BUSD had an overall growth of 5 points on the Academic Performance Index (API). BUSD saw overall API increases of 31 points for English Learners, and 11 points for Socio-Economically Disadvantaged students as a result of targeted instruction to increase background knowledge and academic vocabulary. (Read more here.)
Dear Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and Staff of BUSD, Welcome/Bienvenidos to the 2011-12 school year! We are looking forward to the year ahead and continuing efforts to base our decisions upon open, transparent governance and sound fiscal management. We will continue to focus our efforts on the use of data to improve student achievement, strengthen classroom […]
An orientation to school for all incoming kindergarten parents. At the Adult School Multi-purpose Room, 1701 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94701. Thursday, August 25, 2011, 6pm-8pm. For more information, call 510-883-5224. Kindergarten reunión de orientación, viernes, agosto 26th, 2011 6-8pm En la Escuela de Adultos Salón de usos múltiples, 1701 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, […]
This year’s Annual Black Family Reunion is on September 17th from 11am – 3pm at Rosa Parks Elementary School, 920 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94710. All are welcome! Click here for an informational flyer.
The Network for a Healthy California, a federal program, funds garden and cooking programs at 6 of our elementary schools, 2 middle schools, as well as the preschools, Berkeley High and B-Tech. At King Middle School, the venerable Edible Schoolyard has been providing garden and kitchen experience for students since 1995.
The middle schools are alive with theater and musical performances, funded by Berkeley’s BSEP (Berkeley Schools Excellence Program) special tax. More information on BSEP can be found by clicking here, and information on the grade 3-8 music program, can be found by clicking here.
Jefferson School 5th graders on a 2-night trip to Kirby Cove. Thanks to the hard work of many parents through their PTSA, and organizations like the Berkeley Public Education Foundation (who helped fund this particular trip), the Berkeley High Development Group and In Dulci Jubilo, Berkeley public school students experience a wide range of out […]
Special thanks to our community for continuing to support art education in our schools.
Longfellow and Willard Middle School Jazz Bands thrilled the audience at Yoshi’s Oakland on May 2nd. The benefit performances raised $1200 for Berkeley Unified Schools’ Middle School Music program.
Tdap Alert! – Students in grades 7-12 must have received the Tdap Vaccine — if not they will not be allowed to attend school after Thursday, September 29, 2011. For more information, click here.