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K-6
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Fremont, CA
Students enrolled: 646
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4180 Alder Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536

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(510) 797-1135
(510) 797-0861
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September 08, 2014
So far I feel like we have been blessed. My daughter who is in special ed and is high functioning Autistic, has never done so well in a school. She was in the Hayward school district K-3 and every year a struggle. She loves her teacher Cynthia Foulkes and her classmates. Her behavior has improved greatly. So glad we Now are in this school and district.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
Most of the teachers at this school are really great and genuinely care about the students. I have had terrific experiences with multiple teachers in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th grade. Unfortunately, there really isn't a good option for fifth grade teachers - one doesn't seem to care and is occasionally mean, while the other is critical to the point of being harsh. Fortunately, this is only one grade. The sixth grade teachers are both so engaged and although their styles are a little different from each other, they complement each other very well. Their standards are high, but they make the curriculum fun for the students. The parent community is very engaged and the Principal has a good relationship with the parents. She knows each student by name and understands their needs and strengths. There are a lot of extra-curricular activities for the kids and parents are involved in many of them. It's a great place to feel like you belong to the community.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
the school environment is very good and the teacher themselves were very nice ,i rate this school one of the best elementary in fremont ,

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2013
Over all school is good....I am disappointed that this year that the teacher my child has is not bothering to reply to emails. At Open House parents were told that there would be responses to email anc concerns...Well so far it has been three days and no response. Other teachers my children have had there has always been quick response with in few hours. This year really disappointing. Hope things get better as year progresses.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Good Academic school with nice teacer & staff. Principal also so active & coperative in school activity. Excellent curicullam. Excellent and clean school.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
Oliveira is a very great school. My child has been attending since Kindergarten and is now in 3rd grade, and we have found it to be a welcoming school. My child is always excited to be at school. The staff and the principal are very welcoming. The PTA is just as welcoming. If you are looking for a great school where they welcome and encourage parents to volunteer you've found it...

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
I am quite impressed with how this school works and educated. There is a strong community amongst the parents and the teachers are very passionate. I feel very fortunate to have my child go there...now in her 4th year as a 3rd grader. In fact, I am so impressed, I have decided to become the PTA President. They earned every bit of the Distinguished School award they achieved.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2012
Impressed with School's progress from past 4 yrs. School has +ve thinking teachers, supported by Principal and community. Great programs, OOM, Glee club, Science, Sports and many more. Congratulations to entire school on becoming Distinguished school in CA. Cherry on the top is, their discipline, security and best community.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2011
Oliveira is awesome!! I graduated from that school last year,it helped me with leadership skills, and academics. You could do many things at Oliveira that will help you obtain nice skills in all areas of academics. If your doubting Oliveira, trust me you will be surprised how good we are ;D !!

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2010
The earlier principal was more capable,dynamic woman. than the current one. Teachers are great.However, my son never got one corrected homework or class activity back. I would need to correct it for him later in the day. Learning comes from correcting and reinforcement through activities and testing. Nevertheless, this school provides a safe and a disciplined environment for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Oliveira is a great school!! This is the 3rd year at oliveira school for my child and he likes all the staff and teachers. Teachers are always ready to talk and share things about the child.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
Oliveira has great teachers, and a wonderful new principal! They focus on giving each student what they need to succeed in life, and view this as a partnership with parents and the community.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
Is one school had constantly is making a great progress. The principal, office staff and teachers are simply the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
I love the school because it is friendly and encourages my kids to be great learners and people.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
I love Oliviera because it embraces every child into a learner environment and influences every child to reach for their full potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
My concerns grow for Oliveira. They have a difficulty getting to speed on communication with the family. Their web-site is non existent. Emailing the teacher takes a few days for response. If you cc the principal - your email is ignored. She has never replied to my emails, so I wonder if she uses a computer. My daughter was hurt at school (twice now). Neither time, has a yard duty person come to her aide. The last time she was hurt, I picked her up at school and took her to the ER -- per her doctor's instructions. No one called to see how she was. Unfortunate, because I even let them know we were headed there. Hurtful, because the yard duty person did not take the time to bring her to the office, nor does the office take the time to call and see how this child was doing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Our family has a couple of generations that have attended Oliveira. All have done well and all have come out ready for the next level of education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
I love Oliviera because it is excellent in each ways for kids - from Principal to staff and parents as well as with their studies.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
The principal, teachers, staff and parents all work together to create a positive learning and nurturing environment for the students. My children have thrived at Oliveira. I couldn't be more pleased with the education and support they receive there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
I love Oliviera Elementary because the staff and teachers are a caring and loving family

