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About This School

Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School is a charter middle school in East Palo Alto. The principal of Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School is Sharon Johnson and can be contacted at mike.barr@aspirepublicschools.org. 420 children attend Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 54% of the Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 90% of the 420 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School is 18:1. Cesar Chavez Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 86% 78%
Pacific Islander 2% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 4056%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 12%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.3%
Asian 0.4% 0.9%
Filipino 0% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 82%
Limited English proficiency 54% 68%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    It is an honor to work at EPACS and be part of changing the odds for our students their families and our community! EPACS is an inspiring place to be. Daily our families and students amaze me and our staff members encourage me to continue to better my practice. This is a phenomenal school and I wish every student had the opportunity to attend a school like EPACS.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wow! I have never felt more blessed than I do working at EPACS. I am proud of the hard work my students and colleagues do every day. All of the teachers care deeply for our students. We will do what ever it takes to see them succeed. Our kids will be ready for college and equipped to come back to East Palo Alto to make a real change in their community. EPACS - where Every Person will Attend College Someday!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is brighter retains school work very well and is a better student since he has been going to this school. Wonderful Teaching TEACHER's!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    East Palo Alto Charter is a model school. It is helping at-risk students perform very well academically.

  • (6 years ago)

    East Palo Alto Charter School is the only school in the Ravenswood School District that can show for its academic excellence. They have an excellent parent effort program. Students are also required to wear uniforms which is great because this way students do not have peer pressure. Something also very important is that serve ALL ORGANIC BREAKFAST AND LUNCHES. They make students aware of their feeding habits. Excellent school in my opinion.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been at EPAC since 5 years. I know most of the teachers and I feel they are very dedicated to the kids.I have found the teachers at EPACS very approachable and willing to think outside the box. I really appriciate the 5th grade teachers.(They Rock!)

  • (6 years ago)

    I grew up in public schools in Los Angeles and East Palo Alto Charter School is by far the most amazing public school environment that I have been in. The Administration and Teachers are inspired and the family participation is extremely high.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is the best thing that has happened to the Ravenswood School District. When I was faced with finding a school for my son who was about to enter kindergarten I learned about this school. The administration and teachers are great! They pick the best. There are some things that need improvement but they are aware of this and are constantly trying to address issues as they arise. My son is graduating from the 8th grade and I am pleased with the education he has received at EPACS!

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers at this school need to be more involved in the students progress. There is little help to make the parent understand what the student needs to improve. The principals and the teachers seem to be there while they study for their masters. Running a school and teaching is a full time job.

  • (9 years ago)

    You and your kids need to be at EPACS to feel comfortable and at home because at EPACS we all are a huge family and the kids are really learning and having fun! This school is great!

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