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Leadership Public Schools Richmond

880 Bissell Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801

Mission

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.

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 9th grade 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 (as measured by most recent CST scores); and/or students who reside in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) boundary
  • Residents of the Kennedy High School boundary will receive five (5) entries into the lottery
  • Students who are not yet meeting grade-level standards will receive four (4) entries into the lottery
  • Students who reside in the WCCUSD boundary will receive one (1) entry into the lottery
  1. All other applicants

Students applying to 10th – 12th grade are prioritized in the following way:

  1. All applicants (no special priorities)

LPS Richmond 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
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
Uniforms
Yes
Principal
Shawn Benjamin
Contact
510.235.4522

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
597
Race/Ethnicity
2% Asian
4% Black/African-American
93% Latino/Hispanic
2% Other
Suspension Rate: 6.2%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 16.1%
Graduation Rate: 93%
UC/CSU Eligibility: 97%
%

Special Education

%

Economically Disadvantaged

%

English Language Learners

Academic Comparison
  • Leadership Public Schools Richmond
  • 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
63%
44%
Math Scores
27%
19%
Academic Performance
  • Standard not met
  • Standard nearly met
  • Standard met
  • Standard exceeded
English Language Arts
14%
23%
46%
17%
Math
33%
40%
23%
3%

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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