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Oakland, CA
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171 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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(510) 893-8701
(510) 482-6002
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March 20, 2015
As a substitute teacher, this school is a pleasure to work at. The students are respectful and studious, with tons less behavior problems than many other schools, including richy private schools. One thing I observe here is a simple, clear behavior protocol that help kids make choices to succeed rather than act out and be bratty. This school does not confuse kids with permissiveness or coddling which I see so often elsewhere. After all, discipline is love and anything else is probably laziness. These kids know what's up and they self-correct in an amazing way. This creates a vibrant learning and teaching environment with room for a lot of joy in learning. Great job, staff,for helping students prepare for the real world and brilliant futures. (-:

- submitted by a teacher
January 15, 2015
I let my kid go to this school because I heard lots of good feedback. But not at I thought as good as the feedback I heard. The school doesn t take any action even though couple of parents file complaint. We submitted two times complaint letter since last year October 2014 until now. We all went to see principal on Wednesday 01/13/2015 to talk to him about the issue. I hope he will take action because the school starting over 4 months but the issue still stay the same.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2015
it is a great school to learn in but does not have any sports so u can focus on school more

- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2014
This school provides a incredible education and allows my children to graduate from college and enter a university i recommend this school

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2014
I regret sending my son here. The staff is disgusting, the building is a office building! I thought it was a good school because of API scores but worst mistake for my child. He is doing so much better in the public school system. First thing I did was take him out of that prison. The principal tried to talk me out of taking my child out of her useless school. That's an hour of my life I'll never get back. Thanks a lot Mr. She.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
American Indian is not for the faint of heart, complainers nor for those with a "handout" mentality. Enrollment requires that you push your mind the old fashioned way (like Motzart, Einstein and Martin Luther King). Computers are NOT requirerd to reach academic excellence, neither is free lunch! However, what is required is that one studies, develop excellent study skills and a willingness to push beyond taking the easy route. My son attends because my husband and I recognize quality. While our son sits in class we are fully confident that the focus is on academics (not on shoes/clothing, sports or idol gossip). When the school day ends, he attends karate, swimming and other sports). He has a life after school. He plays basketball and skateboards. Academics always first, all the fluff will always be last. American Indian has cut out all of the fluff that distracts its students from academic excellence. I think one day, those who have maligned American Indian will one recognize that it gave students the academic opportunity of a lifetime that is hard to match.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2013
The website's FAQ says that they don't spend school funds on things such as school lunches or technology so that those funds could be used on textbooks and teachers. However, the textbooks used here are a decade old and teachers make a meager sum. If you want your kid to crumble as soon they leave this place, send him here. The kids aren't taught to be good students. They're taught to conform to the pressure just to pass. As a former student, my years at AIPCS did more harm than good.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2013
I recently visit this school . I can see this school all the students and teacher is very polite and the school is very clean . I like this school .

- submitted by a community member
March 11, 2013
VERY interesting updated website, including the FAQ's. The part about the free lunches was comical. It stated something about overweight children, and yet the rule at the school is, if you forget your lunch tough luck; a parent cannot drop it off. So in turn, let the kid starve after snacking off their friends lunch! Another interesting concept about no art, music etc. Since today's college's so impacted, colleges will be looking into extracurricular activities and if they participated in arts, debate, sports, and/or school clubs. Getting into colleges at the present time is NOT just about scores. One last thing: how many teachers still don't have their credentials!!?? Do a teacher look up on the CTC website!

- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2013
American Indian Public Charter schools are extremely benefecial for any child. They prepare children mentaly, physically, and emotionally for any challenges that your children may face. Personally I've had a wonderful experience there. The teachers are prepared to help your child, which is often hard to find in other school. The academic curriculum is rigurous, making students aspire to a standard that is higher than they ever thought they could achieve. These schools build character and study habits that will benefit your child. American Indian Schools are the best in the country.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2012
I'm a current eight grader at this school, and I love it. The improvement I've been through is incredible. At this school, it does take a while getting used to the strict curriculum, but you'll get used to it. A group of students get placed into the same class with the same teacher for three years. On one side, that really seems like a terrible choice. However, look at the bonds formed by the teacher and students. I've been with the same classmates for years, and I know them really well and feel totally comfortable asking them for help. They also teach you about jobs, the market, how to be productive, and when to seize opportunity and be competitive. To be honest, I was a shy, selfish, and inconsiderate person when I first came to the school. Two years later, I've become more mature and outgoing. I remember in elementary school, I got mediocre scores in the STAR test- only proficient. Now, I get 600 points in math and 505 in language arts. The school looks extremely strict on the outside, but the school really shapes you into a good, hardworking kid. I'll be tough at first, but it's totally worth it on the long run. I totally recommend it 100%.

- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2012
American Indian is a very strict school. Im a 7th grader at this school & my teacher always seem to make me feel umcomfortable in class every single day. He seems to like embarrassing kids in front of others. i think that this isnt right. One day when he asked the whole class if they liked the school or not. we had to honest honestly those who like the school raise their hand & those who dont keep their hands down. While only about 3 people raised their hands,the teachers saw me who didnt raised my hand & start yelling at me telling me," We dont want you here! Transfer out!" this comment made a majority of the class raised their hands even though they wholeheartly dont like the school. What i think of this is that the teachers are messed up they blame us for something we dont do,they go by favorites and worst of all they make fun of us & embarrass us! Like this one time when he was making fun of this boy & he pulled me into it by sayin that that boy use to like me in 6th grade! I felt like a laughstock of the whole class! Why are they hiring messed up teachers! Iv had enough of this school! Im always waiting for it to close down one day and maybe this wish will come true this year.

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2012
My kids are attending AIPCS II. They were attending elementary private school before they attended AIPCS II. I always thought my kids are very well prepared and I wouldn't have any doubt they would have any problems if they attend this school. Very unfortunate that I was wrong. I was shocked when the teacher told me my kids are academically behind. I couldn't believe it until months later. My kids told me the same bad story. They always thanks me to send them to AIPCS II. They always said they learned so much from this school compared with their old private school. The teachers are very supporting. I am so glad I made the right decision to send them to AIPCS II.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
I enrolled my child in this school 3 years ago. She is now currently a freshman in high school. Though there is a American Indian Public High School campus, I was 100% behind her decision to not attend it. This school does not provide any help in real world social situations. The classes remain the same throughout all 3 years, so students are unable to improve their abilities to create new relationships with different classmates. And with only one teacher for all subjects that are taught, students are unable to adapt to different teaching styles over the years. All this school does is force each individual student into a pre-made mold and constrict their imagination and individuality. The principal of this school used to be in the American Indian Public Charter School 1 campus, but she harassed and emotionally-attacked my child during the early mornings before class and after school, so I transfered her to the 2nd campus. After a year though, she was fired from her job and eventually squeezed her way into the second campus. My child is now socially awkward in her new school. If the mission of this school is to create effective citizens, it is doing an utterly horrendous job.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
This school is horrible. The teachers are encouraged to discourage and bully the kids into feeling awkward, unwanted, and miserable. Students are not allowed to socialize with each other or drop their pen. There are no extracurricular activities. The principal rolls her eyes and answers students' and parents' questions with a snobby, i'm-too-good-for-you tone. The principal favors students over others and is direct about it. She was a former teacher fired from the original American Indian. Don't let your child go to this school, unless you want him or her to grow up to be an unsuccessful, unhappy adult. Thank you for your time.

- submitted by a community member
September 21, 2009
I am currently a 7th grader in aipcs2. This school is very strict and make no exceptions. This school doesn't have any lockers and I was thinking that it will be very embarassing to not know how to open a locker. It is because you didn't have 3 years of practice to learn it in middle school. It is strict but it helps me improve in all my subjects and finds interest in History . You get detention very easily but I don't really care because it is basically like study hall. I was surprised that I am the student of the month because I thought the smart students in my class gets it. When I was a 6th grader, I went to this school with no fear of getting detention and I was not scared to do anything bad BUT now I am for some reason.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2009
I am currently a 7th grade student at this school. During the first couple of months in sixth grade, I was very upset about being sent to such a strict school. Then, I started learning. The teachers are great. We achieve and overachieve. I got a 600 on my STAR test; that's every question correct! I also got a 509 on my Language Arts. We are rewarded when we do well. I feel proud when my school gets into the paper for being strict. Yes, we do get sent to detention for little things like skipping ONE SINGLE problem on an assignment or going against the dress code.

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2009
This school is a step above the average for Oakland schools. Everything is above the average. The work load, the challenges, the hardship, and the rewards. The learning experience is great and the rewards is great for the students. But the price that students pay for the rewards is too great.

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2009
I will be forever grateful to Dr. Chavez for his leadership and vision for our children and community. The first time I met Dr. Chavez I stopped him on MacArthur Blvd in Oakland and I came away more impressed that his leadership and style of discipline would be invaluable for my African American son in developing the skills for higher education. The school curriculum is high school prep and the state testing results demonstrates it competes academically with all of the top schools in California and nationally. For most kids coming to the school there will be some adjustment requirements. The homework workload is at least double if not more the amount given in public schools. Mr. Glover is a really good principal and teachers Mr. Young and K are excellent. Excellent staff Jean at the front desk and top janitors a very clean campus.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2009
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April 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 11, 2009
I have attended American Indian Public Charter School II. I am in the sixth grade and my teacher's name is Mr. Burns. He teaches me with great confindence and when I asked a question, he always answer. My grades got higher as usual when I started to attend AIPCS II. The principle and the teachers all care about the student. The school is a healthy place because it is very clean. I think American Indian Public Charter School II is a great school.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2009
My daughter was a student at American Indian Public Charter School II. Her worse subject is math when she was in elementary school. But when she attended this school, she improved in math and her grades also. The school is a healthy place because it is very clean. I think American Public Charter School II is an excellent school. The principle and the teachers all care about the student.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
i have attended this school for three consecutive years. it is great for learning and is really an expeirence. it helped me learn disipline. as for sports and extra activities i would have to go somewhere else for

- submitted by a student

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American Indian Public Charter School Ii
171 12th Street, Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 893-8701
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