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2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2020–2021)
Last updated: 1/5/2021
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2020–2021)
"Jackie Robinson Academy is a multicultural community of learners working collaboratively to instill in our students the resources to ask thoughtful questions, the boldness to take intellectual risks, the courage to follow their dreams, a sense of purpose and integrity, and the commitment to lifelong learning and responsibility."
Jackie Robinson Academy first opened its doors in 1994. Bordered on its four sides by a busy medical center, a strip mall, the Long Beach Transit station and a public park, Robinson is an educational oasis that currently serves approximately 900 students in grades K-8. Named after a great American athlete, civil rights pioneer, humanitarian and role model, our school community strives to live up to the values Jackie Robinson promoted: courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, and excellence.
A modern, urban campus located in the center of Long Beach, Robinson serves a highly diverse student population in the city named by USA Today in 2001 as the most diverse city in our entire country. The demographic breakdown at Robinson includes 74% Hispanic, 16% African-American, 2% Filipino, 2% Pacific Islander, 1% White, and 2% Asian, making this a culturally exciting place to learn. With nine home languages represented, our combined English Learner and Reclassified English Learner populations total 46% of our student body. Our entire student body is eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch due to a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.
Our dedicated staff and strong instructional program, includes a College Bound Pledge, Parent/Teacher/Student Compact, accelerated middle school courses in math, science, language arts, and history. We also implement English Learner interventions which include after school tutoring, Saturday School, and a college aide dedicated to supporting newcomers. Our upper elementary and middle school students have benefited from programs including photography, robotics, a 10-week Saturday STEAM Program, MESA, and ROV. A strong Student Council, Female Leadership Academy, Male Leadership Academy, and WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) support the entire school community with exciting monthly events.
A strong uniform dress code and student leadership and empowerment opportunities strongly support Robinson Academy's vision that every student can and will reach their fullest academic and personal potential.
Jackie Robinson Academy boasts the highest elementary to middle school matriculation rate in the district. Elementary families choose to remain at Robinson for middle school because of the strong sense of community and rigorous academic standards.
The Academic Performance Index Ratings continue to increase with a Metric Result of 46% Met or Exceeded in English Language Arts and a result of 44% Met or Exceeded in Math. The annual CORE Survey by Families continues to show a favorable percentage in the 90th percentile across all culture and climate domains and all across all subgroups.
In 1996, our school was honored with a visit from the President of the United States, and in 2002, 2003 and 2004, we were awarded the Governor's Title I Achieving Schools Award. In 2006 we were awarded the California Distinguished Schools Award.
Our elite and dedicated staff regularly participate in ongoing professional development, grade level and department planning and collaboration to ensure the consistency of instruction and expectations for all students. Although we are proud of our successes, our vision of meeting the demands and rigors of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for all students in every area keeps us focused on our common goal, with Jackie Robinson's legacy in mind, of breaking through all possible barriers to our students' success.
Last updated: 1/26/2021
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2019–2020)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/5/2021
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2019–2020)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||18.80 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||%|
|Hispanic or Latino||71.10 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||1.60 %|
|Two or More Races||2.60 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||83.90 %|
|English Learners||21.40 %|
|Students with Disabilities||10.00 %|
|Foster Youth||1.20 %|