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Summit Public School Tamalpais

3020 Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond, CA 94806

Mission

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.

COVID-19 Safety Information

As the pandemic entered our lives in the Spring of 2020, Summit committed to make decisions in the best interest of our students and the safety of our community. We have taken the same approach in designing our policies and practices for the start of 2021-22 School Year. We are excited to be back together in our buildings, and we know that as we enter this year, we must be ever vigilant. See website for more information.

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
NA
Public Transportation
AC Transit: LA, LC, 72, 74, 76, 376
Uniforms
Yes
No
Principal
Joi Jackson (MS) & Jareem Gunter (HS)

By the Numbers

Total Enrollment
521
Race/Ethnicity
8% Asian
11% Black/African-American
67% Latino/Hispanic
4% White
10% 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
40%
37%
Math Scores
32%
21%
Academic Performance
English Language Arts
30%
30%
32%
8%
Math
39%
29%
19%
12%

This school profile includes the most recent data available through CA Department of Education (CDE). Due to the pandemic and resulting changes to schooling, data is shown from multiple school years. Data shown is from the 2020-21 academic year, except for Graduation Rate (2019-20), UC/CSU Eligibility Rate (2019-20), Chronic Absenteeism Rate (2018-19), Suspension Rate (2018-19), Special Education percentage (2018-19), Academic Comparison (2018-19), and Academic Performance(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