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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teachers at this school are effective:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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School started off fine until the new principal left abruptly (two months into the school year) with no explanation. Things went downhill from there. My son's 2nd grade teacher was great until some "credential issues" were discovered and she too left abruptly. So here we are, half way through the year with no principal and a new teacher in my son's class. Dare I mention the issues with the afterschool program?Coordination with the City of Oakland is horrible and day-to-day it's unclear how students will get down the hill to attend the program because teachers don't want to walk them. This school is super wishy-washy, administration is unorganized, they are full of excuses and extremely poor with communication. It took nearly 3 weeks for parents to get a sit-down with administration to address the staff turnover. So much emphasis is placed on the uniform policy and other non-academic areas but there is no principal and my son has a new teacher who has made a poor first impression with both the parents and students. My son (and many of his classmates) complain everyday and homework is sent home with no instructions, no due date and insufficient resources to complete the work. I've never looked so hard for another school in my life. I care deeply about my son's education and well-being, so it's a very hard decision to pull him from the school mid-year. However, I will be starting him somewhere else after the winter break (my experience has been that awful). I strongly suggest you do your research before sending your child to this school.

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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Principal turnover two-months into the school year (no replacement as of yet). Administration is very unorganized and communication is poor.


Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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Homework packets sent home with no direction and insufficient resources to complete the work.



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This school is a smoking hole in the ground. It is run like a prison camp and morale among teachers is almost as low as students. Enforcement of uniforms is creepily compulsive, yet important things like access to quality after school care are brushed under the rug. Teacher and staff turnover is extremely high and communication is nonexistent.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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No communication until somebody's in trouble. I've been hearing about lots of mean girls games.


Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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No special programs are available at this school.

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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Most of the problems with this school can probably be traced back to leadership. With the observed level of staff turnover this is the simple answer.

Develops character: Disagree


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Authoritarian attitude promotes fear of consequences and not respect or compassion or initiative.


Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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We had one excellent teacher, Darla Tuning.

Amount of homework: Disagree


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Too much homework for little kids. After school program is ineffective with homework help, so little kids are overwhelmed staying up late doing homework.

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