Students enrolled 404
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School leader Reginald Richardson
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District Oakland Unified School District
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5750 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

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4 stars
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September 25, 2014
My daughter is a sixth grade student who graduated from Chabot. She has always been a very serious and successful student. So far she is having a great experience at Claremont. We were worried and sad when the Richardsons left an administrative void last spring, but Mr. Mayer, his fantastic vice principal, Ms. Coleman, and the teacher on special assignment, Mr. Smith, have all worked together to whip things into shape and carry on with the positive momentum at this school. My daughter has two "core" teachers: one is brand new and one has a few years in at Claremont. They are both enthusiastic, energetic, inspiring, and effective. She is challenged and happy. My daughter also loves her art elective, and I am very pleased that Claremont has re-created its music program and instituted a Spanish elective. My daughter walks to and from school. She exercises a lot of independence, and she is really owning her experience. Attending Claremont lets our family stay connected to our neighborhood and our community. The parent community is wonderful too - dedicated, community-minded, and committed to making public education work for all kids. Loving it!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2013
My son is a 7th grader this year, and an alum from Chabot. He had a great year last year - straight A's, advanced on the CST's (no drop from Chabot), and made some good friends - thanks to good principals, strong teaching staff, and the good community. This year is going even stronger, except for gym. He really likes the design thinking and making class and the enrichment wheel, both unique to Claremont. His favorite subject is Algebra. Fortunately, the Mr. Richardson's believe in offering math at different levels. Algebra has proven to be very challenging, but he likes a challenge. We are very pleased with Claremont and feel honored to be part of the vibrant Claremont community.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
My daughter is an 8th grader at Claremont and has enjoyed her time here. Not many fellow students from Chabot came to Claremont with her and we did have a bumpy first year with the administration roller coaster ride. However, since the Richardsons came on board last year as co-principals (no more asst. principal) things have really turned around. School culture, academic rigor, increased parent participation, teamwork among the teachers. It hasn't all been because of them, but they have led the entire community to make the changes. My daughter is a high achiever and looking forward to AP classes at Oakland Tech. She feels the majority of her teachers have challenged her to learn what she needs to be a success at the next level. Claremont has students that come from all over OUSD and not just the nearby schools with so much support. It has been inspiring to watch the teachers and administrators accept ALL children into the fold and work to bring them up to a higher level of achievement, not just the kids with parents who are involved. My daughter has enjoyed the extra-curriculars like Math Counts and Running Club. I have enjoyed the engaged parent community.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
My daughters last year tears! When she first began there it was Extremely scary. The assistant principal was great! The teachers were Awesome except her art teacher! Anywho! Now the Co-Principals have made me wish I was in school again. They communicate with Parents and children in a Positive way always. I always hear how we'll my child is doing from teachers,librarian,office staff,nurses and the security guards! I know my child can be a handful she's the baby of the family! However the Claremont Middle School remains so Positive! I help out at the school when I can! The security guards speak to the children as if they were young adults! They know the children names. I feel so Blessed to have them! I never hear them shout! They walk are run lol! To the children and speak to them. I heard one shout as he approach child for safety purpose only! He first called out to the gym teacher. Then he got closer called out the child his shoe laces were all over the place and the child was going to trip. It was so caring. I wish I could take the staff to my child's High School!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
My son is now a seventh grader at Claremont. I have been impressed how the school administration is fostering positive changes at the school. The teaching staff is getting stronger and many of the teachers are phenomenal. Enrollment is up significantly this year as word of Claremont makes its way to the community. The Claremont Principals are loved by many in the community including, teachers, kids and parents. Even though the school is not perfect I feel we are part of a community that is helping this school again become a gem.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2013
I have a 7th grader at Claremont. This has been a great year for him. The new principals are AMAZING! They have been such a positive influence and have provided fantastic leadership. The parent community also amazing and very invovled. The teaching staff is engaged and committed. My son has a wonderful group of friends also and is thriving. If you haven't given Claremont a chance, you really should!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2013
