An interactive graphic created by CalMatters allows you to see how test scores changed at every Berkeley school through the pandemic — broken down by race, grade and other factors.
Sylvia Mendez Elementary School
Berkeley students’ reading test scores stable through pandemic, math scores drop 4 points
High schoolers saw the biggest drop in scores. Achievement gaps, still a major crisis, didn’t dramatically worsen as many expected.
Teen brothers killed in shooting laid to rest in deeply moving Berkeley funeral
Family, Berkeley High friends and soccer teammates said a final goodbye to Jazy and Angel Sotelo Garcia on Thursday, marking a “new chapter” of their grief.
‘This is a wakeup call’: Berkeley remembers brothers Jazy and Angel Sotelo Garcia
The teens’ mother and younger siblings, dozens of extended family and hundreds of neighbors, classmates and friends came together Monday evening for a vigil at Longfellow Middle School.
Meet the 4 new principals chosen to lead Berkeley schools this year
Longfellow Middle School and John Muir, Sylvia Mendez and Rosa Parks elementary schools all have new leaders at the helm for the 2022-23 school year.
Reports of suspicious man at Berkeley school lead to arrest of BUSD custodian
Staff say the man has circled Sylvia Mendez Elementary at least 10 times since October. He was identified as a BUSD employee only after his arrest.
Berkeley debates multiple plans to desegregate its middle schools
Community members are invited to voice their opinions in a series of town halls. Students won’t see changes until 2023.
Finally, a chance to learn in person at Berkeley Unified’s summer school
With pressure mounting for schools to address learning loss, BUSD takes care to prioritize socio-emotional enrichment.
Parents fear that elementary students opting for distance learning could be left behind
Parents worry that distance learners are more likely to be stuck with a substitute than students on-campus, especially a substitute without experience teaching online.
Jefferson Elementary School could be renamed after the first Black teacher at Berkeley Unified
Ruth Acty taught in Berkeley Unified School District for 50 years, and was a key part of efforts to integrate school staff in the early 1940s.
BUSD will rename Jefferson and Washington elementary schools in broader ‘Black Lives Matter’ push
Board member Ka’Dijah Brown emphasized that renaming of the schools is only a small step in the district’s work to address systemic racism.
Berkeley Unified could get a lot greener with sustainability plan
A proposal before the School Board this week could bring more climate-change lessons and compost bins into schools.