison, and Academic Performance are from 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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