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Boys & Girls Club
1427 Palmetto Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
The Boys and Girls Club is an inspirational alternative for many Bay Area students. The Pacifica branch offers manyMore services that promote self-esteem and character-building, team-building exercises and sports, and recreation with kids from other cultures and areas of the city.  Kids ages six through 18 are given opportunities for leadership, are treated fairly, with empathy and understanding and without judgement of past behavior. All budgets are accommodated with the sliding scale fees. Check the website for schedule and event updates.
Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School
1427 Palmetto Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044

Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School has a very specific focus in its programs and curriculum: sixth through eighth-gradersMore (11 to 14-year-olds). This means that beside educating students academically, teachers at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School must also educate students on how to become young adults. The base academic and arts curriculum at Ingrid B. Lacy is also augmented through partnerships with local libraries, the Boys and Girls Club and the Applied Technology Laboratory, among other organizations. 

The school also sponsors a variety of after-school clubs for students, including a marching band, jazz band, horticulture club and clubs designed to engage students in projects that benefit the larger community. Ingrid B. Lacy is the only school in the Pacifica School District that has a gymnasium on campus, so activities that require lots of indoor space are east to accommodate. 

The teaching staff at Ingrid B. Lacy has an average of 12 years teaching experience. Class sizes tend to be slightly higher than the state average, as do test scores, with a greater percentage of students considered advanced according to state standardized testing in math (excluding algebra), English, history and science based on the 2008-09 school year. 

The school also met its Academic Performance Index (also based on an annual state-designed standardized test) schoolwide growth goal in 2008-09, scoring 16 points higher than the previous school year. 

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