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Emeryville, CA
Students enrolled: 448
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1070 41st Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

(510) 601-4916
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February 03, 2014
I thought it was a great idea when they decided on turning this into a K-8th Grade school. But now I'm wishing I would have sent my child to a real middle school. There are always substitute teachers. The principal do not know how to handle the middle schoolers. When a situation arises she ignores it instead working on trying to resolve issues she shuns away from it. The bullying is out of control. In order for this K-8th Grade idea to work I think they should have two principals there. One for the K-5th grade and one for 6-8th who have experience in dealing with tweens. It's sad to see the school go down hill as it is going because it was once a really nice, safe school to send your child.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
If there is a disconnection at the elementary school, then the parent should take this to the district office. Please don't let this pass by. I've had to take lots of things to the district office where my children attend Middle School. Elementary is the time students receive their foundation that supports them throughout their educational experience. This needs to be voiced again to the district office and if nothing happens call the Alameda County Office of Education and report it. Parents have to advocate for their children until they finish high school. It is so important! If I didn't do it, who would've. Students first ....Believe me things happen when you contact Alameda County Office of Education with complaints about your child's school.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
I've been here for 4 years and it's getting more and more disappointing to see the school going down because of lack of leadership. The principal is very disconnected with the children , the staff and the parents in so mNy ways, it's like she don't even care at times. I will be leaving this school district for the next school year because my child deserves better.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
The Principal is very disconnected when it comes to the children. Children go to her for issues that the Teacher can't or wont deal with, and she dismisses then so they dont feel she will help with anything. Ms. Allen on the other hand was very attentive to the students..

- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2013
It's been another great year at Anna Yates! My son has attend for 2nd, 3rd, and now 4th grade. He is looking forward to 5th grade and his teacher Ms. Johnson is great. Computer lab, garden science, yoga, art, band and the standard studies ensures a well rounded child. The teachers are dedicated, the principal is friendly and cares. My son feels valued and cared for most of the time and as a parent I trul enjoy and appreciate being able to genuinely partner with his teacher to help ensure his success. I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2012
Their anti-bulling program was put into effect a little too late for my child. I found the teacher and principal to be dismissive and even questioned the validity of my claims, in a very disrespectful manner that I would not have expected from a principal. I did not experience the respect and concern for my child that others parents mention. I have heard many similar concerns from other parents so I truly hope that the current program is effective for the children's sake and their safety. I can not speak on their current program but due to their unconcern for my child the effects from the experience in this school still haunt the interactions at the new school.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2011
My daughters performed this week in the school play and the school music and dance recitals. Next year the school will expand to k-7 and all of the 7th graders will have electronic text books, similar to ipads. The school has a family feeling where older kids often take care of younger ones. My daughter reads to the kindergarteners and my kids and their friends feel like the art room and library are a home away from home. There are always things to improve, but Anna Yates seems to get better every year!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
It has been a great year at Anna Yates! My son loves learning and is enjoying his educational experience. He loves the library and reading and feels like he's treated w/respect. I appreciate the school's positive "360 degree person" approach to education and look forward to next year!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
ANNA YATES IS GREAT! Our 4 year old daughter started kindergarten there this September. She is our only child. We knew she was young and we figured that she can repeat kindergarten at a private school if Anna Yates did not work out. No chance of that happening! Her teacher Mrs. Jordan is making sure that Emily keeps up with the older kids and that she thrives. My daughter has shown incredible maturity and poise in the 3 months she has been there! We love Mrs. Jordan and we are so proud of Emily!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Anna Yates is a really small school that is trying real hard to make a valuable contribution and focus on excellent learning skills amongst its kids. The school has worked real hard to break away from its past and the issues around its district and improve the lives of its kids!!!! Three cheers for Anna Yates!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
Anna Yates is amazing! I am glad my children attend.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 21, 2010
What an awesome community of parents, teachers and students! The leadership is amazing!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2010
Anna Yates has helped me transition two step kids from Thailand to the US. They have talented teachers and plenty of resources. My kids get 40 minutes of personalized reading and writing several times per week, and a variety of benchmarking and assessments. There is a focus on college preparation. I supplement the education with a tutor and this seems to be a useful combination. Overall, the three years of education spanning 1st-3rd and 4th to 6th grades have been inspirational and progressive. The facilities are like new with competitive science area, playground and classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2010
This school is unorganized, unprofessional, and poorly ran, I have to agree with the parent that spoke about the altercations, my children has had their share of run in's while attending this school. Yes, children will have disagreements, But schools are suppose to have rules and regulations in place that deal with negative behavior, which in turn makes children feel safe, and I feel this school does a poor job of providing children with that. Instead the children loose recess, for an extended amount of time, (which means all they do is sit in the office, and do nothing) then turn right around and do the same thing over again.. What is that teaching them? Nothing