My 6th grader is having a great year at Claremont! The new principals are awesome, he's made some wonderful new friends, and nearly all of his teachers are terrific. He is challenged, getting good grades, and feels very comfortable at school. None of our initial worries about a public school experience in Oakland have been borne out--in fact, I would say it has been an experience more full of opportunity than I ever imagined. The Claremont community is truly special.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2012
Our son, a sixth grader and Chabot alum, has had a great fall at Claremont. His teachers are hardworking, creative, intelligent, and compassionate. The new co-principals are brilliant in all aspects of their work, and excellent communicators with both students and parents. Our son has had a couple of issues that might fall under the "bullying" category but the principals have handled them beautifully and the problems have been solved in the fullest sense of the word, not just papered over. I am pleased to report that our son been just as enthusiastic, confident, enriched, and comfortable this year as he was at Chabot -- maybe more so. Our anxieties about middle school have all but disappeared in light of the great beginning he's had at Claremont. I look forward to the school's continuing to bloom in the years to come.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2012
We have a a 6th grader and an 8th grader at Claremont. Both kids are happy and thriving. They feel safe and appreciated and they get plenty of individual attention from their teachers. Nearly all of their teachers are exceptional instructors and people, who have very much zeroed in on who my children are and what will make them thrive. Is every single teacher outstanding? No. Show me any school, public, charter or private, where every single teacher is outstanding. But that is by far the exception, not the rule. The new principals have had a wonderful impact on the culture and feel of the school--they know every kid's name, and are extremely committed to the success of Claremont and its students. My children have a greatly heightened cultural, social and community awareness and sensitivity that I directly attribute to attending school with kids from all over Oakland and of many different backgrounds. That is invaluable, in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2012
To the person below, please update these comments in January if you are still at Claremont. As you noted, an accurate review cannot be written without some time passing. And again, from what you have noted, things were ok for about a month. Given the date of your post, it seems that things have not been ok in your opinion for about 2 weeks. I assume that you have gone to the administration and the parents' group about your concerns and it would be nice to hear if anything happens with some time passing. It seems 4 months would be more than sufficient to be able to see something occur which is why I asked for an update in Jan (again, assuming you are still there). My son is at Claremont and we have not experienced this year what you are describing at all, however, I do not want to discount your experience. I am hoping that the administration and parent group will hear your concerns and changes will take place for you.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
We are very disappointed with CMS. Notice that a lot of these positive reviews have been written within days of the first day of school. I don't think an accurate review can be written without some time passing. For us, things started out okay. My son came from a great local, public OUSD elementary school. After about a month, the issues became apparent and are happening with more frequency. To start, many teachers seem disconnected. One math teacher in particular is very disengaged from students and parents and is dismissive when approached.. He (like other teachers at CMS) is very hands off. There is a lack of instruction and a tendency to direct students to a lesson, have them sit quietly and finish with very little support or interaction. It feels cold and lacks the spark that should be present when learning. Education and school should be fun. Not at CMS. More importantly (in my opinion) is the bullying. Bullying is a HUGE problem at this school. These kids are being harassed and belittled and theft is a common issue. This isn't just happening to us, it's widespread. I'm not the only parent considering a change of schools. Beware!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2012
Our son just started sixth grade at Claremont. A month into the 2012-2013 school year we are feeling very pleased and optimistic about our choice, and our son genuinely looks forward to heading out the door every morning to go to school. The new co-principals have been fantastic: they are smart, capable, responsive, and extremely dedicated to making Claremont a safe and nurturing environment for all students. We've been really impressed with most of the teachers as well, and the small class sizes really help. It's not all perfect of course there have been a few bumps in the road but the administration, the teachers and a bunch of highly engaged PTA parents are working hard to make things even better at Claremont. The bottom line: Our son is learning, making friends, and getting influenced by some truly exceptional role models among the teachers and the school administration.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2012
