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Albany Music Fund
1164 Solano Ave # 150, Albany, CA 94706
Albany Music Fund is a not-for-profit charitable organization previously known as Albany Music Boosters. Founded byMore Ernie Douglas, the group is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in music education, preserving and enhancing instrumental and vocal music in Albany schools by raising funds for scholarships, repairing musical instruments and purchasing instructional materials. Visit the Albany Music Fund website for more information.
Marin Elementary School
1001 Santa Fe Ave, Albany, CA 94706

Part of the Albany Unified School District, Marin Elementary School serves children from kindergarten through 5thMore grade and is one of the few public elementary schools in California to have received a distinguished Academic Performance Index ranking of 9 out of 10.

Find the current bell schedule here.

School Principal David Kumamoto can be reached by phone at 510-558-4744 and by e-mail at dkumamoto@ausdk12.org. 

As of Feb. 3, the school has a new attendance line: 510-558-4787. If your child is going to be absent or late, the school requests that parents leave a message.


As of 2008-09, the school spent $6,560 per pupil (compared with $5,443 per pupil in the district and $5,512 in the state). However, $1,587 was supplemental.

The average teacher salary was $57,255, compared with $64,086 in the district and $65,425 in the state. Download the Marin Elementary School Data PDF for more information.

The school was 59 percent white, 23 percent Asian and 7 percent Latino in 2008-09. Additionally, 9 percent of students were categorized as socioeconomically disadvantaged; 17 percent as English learners; and 2 percent as having disabilities.

The school offers a number of ways for families to become involved, including the School Site Council, PTA, Albany Music FundAlbany Education Foundation, English Language Learner Advisory Committee, SchoolCare and by volunteering in classrooms.

The school also provides classroom newsletters, phone calls, parent-teacher conferences and a school-wide weekly newsletter.

The school also has at least one parent "fan" site: Marin School Rocks.