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Summit Public School Tamalpais

3020 Hilltop Mall Road, San Pablo, CA 94806


Summit Public Schools’ mission is to prepare a diverse student population for success in college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.

Curriculum & Instruction

Summit Tam prepares students for college through personalized project-based learning, mentorship, and reading and math interventions. Students meet with their mentor one-on-one and build key habits such as time management and managing stress. Teachers build students’ critical thinking skills via a rigorous college prep curriculum, and specialized support is offered in class and after school.

Culture & Safety

Summit Tam offers a robust mentoring program that builds authentic connections and supports students in achieving their academic goals. Summit also practices restorative justice to ensure all students contribute positively to the school community and meet behavior expectations. Both students and parents are empowered to be involved in this program, and Summit Tam also offers a parent education series and numerous volunteer opportunities. To build a positive culture, Summit Tam has rallies, spirit weeks, dances, and cultural celebrations.

Programs & Activities

Summit Tam offers many clubs and sports, such as yearbook, drama, Service Club, Girl Scouts, chess, student ambassadors, Event Planner Club, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and cheer. Summit Tam communicates regularly with parents and families via weekly newsletters, TeamSnap, robo-calls, and mailers. Summit Tam also offers a parent education series, as well as a parent organization, POP (Parents of the Pack). After school programming includes Boys & Girls Clubs, sports, academic support, and a variety of other clubs.

Enrollment Priorities

The following information will be used to prioritize applicants at Summit Tamalpais 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 of current Summit employees or children of Summit Tamalpais founders
  2. Students who have a sibling currently attending Summit Tamalpais and live in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) boundary
  3. Students who have a sibling currently attending Summit Tamalpais
  4. Students who reside in the Highland Elementary School attendance boundary
  5. Students who reside in the West Contra Costa Unified School District boundary
  6. All other applicants
Grades Served
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
School Hours
8:10am - 3:20pm
After Care
3:30pm - 5pm
Before Care
Public Transportation
AC Transit: LA, LC, 72, 74, 76, 376
Joi Jackson (MS) & Abbie Ridenour (HS)

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
9% Asian
13% Black/African-American
60% Latino/Hispanic
4% White
13% Other
Suspension Rate: 14.4%
Chronic Absenteeism Rate: 12.8%

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). 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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Summit Public School Tamalpais