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Benito Juarez Elementary

Apply Now for the 2018-2019 School Year!

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! All AMPS schools are public schools, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


For our AMPS schools in Richmond, including Benito Juarez Elementary, visit our Applications and Enrollment page to apply online.

We are a Top-Performing Public Elementary School

At Benito Juarez Elementary, we are committed to our students academic success and developing a strong community of learners. 


It is our mission to ensure that each child exceeds state standards. Through our interactive and rigorous curriculum, we instill a love of learning that carries our kids throughout their life and helps them become socially and emotionally well-rounded. We believe through hard work, students can achieve any goals they set for themselves.

Featuring a Rigorous Academic Program

Our Courses 

  • English Language Arts 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science 
  • Social Studies 
  • Physical Education 
  • Walk to Mastery


Day in the Life of a BJE Student 

  • Fully immersed in English instruction 
  • Access to additional tutoring 
  • Immersed in music, art, and theater 
  • Given daily assignments outside of class 
  • Offered an after-school homework club 
  • Provided summer educational opportunities

And Interactive After-School Activities

We offer daily after-school activities including sports, art, music, and our homework club! 


BJE is also a proud partner of The John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth that gives students the opportunity to participate in college-level summer programs and online courses.

On a Community-Oriented Campus

Families are an integral part of our school and throughout the year we invite them to events including school carnivals, book fairs, food drives, festivals, sports events, student conferences, volunteer days, and more!

We Also Support Safe Transportation

Three Reasons You Should Join Carpool 

1. You live your life in the carpool lane and receive an official BJE Carpool Tag that gives you priority during pick-up times. 

2. You save time, money, and miles on your vehicle by splitting the cost and responsibilities with other BJE parents. 

3. It makes our roads safer. By joining carpool, you are helping get cars off the road reducing the chances of an auto accident and commute time. 


Join Parents in the BJE Carpool

Step 1: Visit the BJE Front Desk and tell them you want to carpool. They will provide you with a list of BJE parents in your area. 

Step 2: Contact your fellow BJE parents in your area to coordinate your carpool pickup and drop off location and dates. 

Step 3: Provide the BJE Front Desk with a list of students who are in your carpool for them to create your custom BJE Carpool Tag. 

Step 4: Hang your BJE Carpool Tag on your rearview mirror and enjoy your carpool!


Sign up for the AC Transit Bus 74 

Did you know that BJE will pay for you and your student to ride the bus? 

It's true! In an effort to keep our roads safer, BJE does pay for a Clipper Card for BJE students and one parent to ride each school day on the AC Transit Bus 74. This bus drops off passengers along Marina Way South, a very short walk away from the BJE campus.


Download our BJE Transportation Flyer to learn more about how you can support safe transit for our kids! 

Download BJE Information

BJE School Profile 
BJE School Profile (Spanish)
BJE Teacher Recruitment Flyer


Home Resources: These are websites and apps intended to give your students extra practice in various school subjects.  

Family Handbook: you can find our school policies in our handbook. 

Suggested Materials List

17/18 School Calendar

Home of the Mighty Mites

BJE Mighty Mite

2017-2018 School Calendar

Contact Information


1450 Marina Way South

Richmond, CA 94804

Office: 510-215-7009

Fax: 510-215-7016

Parent Meeting Policy 
If you would like to schedule a meeting with a teacher or school leader, please call ahead to the front office so we can find the best time for all parties. 

BJE Leadership Team

Site Director, Rocio Gonzalez 

Dean of Instruction, Salita Mitchell 

Dean of Instruction, Koritha De Leon

Dean of Instruction, Bien-Elize Roque-Nido

Daily Schedule


Grades TK-K - 8:30am-2:45pm

Grades 1-2 - 8:30am-3:00pm 

Grades 3-5 - 8:30am-3:30pm



Grades TK-K - 8:30am-12:00pm

Grades 1-2 - 8:30am-12:10pm

Grades 3-5 - 8:30am-12:40pm 

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