Manzanita Charter Middle School opened in 2000 for students in 6th through 8th grades as an alternative to traditional school settings. The school focuses on meeting or exceeding state standards using various methods of teaching as well as project based learning. The school offers block scheduling only. The student body is diverse with the population being 78% Hispanic or Latino, 11% White, 4% African American, and 7% unspecified.
Along with core subjects, Manzanita Charter Middle School offers painting and yearbook as extra curricular activities. At this time, the school does not offer any other activities or sports.
Parents are quite impressed with the many fund raising activities and school sponsored trips the students are able to enjoy. The curriculum is very challenging and parents love the safe environment. Students stated they really like the school and the teachers are the best.
The Academic Performance Index showed a decline in academic growth from 688 to 854.The statewide goal is 800.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades. The percentage of students passing the exams was below state average across the board in all grade levels and all subjects.
Manzanita Charter Middle School is preparing students for the remainder of their school years within a safe learning environment. To ensure your child will excel in the learning environment it would be a good idea to take a tour before enrolling.
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Manzanita Charter Middle School
3200 Barrett Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804