Excellent school for kids with academic and social challenges. Principal gets it and gives them time to work it out. Academic special needs are mainstreamed, just pulled out for speech, reading, etc. Lots of inclusion aides. Classes are built around challenged kids, not hot shots. Older teachers are leaving so less focus on competitive academic bs, more on whole child. Only problem is growth -- 700+ kids on a campus for 450. Annual Accepting Our Differences Week.
What a great school! I have 1st and 4th graders who are thriving in this school. Parent involvement is amazing, and you can tell parents support their kids academically and socially at home as well as school. Great library and music programs!
I have a 4th grader in Oak Knoll and have always been impressed with the quality of teaching and the very encourging, learning atmosphere at this school. My daughter will be starting Kindergarden in the fall and I have no doubt that she will have an equally positive experience there.