Bayside / MLK School
For the 2013-14 school year, our new school site will be called Bayside Elementary/Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy (Bayside/MLK for short). We will work through a process next year to determine a permanent school name.
Sausalito Marin City School District welcomes our new Superintendent
Our learning community wishes to extend a warm welcome to our new Superintendent, Mr. Steve Van Zant. Steve comes to our District with twenty-eight years in the education profession, with five years as Teacher, sixteen years as Principal and seven years as Superintendent. He has led three schools to earn the California Distinguished School Awards, been named the National Distinguished Principal for California, and has served on multiple Councils in support of Education. We are most pleased for our District to have found such a leader.
Sausalito Marin City School District Celebrates Student Achievement
The Board of Trustees in the Sausalito Marin City School District received presentations from school administrators in the district Thursday night that showed a marked increase in student achievement at Bayside Elementary School and steady growth at Martin Luther King Jr. Academy Middle School. Bayside Elementary School saw a 54 point increase in the California Academic Performance Index, to 804 ranking it as a high performing school. MLK Academy has grown 64 points in the past five years. The school board commended the staff for their focus on continuous improvement in programs, curriculum and instruction. A focus on cultural relevance, project-based learning, arts and language integration have rounded out the comprehensive educational program in the district. Community agencies and organizations are also collaborating with the district to provide other needed services for children and families including after school tutoring and recreational activities. Combined efforts are resulting in improvements in student achievement. The district is accepting inter-district transfers and its small community schools are becoming more diverse.