A Guide to School Zones
Berkeley Unified School District is divided into three zones for elementary schools. The zones were adopted by the BUSD Board of Education on July 13, 1994. In 2010, demographic changes and increased enrollment required Malcolm X and Berkeley Arts Magnet to become two-zone schools. On June 15, 2022 the Board approved the creation of a 3 zone Middle School model: King, Longfellow, and Willard.
Sylvia Mendez Elementary School (formerly named Le Conte) became a district-wide Two Way Immersion School in Fall of 2013, and is now open to students from all three school zones interested in participating in the Spanish/English immersion program.
- Central – Cragmont, Oxford, Washington, Berkeley Arts Magnet, Malcolm X
- Northwest – Rosa Parks, Ruth Acty, Thousand Oaks, Berkeley Arts Magnet
- Southeast – Emerson, John Muir, Malcolm X
* Sylvia Mendez offers the district-wide Two Way Immersion (TWI) Spanish-English program for all incoming kindergarteners.
Please note this directory only applies to property located in Berkeley.