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School leader:  Minh-Tram Nguyen
1025 81st Avenue
Oakland, CA 94621-2455

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(510) 639-3350
(510) 879-0209
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Submitted by a parent · November 28, 2013
I have had positive experiences at this school for the last 3 years. I love the cleanliness and comfort of the school campus. Principal Nguyen is a strong, confident leader and her love for her school and students are unquestionable. The teachers... more

Submitted by a parent · May 30, 2007
Academics program is excellent! Extracurricular activities are supplemented through after school program. Parent involvement is low but is getting better. School is growing and experiencing some learning pains but all in all it is going in the... more

Submitted by a parent · February 24, 2006
I don't like their leadership.

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At EnCompass Academy, we believe that education "Starts with Self, is Guided by Families, Engaged in Community, and Rooted in Ancestors." We strive to reach the whole child, and as a result, our students thrive through a culturally-responsive, empowering, and caring school culture with deep relationships, personal attention, data-driven and standards-based learning, family/school partnerships, music, visual arts, gardening, fitness, technology, and "looping" with students in the same class for two years as much as possible. Our rigorous, standard-based academics focus on building academic language in speaking and writing across subjects. EnCompass Afterschool Scholars (first through fifth grade) get homework assistance or reading support, enriched by African and Latin dance, computers, fitness, media literacy, and/or gardening. Students use computers frequently to work on programs that target their exact level of need in reading and math. Close alignment of general and special education staff help students in the Resource, Autistic Spectrum, and Special Day Class programs to accelerate learning. Our beautiful campus oasis, built in 2005 with award-winning design and green space, has rolling lawns, native plant-lined pathways, garden beds, an outdoor amphitheater, and a multipurpose auditorium. Our students and families love to use the new state-of-the-art Oakland Public library that is co-located on our campus. A daily student salad bar lunch option, fruit and vegetable snacks three times/week, and the weekly Oakland Fresh Produce Market reinforce student wellness. Partnerships bring graduate student teacher and counseling interns, middle school mentors, and coaches in ELA, Science, and technology to campus to enhance the work of our highly-skilled teachers.

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Encompass Academy Elementary
1025 81st Avenue, Oakland, CA  94621-2455
(510) 639-3350
Last modified Encompass Academy Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Encompass Academy Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews. Top