1731 Prince Street, Berkeley, California 94703, United States
Malcolm X Elementary is based in Berkeley , California. Their unique combination of performing arts experience and academic challenge gives every child the opportunity to learn basic skills, grow in trust and self-expression, and participate in a spirited learning community.
While passing through Malcolm X 's doors, student art tells you what students are learning about in reading, social studies, and science. Students receive intensive instruction in theater, drama, music and dance, and these skills are incorporated into students' day-to-day learning. At every grade point , children take part in dramatic plays and show their singing in the Chorale musical of the entire school. Students also learn about science, life cycles, and nutrition through cooking and gardening classes. Malcolm X Teachers work together as a team, sharing their ideas and techniques to ensure that all students have access to the best possible lessons.
From the transitional kindergarten to the 5th grade, the students at Malcolm X School know it's an exciting place to be! The talented teaching staff provide rigorous instruction in all content areas, enhanced by the integration of visual and performing arts into the curriculum. In 2016, the California Department of Education recognized Malcolm X as a Gold Ribbon School and also received the Title One Academic Achievement Award and the Exemplary Arts Program Award. The entire Malcolm X community is committed to building on this legacy of excellence in academia and the arts.
Malcolm X School's slogan is "Together We Can" and this collaborative ethic is evidenced by the way parents and school work together to help students learn and develop. Parental engagement is one of the foundations of school achievement, and parent volunteers help student learning in a number of ways. Their school is sponsored by an active PTA group, which plans community activities and collect funds to support their school programs.
Malcolm X's students develop an enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for diversity, and a healthy spirit of research. After graduation, Malcolm X provides expanded learning experiences related to the academic and arts programs during the day. Students have the opportunity to continue learning through programs such as LEARNS, BEARS, Project Connect and a variety of PTA-sponsored classes.
Students with conditions requiring special care (asthma, seizures, food allergies) must have a care plan on file during their school day. The BUSD Medication Authorization Form must be signed by the student's parent and physician in order for the school staff to administer the medication.