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Los Altos, CA
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1501 Oak Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024

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(650) 237-3900
(650) 964-9634
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June 30, 2014
Oak Avenue is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Not only do the children get a great education, they also get a community that cares about them. It is a very welcoming group of parents - involvment opportunities for all. To top it off, the school won the National Blue Ribbon award in 2012 - mark of excellence in education recognized by US Dept of Education.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2012
We couldn't be happier or more impressed. We love the teachers, administration and the education. But we also love the community including the parents and kids. Many kids in our neighborhood bike to school together and watch out for each other. The noon play staff and volunteers help make the playground fun and safe for everyone. The project corner stone influence has had an amazing effect. I think LASD is very innovative with teaching and has a whole child approach. To be honest and fair, the only thing that pains me is the lack of foreign language as part of the day, however, there are after school programs. Every event we have attended has always had more then enough volunteers and each younger class room seems to have volunteers weekly. Oak is small, caring and has been wonderful for us.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2011
Academics are rigorous and thanks to conciencious district budgeting and the LAEF, we still have our fine arts program, library, and PE k-6. The PTA is very motivated and proactive, driving many programs such as Project Cornerstone, classroom support, hot lunch, noon day, walk-a-thon, Junior Olympics, Geography Bee, Welcome social, spring social, auction, edible garden... etc. Every grade has a wonderful field trip that ties into a major academic theme. The 4th graders have an overnight in Coloma, The 5th graders spend 2 nights at the beach and the sixth graders spend a week at Walden West science camp. There are many thematically taught units that make cross-academic connections. The teachers we have had have all been very accommodating of the personalities of our children... even for my child on an IEP - the school, teachers, principals, have been more supportive than I expected. Oak Avenue School brings together all the families of the surrounding community. I have been looking for a neighborhood where neighbors smile and greet each others when they pass by each other on the street. It's the tree-lined neighborhood that I always dreamed of being a part of.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2011
This is my last year at Oak and I have been going for seven years. My teachers were fantastic as are the others there. There is plenty of time to play allowing us to take our minds off school work. Oak has vocal lessons and instrumental lessons for 4th, 5th, and 6th. There is also a science fair, flag football teams for 4th, 5th, and 6th, and school spirit days. The parents are very involved and come in to help almost daily. Oak school is a very friendly environment and I would consider every kid that has experienced Oak, very lucky.

- submitted by a community member

April 10, 2010
Oak school is a wonderful place for learning. I have never once been disappointed from anything that has happened here. Even with the recession hitting hard, this school is still up and running. I am at my last year at this school, and would recommend it to anyone

- submitted by a student

February 22, 2010
The school is not what it appears to be. They have a tendency to give most attention to those students who are doing well and have those retained that are not doing well. There is very little parenet participation because the school does not want the help. I know because my children have been to multiple schools.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2009
I can't think of a better place to send my kids. Both of them went there. The whole environment is kid friendly, and all the teachers are skilled and very nice. Yes there is a lack of diversity, meaning its primarily caucasian and asian, but as a parent, there are other ways to introduce my kids to other kids of different backgrounds and cultures.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2008
Excellent school. Attention to each kid.

- submitted by a parent
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May 05, 2008
Well-balanced school with the right amount of emphasis on academics and play. I'm a believer that play contributes significantly to academic and social skills, especially in the elementary school ages. Video games as a form of 'play' excluded. Echoing other reviewers, parent involvement is very high. Rarely that a teacher won't get more than one parent to help and volunteer for whatever she/he needs. Part of the school has been renovated, but the district ran out of money before they could do the multi-purpose room. Could really use one big enough to accomodate the size of the school.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2007
Oak school is fantastic! Parents are highly involved, the teachers are incredible. I could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2006
Elementary Schools do not get any better than Oak. The level of parent involvement is high, very high. Also, the parent involvement is high in terms of offloading teachers of mundane work so that they can spend more quality time with the students, which makes a difference. Academics and the arts are excellent. Your child will be exposed and motivated. It will then be up to the child to take it from there. Extracurricular activities, remember it is an elementary school not a high school. It has the right amount for the families to be involved with the school.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2005
A very small school, main problem being lack of diversity that is reflected in the school population. Lack of school spirit. Acaademically veyr high. Could include more music and art as part of regular curriculum. Not enough after school enrichment programs.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2005
The acedemic program at Oak School is excellent. The school offrs many xtra programs for kids exceling in spcific areas. Teachers ar great.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2003
Excellent, well-balanced community school where kids learn, have fun and parents and teachers share in the development of the whole child. An absolutely great place!

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2003
Best little school in Los Altos. Active PTA. New playground. Science fair.

- submitted by a community member

June 20, 2003
Fantastic place for a kid to go to school; great balance between learning, development and fun place for the children to be

- submitted by a community member
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Oak Avenue Elementary School
1501 Oak Avenue, Los Altos, CA  94024
(650) 237-3900
Last modified Oak Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oak Avenue Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top