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Welcome to the Collins Elementary School website

 
The school is located in a primarily middle-income residential area of Pinole. To one side of Collins School there is a small downtown area of the original community. On the other side of Collins School there is a freeway entrance providing convenient access to large shopping centers as well as to the rest of the Bay Area. A special feature of the school is a day care center for kindergarten through sixth grade students. Currently, Collins receives categorical support for school programs from the School and Library Improvement Block (SLIB). These monies support all students here at Collins. In addition, EIA/LEP and ELAP funds support the learning of English Learners here at Collins.

Collins School has a traditional educational program. Each year in the spring, students in grades 2-6 are administered the STAR test. In the fall, winter and spring, the students in grades K-6 are administered the district's writing, reading and math assessments. Parents receive the results of these tests at conferences in November and/or they are sent home in the spring. Students receive three report cards each year. Also, parent/teacher conferences are held annually in November. Bilingual students are assessed by the Registration and Placement Center (RAP) of the English Learners Department to identify their level of English proficiency. Their teachers and the district assess all students in grade 3 for the Gifted and Talented program. Students in the 5th grade receive a physical fitness test in midyear of each school year. Parents receive the results of this test via a notice sent home (student score report).

The teachers and staff are aware that all students learn using a variety of modalities. Example: auditory, kinesthetic, and visual. Therefore, several additional educational supports are present in the curricula at Margaret Collins School . Example: Everyday Calendar Math kits, listening centers, multi-media technology including the computer center and internet access for upper grade students in their classrooms, phonics (Open Court), study trips, Teacher Cadet program, after-school programs, parent workshops, and reading support. Our teachers work under the belief that all students possess gifts and talents, which need to be developed and enriched.