My child has been at Claremont for 3 years and we'll be sending child #2 there. There are several levels of experiences with schools: admin-parent, admin-student; teacher-parent, teacher-student; parent-parent, student-student. Not all levels have been perfect, but my child's day-to-day experience has been mostly positive. As parents, we have been very happy with most of our child's teachers. What we liked regarding the teachers: strong commitment, communication, interest, skills. We have also liked the strong parent involvement and only wish a larger percentage of parents would participate. What we haven't liked: problems with unstable administration and poor communication. Some of those are issues entrenched in OUSD budget, red tape, management. Some of those can be fixed at the school level. But we have found that schools only improve when parents are paying attention - voicing their opinion, researching, lending a hand, donating time and money. Things don't change if nothing is noted.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
My son is starting his second year at Claremont and he is having a very good year. The new administrators are energetic and a positive influence on the culture and community at Claremont. The academic teachers are, for the most part, amazing innovative, caring, attentive, and committed to creating a positive learning environment for all students. Last year was challenging for me as a parent (the disorganization of having 4 administrators in one school year), but a good experience for my son (great teachers, good friends, and a growing level of independence). I am extremely optimistic about the coming school year.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
Firstly - ignore all of the hysterical posts about the previous principal - she's gone, that's all you need to know. After a year with an interim administration, we now have new (twin) principals - they have hit the ground running and are determined to put Claremont back as the natural choice for anyone seeking an excellent public Middle School in Rockridge. Both Peralta Elem. and Chabot Elem. are sending significant (and growing) numbers of kids to Claremont every year. The PTA is strong and effective. Maintaining an orderly safe campus is a priorities for our new administration, and the start of this school year has been a smooth transition. Claremont has a solid group of teachers, many are really outstanding individuals. The academic expectations are high. There are a number of programs at Claremont that you will not find the equivalent of in other schools - two examples would be the amazing Media Lab originally started by a group of tech. industry parents, and the outstanding music program run by our star music director. These programs and quality of the teachers at Claremont exceed anything I saw in the many private schools that I have toured.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
My 6th grader is enjoying the Claremont experience so far: some excellent teachers, small class sizes, friends both old and new, safe climate. The new co-principals have already made an extremely positive impact, and they are committed to working with staff and families to help CMS scholars achieve success. Not everything is 100% perfect, but the administration is willing to listen and make improvements when possible. We are glad we chose Claremont.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2012
I need to make some STRONG corrections in some of these posts. The previous principal WAS NOT found to have embezzled any money or anything from this school. She was moved because a group of parents and some teachers, put pressure on the District because they did not like her. After she left, they regretted what they had done. Claremont was coming back strong under her leadership but because she would not bow down to some people, they let her go. Many were upset including the children which is why last year was a diaster. Last year they went through 13 math teachers, they have now lost two of the best teachers and they went through administrative changes. Claremont can be a good school. It has the potential. Now they have two AfricanAmerican brothers as co-principals. I heard two different outlooks on them. Some say they are great, some say we may have a problem. Bottom line is CMS needs help. I hope they get back on their feet. I do love the school. I would encourage anyone who puts there child in CMS become a fixture in that school. They need every parent to participate and work hard.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2011
Our 6th grade son is about to finish his first year at Claremont and the words right out of his mouth the whole year is , I Love it there! His friends from the neighborhood went together and love still having their connection. He has been on honor roll, loves his dedicated teachers, went on two field trips, movie night, and a school dance (Ms Crockett was out there dancing with the kids!) Middle schools get ignored when it comes to their needs and many parents there are passoniate about this school. It's the smallest middle school in the district too= plus!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2011
Staff morale is quite low. Statistically significant number of formal complaints, filed in a number of arenas, including EEOC and union grievances, reflect the abusive authority used by the principal. If you want your child to learn how to bully and be abusive, you need look no farther than this school and its so-called leader. The principal literally screams at children, sometimes positioning herself no more than inches from the student's face. The handicapped students are not mainstreamed and are treated more like little Cinderellas in the basement. Parents are rudely treated. Rather than working to resolve a parent's complaint, staff, in the presence of the administrator, will make unkind and public comments behind the parent's back. A terrible ambassador for the district, administration supports her status as entrenched, and abusive of her staff.

