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Richmond College Prep

1014 Florida Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804


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.

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 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
Peppina Liano

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
1% Asian
21% Black/African-American
79% Latino/Hispanic
2% Other
Suspension Rate: 4.8%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 43.3%

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 data available through CA Department of Education (CDE) or other sources. Due to the pandemic and resulting changes, data is released for multiple school years: Student / school demographic data, Graduation Rate, Chronic Absenteeism Rate, Suspension Rate, Academic Comparison, and Academic Performance are from the 2022-23 academic yearUC/CSU Eligibility data are from 2020-21. Some data is reported by schools to provide more up-to-date information and may differ from published CDE data.

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