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Oliveira is really working hard with kids. Check out the test scores over the last few years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My son studied here from 2nd grade up to the 6th grade and he loved it.Its' time for my younger kid to start his education journey (KG) here.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
Oliveira has a great community feel around it, the principal is from the area and is a former teacher at the school. Test scores have ben steadily improving and the staff has an outstanding attitude. They are also extremely creative in their approach to problem solving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My child studied at Oliveira since Kinder, and now 5th grade. She loves it at Oliveira. The principal and teachers there put our children first when considering what is best. I've always been happy with the choice of teacher they put my child with each year after year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great school! Excellent staff and parental support =)

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
fantastic first grade teacher made an enormous difference in my son and therefore my family's life

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2009
It is an interesting school. My parents even went there. The principal knows almost every child by name and class. It is a small school but a good one at that. Since the 'uniforms' nothing much has changed. I love olivera in general it is a safe environment and kids can walk home without the feeling of being tackled. In fremont i wouldn't want a kid to go to any school but olivera.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
Oliveira is the best school because all the teachers; staff love all the kids there. They want them to succeed and be the best they can possibly be now and in the future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Hard working teachers, very efficient office and very involved principal. What more can I ask for?

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
It's a great school, the staff and teachers are supportive and work hard for it's students success. Parent participation is tremendous.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Oliveira has an amazing group of teachers. They are not only highly qualified and motivated, they also come up with the most creative ways to help students learn and be supportive of each other. My daughter has been at Oliveira for 5 years and every teacher she has had was fantastic. My kids love going to school.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
my daughter started at oliveira in her 1st grade and her teacher Ms park was as wonderful as her second greade teacher now..Mrs Daughty, she is a very nice teacher and so is the principal Ms J Lieu. Great School and Great Teachers:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2009
My son started as an overload student. He was there for 2 yrs. His 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Hamilton, and his 3rd grade teachers, Ms. Anderson and Mrs. Nakken were very wonderful teachers. I was amazed by Ms. J-Liu for knowing all the students by name!!! That was amazing! The staff were nice and easy to deal with. All in all, not only my son, I got attached to them too. At first, I wasn't so sure about the school's API, but in the end, we didn't want to move back to our home school. Unfortunately, at that time Oliveira was full. So, my son moved back. Up until now, my son still wishes if he could go back and I wish the same thing too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2009
My daughter is an overload student, we travel over 4 miles so she can continue going to this school. She is now in 2nd grade. Initially we were upset because the API at the school she was suppose to attend is higher but we are so pleased with this school we refuse to change her. The diversity level of this school is so much better than the other schools in Fremont wich is really important to me as we are well diverse family background. The principal knows all the students by name and does not hesitate to 'use it'. We love Mr. Padania as a kindergarten teacher, who is very organized and Mrs. Blackburn is so wonderful, she has motivated my daughter to read and now she loves it! I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
Very satisfied with this school! I agree with the other parent that says Mrs. Nakken is an excellent teacher! I have never met a teacher so honest, kind, reasonable, enthusiastic and effective. It is obvious that she is truly excited about teaching! We love Mr. Padania too! Another great teacher! The principal, Mrs. J-Liu is very involved with the students and seems to really care! . J-Liu handles concerns from parents with great attention even if she has a difference in opinion. She truly seems to listen and take action to alleviate concerns - large and small. She is professional. This school feels like 'family'. PTA considers all opinions. Office staff is respectful and professional. Children are rewarded for good behavior and encouraged to learn and enjoy activities. Playground is nice. Bathrooms are clean. I can't say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2009
Mrs. Nakken is an excellent teacher & it shows daily. There is active encouragement for my dgt (as well as others) to work at her higher potential. Math is taught pretty well in that she teaches them little rhymes/songs when intro. new concepts; then rote learning comes after. Word problems could have more emphasize. LA is taught pretty well-you can see Mrs. N.'s level of expertise when working w/ the kids in getting them to put on paper what they say, and it shows now on how quickly my dgt writes a composition as well as the quality of it. I only wish science was more, but budget crunch.... Overall school staff is helpful & friendly; office & principal does know all students on a first-name basis.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 28, 2009
My son completes K here as an overload and I loved the teachers here. The principal was awsome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2009
Our son has been going to Oliveira Elementry for last 2+ years. There are many wonderful things about the school, Principal, Mrs J-Liu, Librarian, Mrs Breen, 1st Grade teacher, Mrs R and 2nd grade teacher, Mrs Chan to name a few. In addition the office staff are fabulous and have great customer service skills/attitude. School can improve to become a better learning place, one thing I would like to see happen is for the teachers to address how to provide more challanging homework and activities for the children to keep them interested in learning ongoingly. Sincerely, Mrs. Ponder

