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Fairmont Park and Clubhouse
715 Lexington Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Fairmont Park and Clubhouse is located close to San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito off of a residential street. The park isMore fenced in and is right next to the Open House Senior Center. The park has a grassy field with benches, a modern playground with cushioning underneath and a number of basketball courts. The clubhouse is available for rental on the weekends and often hosts events.
Victoria Hughes, Harpist
925 Liberty St, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Victoria Hughes is a classically trained harpist who provides music for weddings, parties and special ceremonies. BasedMore in Northern California, Victoria has become well known for her performances around the Bay Area, having played for five years at the famous "Top of the Mark" at the Mark Hopkins Hotel as well as the Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont Hotels. Visit her website to hear audio samples of her performances.
Fairmont Elementary School
724 Kearney St, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Fairmont Elementary School first opened in 1903, before El Cerrito's incorporation in 1917. The school's websiteMore describes the school as having "a family-like atmosphere, small class sizes and our safe, nurturing, environment." It has a "Green School Project" and a school garden. Its special events include a science fair, a book fair, a family math/science night and a solar cookout, among other activities. It also has several after-school classes. It is part of the financially struggling West Contra Costa Unified School District.

The data below are from the 2008-09 school year:

  • Enrollment: 330
  • Average class size: 24.7
  • 2009 API (Academic Performance Index): 765
  • 2009 API state rank: 4th lowest decile (60% of elementary schools had higher API scores and 30% had lower scores)
  • Percent of students who are: African American 26.4, Asian 16.1, Filipino 1.5, Hispanic 37.7, White 7.9, Multiple/no response 11.2
  • Percent of students who are English learners: 37.3
  • Percent of students who receive free or reduced-price lunches: 69.4

Source: Ed-Data

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