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2614 Seminary Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605

(510) 562-5238
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
July 09, 2015
This school was The worse choice for sending my child I would not recommend to anyone! The staff is very unprofessionally especially Armstrong. I agree with the below rating she is a bully. They have no structure, stability and no consistency. This was my first time having a child in elementary school and now I know to research a whole lot more into the schools. My child will not be going back to this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2015
The director is VERY unreasonable. Armstrong is her name and PUBLIC HUMILIATION is her game The woman is a bully. And I feel really bad for the dedicated teachers that work at this school, because their leader and director just hinders this school from being all that it could be. I WOULD NOT send my student here. Any parent that sends their child to this school is obviously not looking online and reading reviews because multiple people have commented on the directors need to humiliate and harshly punish the students. One person even commented that she pays people to write good reviews, its just ridiculous. Please find a different school for your students, because at this school your students best interest is not first on the priority list.

- submitted by a community member

April 19, 2012
I am a student at this school. This school is very excellent. The teachers here help the students improve their grades. Yes some of the teachers here are strict but they are mostly strict on students who tend to slack off. They teachers never give up on their students and always make them reach their goals. My sister has shown ALOT of improving since she was there.When a student struggles in a subject the teachers are always there to help them.This is a wonderful school. I was not paid to say this. This is my true opinon.

- submitted by a community member

January 14, 2012
The principal offered cash to us parents who would write good reviews of the school. She is rude and condescending, and uses old fashioned and illogical punishments with my son. It's not an environment where kids learn. He's afraid and cries everyday. I'm disappointed in this school and plan to remove my son.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2011
The information on this sight is somewhat out dated. This is a small school community with high expectations for behavior and personal student responsibility. Although the leadership and teachers are strict they are also caring and dedicated. After school program and tutoring are offered. Tutoring is mandatory for struggling students. Again high expectations for students. EOLA requires a lot from it's students and is not a great match for everyone, but a great school none the less! Great API (API 805) from 2009-2010 school year.

- submitted by a community member

September 22, 2011
My name is Courtney an i am a former student at E.O.L.A. and to me this is a great school. Here at EOLA they push you even when you don't want to do it. They help you every step of the way and they never give up on you. I personally love this school because when i was here they pushed me when i didn't want to. i graduated 8th grade from here and i miss them so much. At this school they are a family we support you with everything. This school is the best thing that has ever happen to me

- submitted by a community member

September 22, 2011
We are very happy to have our son in this school . He has make a lot progress and he is more interested in his classes. We are proud of him and of this school. Congratulations.

- submitted by a parent
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September 17, 2008
this is a great school i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2008
My daughter currently attends EOLA and it has not been the best experience. EOLA does not offer any after school programs for a struggling student like they have promised. The after school program that has been offered this school year 2007/2008 has been strictly for testing preperations to increase test scores to make EOLA look good not for the need of the students The academic program is not consistent and it does not prepared students for high school/college. EOLA needs to be re-evaluated.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2007
great school. good structure. dedicated staff. goal oriented director.

- submitted by a teacher

July 31, 2007
My daughter went to EOLA for 2yrs and I must say I love that school and all they have done for my child. Before EOLA she was not doing so well but after entering into the Academy she began doing much better and when she graduated she had made so much progress I was so very proud of her and all she had accomplished with the help of EOLA. She loved going to EOLA. I loved how they wanted to see our children succeed and not fail. I loved the many different programs that were offered for our children which were fun and educational to consistently keep our children focused on getting an education. EOLA is a school where they truly want to see every student achieve all that the possibly can and want out of their lives. At EOLA you can be sure your child will get a great education.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2007
My daughter went to EOLA and I thought it was excellent. This school gave her opportunities and it gave her hope. When she entered high school school she was more prepared than most of the students in her class because she learned important study skills at EOLA. Teachers were wonderful. I was in contact with my daughter's teacher on a daily basis, through email. The principal is strict, but the students respect her. Progress reports go out every two weeks and EOLA offers after school art and sailing for extracurriculars.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2007
The academic program at this school seems to be barely adequate and the pricipal seems very cold and unyielding. They have art, but not much. On occasion a teacher or two can be verbally abusive and degrading to the students. It is nice to have classrooms with small amounts of students to help the students more, but what good does that do if you put the students down? I am all for teachers being strict, but with love and concern for the students.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2006
My daughter has had the hardest time at this school, this is why I am on this site. I find the staff to be incompetent and very mean to the children and their parents taking advantage of low to medium income families who want their children to get quaility education in their academic careers. Educators are there to nuture and teach our kids, not belittle them and ruin their self-esteem. They often administer the most unusual disciplinary actions for the smallest of offenses. I feel this instituion is inadequate and needs to be further evaluated before trying to to enroll anymore students. A school should not be ran on the fly.

- submitted by a parent
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East Oakland Leadership Academy
2614 Seminary Avenue, Oakland, CA  94605
(510) 562-5238
Last modified East Oakland Leadership Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Oakland Leadership Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top