Welcome to the Ford Elementary School Website
J.O. Ford International MicroSociety School is a diverse / multicultural, Reading First (NCLB), Title I school located in an inner-city community of Richmond, California. The site was built in 1949, and was named after Jeston O. Ford, a city tax collector and assessor. Mr. Ford served on the Richmond Board of Education for 30 years. Ford is a Title I, Program Improvement, year 2 school with 94 percent of our students receiving a free breakfast in the classroom every morning and a free lunch.
We strive to provide a rigorous, culturally relevant, standards based curriculum for our students. Writing across the curriculum is one of the our major goals.
Our qualified and caring faculty will provide a rigorous, personalized, interdisciplinary and strong academic education for our diverse, multicultural student population so that they will demonstrate their multiple intelligences, self-directed learning and be prepared to perform successfully in high school and beyond. Our students will demonstrate their abilities in critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication.
As participating citizens of J.O. Ford International MicroSociety School, students will give evidence of the use of lifeskills, and productive, responsible citizenship in “a peaceful place” (our school motto) - an emotionally and physically safe learning environment.
Beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, students in the west Contra Costa Unified School District can apply to a variety of schools and programs during the annual Open Enrollment period, including the new Mandarin language immersion program that will begin in the fall.
All Contra Costa and East Bay schools are invited to attend STEM Games on Saturday, March 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Richmond Convention Center. Over 25 student teams will compete and showcase their knowledge in science, math, technology and engineering. Click here to view details and register your team.
Kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 9, 2017. Click the link to view enrollment information and learn about the NEW online enrollment system.