St. John The Baptist

11156 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 234-2244

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 211 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

St. John The Baptist is a private middle school in El Cerrito. The principal of St. John The Baptist is Mrs. Dina Trombettas and can be contacted at 211 children attend St. John The Baptist and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. John The Baptist is 21:1. Windrush School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 29% %
Asian 26% %
White, non-Hispanic 25% %
Multiracial 20% %
Black, non-Hispanic 15% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Good and caring teachers. Committed to a nurturing but discipline environment for our children. I feel that there's a lot of preferential status to some other parents and children from both the teachers and the principal. But overall love the community feel of the school and satisfied with the academics so far.

  • (1 year ago)

    St John's is at heart a great place for children to learn. The class sizes are small parent involvement is high and they have some great teachers that are committed to teaching kids in new and innovative ways. As a K-8th grade school the advantages to having your child grow up with the same group of kids and essentially the same staff (turnover in teaching positions is very low) outweigh the disadvantages.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. John the Baptist School is a K-8 Catholic school in an urban area. The student population is small and diverse. I really like the characteristics. The school does a great job in integrating technology and focusing heavily on math and science primarily in the junior high grades. The students have opportunities to meet friends across the grade levels during school events such as Family Day and get to form close friendships with their peers due to one class per grade. One very exciting change of the physical plant coming this summer will be the modernization of the school library which will include a smaller computer lab and conference room. My husband and I are very pleased with the education our daughter has received for almost four years. We are also parishioners at the neighboring church and love the school-church connection and community.

  • (1 year ago)

    SJB - El Cerrito CA. Academically so far so good. The teachers will challenge a student's learning ability. There is too much clique going on and favoritism w/ certain parents & principal. Teachers don't always want to be accountable which transfers to students not being accountable. Little connection between school & church; at least 2 of the teaching staff are bullies and not open to changing.

  • (2 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier with this school. The teachers are great and there is a great community of involved parents which I think is key to a child's success.

  • (6 years ago)

    excellent school. cant think of any other word to describe how we love st. johns

  • (7 years ago)

    St John is a great school. The teachers are loving the kids are great and the parents are supportive

  • (8 years ago)

    St. Johns is a great place for kids to learn and grow. The teachers are caring the staff works together to make a strong learning environment and they really take the time to help the kids achieve their academic goals. My daughter really looks forward to going each day. I like that there is a focus on family participation -- it helps to build a good community.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school for anyone. I like how at this school lets parents come and participate.

  • (10 years ago)

    Very nice school and great academics.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is a great place to send your children to. It taught my daughter great who is is now going into college at Loyola Marimount University and is now teaching my son who is in the seventh grade.

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