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Access Property Management
10955 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
This mom-and-pop business specializes in the property management of rentals -- not sales. Ernest Clemens, the friendly,More no-nonsense property manager, has been running Access Property Management for the past 10 years, handling properties from Albany and El Cerrito north to Crockett. Other properties are located in Richmond, Rodeo, Hercules and San Pablo.
Boy Scouts of America: Camp Herms
1100 James Pl, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Named after W.B. Herms, a former Council President in the early 1900s, this camp is open year-round and used as a CubMore Scout Day Camp during the summer. It has a meeting lodge, campsites and sleeping shelter, and is the base for the Fages Historic Trail.

Camp Herms is the meeting site for the local branch of the Boy Scouts of America. The Herms District covers troops in Albany, Berkeley, Crockett, East Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Port Costa, Richmond and San Pablo.

This site has been in existence for around 80 years and has historic buildings as well as modern, freshly painted buildings. It was converted from the Bates and Borland Quarry in 1929 and has a rich history of local contributions from residents and companies of Berkeley and El Cerrito.

Crestmont School
6226 Arlington Blvd, Richmond, CA 94805
Crestmont School is the Bay Area’s only cooperative K-5 elementary school. Located in the scenic hills of Richmond,More California near the El Cerrito border, it was founded in 1969 with the goal of creating an environment that encourages curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, joy of learning, and academic excellence for children of all backgrounds. Crestmont has a whole child approach to learning and values the “head, hands, and heart” of every child. Strong academics are taught in creative ways. Experienced, credentialed teachers use an interdisciplinary approach, project based learning, and teach skillfully to a variety of learning styles. Specialty classes include art, music, P.E., and Spanish. The campus includes a large outdoor space, an outdoor classroom, and a thriving garden program. Out-of-the-classroom learning is also supported with frequent field trips into the community including overnight experiential learning trips. Social and emotional learning are deeply valued as well, and are both explicitly taught and modeled regularly. The co-op model (in which the overall educational program is managed by a School Director and parents serve on the Board of Directors) contributes to a strong, supportive school community, which greatly benefits both the child and the families involved. Families contribute to the co-op in many ways and Crestmont is committed to making the co-op work for every family. There is active parent involvement in the classroom, which leads to a low child-to-adult ratio. Crestmont families come from Richmond, El Sobrante, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Pinole, and Hercules. Crestmont strives for affordability and offers high education value per tuition dollar. Thirty percent of Crestmont families receive financial aid. Crestmont has a serious commitment to ethnic, economic, and family diversity.
El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
El Cerrito High is the city's only high school and is one of seven high schools in the West Contra Costa Unified SchoolMore District. The school serves students from El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington and Pinole. The old school building was deemed earthquake-unsafe, and funds raised from a 2004 voter-approved construction bond financed the school's new building, which opened in January 2009. The school offers AP classes, many student clubs, and a technologically advanced new theater. The school nickname is ""Gauchos,"" a type of South American cowboy. Several former students have become well-known professional athletes, musicians and performers. The data below is from the 2008-09 school year: Enrollment: 1,208 Average class size: 25.8 2009 API (Academic Performance Index): 637 2009 API state rank: 2nd lowest decile (80% of high schools had higher API scores) Percent of students who are: African American: 35.6 Asian: 17.2 Filipino: 2.5 Hispanic: 23.7 Pacific Islander: 0.9 White: 16.6 Multiple/no response: 3.3 Percent of students who are: English learners: 12.6 Percent of students who receive free or reduced-price lunches: 37.3
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