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2008
I do echo along with other parents regarding the kindergarten program offered at the school. My childs teacher Ms Myhong Nguyen is an excellent teacher. My son did have a problem initally but with the help of his teacher he did very well socially towards the end of the school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2007
My son started in Olivera as an overload , but I must say I have never been happier. The teachers are excellent and they try very hard to fulfil their work as good teachers. The Principal - MS Liu is very good too. I am particularly writing this to comment about my son's kindergarten teacher- Ms. Francesca Imburgia- I must say she is gem of a teacher and my son is very attached to her too. The home works she sends home is very well thought and pretty challenging- I absolutely admire her energy and her intelligence. Sudarsana Biswas

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
My son came here as overloaded student and still here. I was little worried in the beginning by looking at API but i found out things are great specially principal< she is young, energetic and comes with an agenda which i personally think its good. when I compare this school with Forest Park the only thing missing here parents feed back or I should say volunteers. I believe school is doing their best now we the parents needs to support. also i would like to congrats principal for building such a wonderful compter labs (total 32 new computers, speakers, software etc).

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
Principal comes armed with an agenda which takes porecedence over the well-being of individual students.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
This is a great school. We came as overloads and continued to stay. My kids go to 6th and 2nd grade here. All teachers are very competent. Principal is the best principal I have seen. She knows all students by name! This year shool saw API grow by 29. I hope it continues to do better and become a top school in state. If parents can get involved more, this school can do wonders. We like school enough to drop kids 3 miles every day, when there is school across the street.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2006
Ths is a good school.But too crowded.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
This is a very good school. My nephew has some social issues and Oliveira was extremely helpful in getting him adjusted. I would reccomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2006
It is an okay school. There is a lot of parent involvement, the teachers are corteous and there are many afterschool oppurtunities.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2005
My review is for Kindergarten.. Teachers are the big strength for this school. I found them very qualified and good. They will challenge the kids quite a bit. The demographics is well distributed and the teachers and the principal try hard to make their school as good as other schools nearby. The parent involvement needs to get a lot better. I do not know about the extracurricular activities a whole lot.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2005
Very good school. Principal is so much involved in all the activities. I think if more parents get involved, the school can be among the top score schools in the state. Teachers and staff are friendly. Students are the top priority.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
- Teachers and principal are very involved with students. - Very conducive environment for kids to learn and grow. - They keep pace with child's abilities. Both our children go to Oliveira Elementary and we are very happy. We went there as overloads, but will most liekely continue.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2004
My son attended Oliveira for K and 1st grades. I loved it. He had wonderful teachers both years. Mrs. Nakken for K and Mrs. Takemoto for 1st. They were wonderful. The principal, Ms. Jablonsky, is also a great principal. She takes the time to learn the students' names and to talk to them and really listen. My son loved attending there and didn't want to leave when we moved away.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
Olivera is a wonderful school. The teachers here do a great job. The principal, Mrs. Jablonski is one of the best principals I have ever met.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2003
My son has been a student at Oliveira for the last three years and has studied under excellent teachers. He is currently in 6th grade and is enjoying and benefitting from each day at school.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2003
Mrs Hulvey and Mrs Schlein taught my son in Kindergarten and 1st grade and they are both excellent teachers. Teacher-wise this school is second to none. They are great. I expect Oliveira to score 810 this year in the API test scores.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2003
The kinderagrten teacher Mrs. Hulvey is great. The wealth of experience she has is obvious from the gentle manner in which she interacts with the children. Kudos!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My daughter was fortunate to have Miss Magdziak as her second grade teacher last year. She's excellent! Her leadership and teaching techniques are to be commended. She's so organized and made learning a fun experience. I loved the fact she exposed the children to liberal arts i.e., music, yoga, art, etc. I nominate her teacher of the year!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
The principal is outstanding. I hope she never leaves. She is great with the kids, and great with the parents. Very organized!!

- submitted by a parent
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Oliveira Elementary School
4180 Alder Avenue, Fremont, CA  94536
(510) 797-1135
Last modified Oliveira Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oliveira Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top