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Richmond College Prep

1014 Florida Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

Mission

Richmond College Prep (RCP) seeks to change community through education by providing preschool and elementary school academic services, resulting in grade-appropriate achievement, cultural enrichment, and strong moral character.

Curriculum & Instruction

Richmond College Prep (RCP) believes in goal setting and a growth mindset approach. Every class sets English Language Arts (ELA) and math goals, and every student sets individual goals connected to assessments. RCP provides progress monitoring for all students and interventions for students who need extra support, including Saturday School. The school uses a Reader’s Workshop model, and all teachers prioritize literacy during daily instruction in all subjects, including ELA, writing, math, science, and social studies.

Culture & Safety

Richmond College Prep (RCP) provides social-emotional support for its students. Teachers implement “The Toolbox Project” and Mindful Life, teaching students strategies to deal with conflicts and emotions. RCP has a counselor on staff and offers many parent engagement opportunities. For example, RCP holds a weekly Parent Coffee Club with an average attendance of 20 participants. They are featuring guest presenters, workshops, classes, and training on subjects such as family literacy projects, CPR, computer literacy, and more. RCP has two Family Nights (literacy and math) and two school festivals, which feature community resource signup tables and a Scholastic Book Fair. RCP also holds a monthly School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings.

Programs & Activities

Richmond College Prep (RCP) offers student leader programs, theater, gardening, and an after-school program, along with two community garden work days. RCP parents are encouraged, invited, and trained as necessary to support in the classroom and to chaperone on field trips. RCP communicates with parents via email, robo-calls, text messages, fliers, and posters. In partnership with the City of Richmond and West Contra Costa Unified School District Food Services Department, RCP has offered a six-week summer program, which included soccer and tennis lessons, as well as breakfast and lunch.

Enrollment Priorities

The following information will be used to prioritize applicants at Richmond College Prep Schools 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. Children attending our pre-school will have preference for kindergarten at RCP TK-8
  2. Children who are already enrolled in RCP TK-8
  3. Children living in the Santa Fe or Coronado neighborhoods
  4. Siblings of children already enrolled in RCP TK-8
  5. Children in WCCUSD’s jurisdiction
Grades Served
TK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
School Hours
8:00am - 3:00pm
After Care
3pm - 6pm
Before Care
7:30am - 8am (breakfast served)
Public Transportation
AC Transit: 681, 675, 668
Uniforms
Yes
Principal
Peppina Liano
Contact
510.235.2066

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
554
Race/Ethnicity
24% Black/African-American
73% Latino/Hispanic
2% Other
Suspension Rate: 5.3%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 17.9%
%

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
50%
35%
Math Scores
47%
26%
Academic Performance
English Language Arts
21%
29%
32%
19%
Math
22%
31%
26%
21%

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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