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 12, 2010
As a parent of two children at Anna Yates, I am very pleased with the school. My children are happy to be at school and are making friendships that will last through high school. Anna Yates is a school that strives to be the best that it can be. Teachers receive regular training in the best ways to enhance the teaching of writing and math. The students by sixth grade are writing with proficiency. Anna Yates is a school that continues to make huge strides in education. The sense of family and cohesiveness starts at the District Office and carries through to all the students. A school well worth checking out.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2010
I have been an Anna Yates parent for the last 6 years and I LOVE it! The staff are family oriented and are not afraid to show that they care about the students. I have never had a problem that was not handled professionally and in a timely manner. I appreciate them for the care and support they give my children and myself. I also high;y recommend this school to any parent looking to have their child where they can receive love and compassion away from home. Keep up the good work Anna Yates! I am looking forward to another 6 years with you!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2010
The staff at Anna Yates is very professional and caring. They are excellent role models for our children. There are many resources, despite the economy, available to our children. Teachers often provide support for our children on their own time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 10, 2010
This school is not worthy of a review as you can see great schools only gives this school a 4, that in itself should tell you all you need to know, yes, there are other factors, that come with this rating, but I am speaking from experience. My children has only gone to this school a short while and the experience there has been horrible, the staff is unprofessional, unorganized, and unaware. They depend on the students to keep them informed on whats going on in the school, there is little to no supervision, and because of their lack of interest or concern for their students, there is always some type of altercation.or confusion. I have never had this problem with my children before this school, no my children are not perfect but I have never had my children come home being picked on or bullied until they attended this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Anna Yates is a wonderful school. It has a warm community feel and holds high expectations for students.

- submitted by a teacher
September 16, 2009
While other California schools are cutting programs, Anna Yates has built innovative partnerships to make sure that Art, science, music, librarians, counselors, wellness programs school nurses and many other programs are going strong. The school has a lovely sense of family and was renovated in 2008 to add school gardens, a science center, art studios and a new field for kids to play on. The teachers work well together and parents are very supportive of the teachers. It's more than a great school, it's a great community

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 14, 2009
My daughter used to go to Anna Yates Elementary School she loved that school she still does but we moved somewhere else she had many friends she don't like her new school, so the people out there you should go to Anna Yates Elementary School it's great and safe!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2008
Anna Yates is an amazing school! The focus is teaching and learning, from both teachers and students. My son graduated from the 6th grade. Prior to him attending Anna Yates he was struggling academically. By the time he graduated he improved drastically and developed a sense of confidence in academics.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 05, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 10, 2007
Ana Yates is a wonderful school I have two children that attended. They attended an private school before going here and I honestly thought they wouldn't get the the education I was paying for from private school. but I was so wrong. the principle an teachers are wonderful and very educated I wish the school went to 12th grade. cause Ana Yates would be my school of choice. I highly recommend this school

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2006
I find that the level of parent involvement is great.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
I've found that the teachers and staff at Anna Yates Elementary, in Emeryville, Ca. are really concerned about the well being of all their students. The school has a wide variety of ethnic groups and all students and families are welcomed by both teachers and staff. My son loves the school. He receives RSP, and before at other schools it was an embarrasing thing to be pulled out of class. But here, the focus is equity and the students and staff are very accepting of the many differences that people may have. In addition, there are variuos programs offered such as music, art, dance, computer, science, photography, etc... My son has found a love for photography and science. The best thing is that he looks forward to going to school everyday and he is acknowledged for the hard work that he does. I highly recommend Anna Yates Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2004
this school is not a good school at all.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2004
Last year, our School became a K-6 school with new classrooms and a new community spirit. Thanks to a new parcel tax, the school is one of the only ones in the area that expanded its arts, music, math and reading programs. They hired new librarians and gave teachers more time to coordinate lesson plans. Test scores are up, and IKEA, Home Depot, the Rotary Club and the community rebuilt the library over the summer. The City runs an after school program that will move next year to new portables that are under construction. They pick the kids up and provide activities that compliment the kids' class work. It's not perfect, the food could be better (they just hired a new food services director) but they win the most improvement in a year award from me. Next year looks like it will be the best year yet. Check it out.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
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Anna Yates Elementary School
1070 41st Street, Emeryville, CA  94608
(510) 601-4916
Last modified Anna Yates Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Anna Yates Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top