- submitted by a community member
January 12, 2011
The teachers at Claremont are incredible! We toured every public AND private Middle School in the East Bay last year, and chose Claremont for our 6th grade child this fall. Our experience this year has more than confirmed our instincts - that the Claremont teachers are dedicated, talented, hard-working, and delivering a great education to our students. Our Media Lab is a fantastic, and loved by educators and students alike. The District is working to extend our media arts program to Oakland Tech, and that will further enhance the program at both schools. Our art, music and after-school programs are also strong, and have talented teachers and staff behind them. Our parent involvement and community is also second-to-none. It's exciting to be a part of a diverse, dedicated and motivated school; to meet our challenges and goals, and to see our students thriving.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
Our neighborhood's school that has been in existence since 1913, has a rich history; a beautiful, vital and diverse student population; talented, passionate teachers; an extremely hard-working, dedicated-to-transforming Principal; and a PTA, that though small, is off-the-charts in it's efforts to support and improve the school. We could sure use more funding for the SUPER programs that we have (music, digital media, art, garden) and for what we still need (foreign language, library). But, in spite of the funding cuts, our kids are thriving here. The After School program with Mr. Gaskin and his staff is terrific.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2010
Claremont is our neighborhood middle school, and our sixth grade girl is doing fine. Math and science classes are gender differentiated, taking that "hormonal" element out of the classroom. The music program so far is great and a highlight of my student's day. Academically her work so far (it's only the 4th week of school) is on track. I hope more people will support their local public schools -- this is how we build community and ensure opportunities exist for ALL kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
Principal K. Crocket is awsome- Her goals and values are always in the best interest of the school community. A driven Parent support system. Students are learning and enjoying the learning environment. After school program can't be beat.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT CLAREMONT

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
Its our local public school. We support the fine teachers, the dedicated staff, and think the students' are wonderful! Hey they're Middle School Kids! Trying stuff on to see what fits and what doesn't.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
The parents have passion and are organized for the kids; the new principal has refocused the teachers and staff; and the kids are jazzed about learning. API scores have improved, but can still improve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
Incredible teachers and parental involvement

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
Claremont Middle School has great enrichment programs like the amazing media and technology lab and the music band.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 22, 2010
Our grandsons were well taught and their parents participated in an excellent PTA. The musical program meant much to our grandsons.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
Claremont is a small school and has great teachers and faculty that are clearly dedicated to helping students succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
Great teachers, committed parents, terrific leadership, cultural and socioeconomic diversity

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2010
This is a great public middle school in Oakland Unified school district. There are not many doing well these days.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
I love the diversity, the community, and the teachers, staff, and students. The parents are hard-working, and a lot of fun to hang with. Claremont is well on its way to being a Blue Ribbon School. A ways to go, but we'll get there! Go Knights!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
great parent community and teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
The after school program at Claremont is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
Claremont Middle School is a nice size -- not too big or too small -- and it has great enrichment programs: music, media and technology, library, and the garden.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2010
I love Claremont middle school because they are working hard to improve the reputation of the school and the teachers are working hard to improve the level of education for all students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2010
It is a small diverse public middle school with fabulous kids, teachers and parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
Great programs. Great teachers and strong parent involvement. With the momentum building at Claremont, it Will be the best middle school in Oakland in 5 years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2010
Claremont Middle School is an up and coming Oakland Public School. It has an amazing award winning music program, state of the art technology program, a unique art and social justice elective, a lovely garden and awesome garden/cooking/nutrition teacher, some amazingly dedicated parents, and annual educational and environmental field trips for each grade level.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2010
The parent volunteerism fills the school with vitality. The science department is particularly vibrant.

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2010
There seems to be some parents who do not like a strong principal. They would prefer someone that they can control. That is not happening at Claremont. We have a very strong principal who loves the children but will not tolerate violence, disrespect, etc. I have not seen any children that are not happy now at Claremont. A new administration, new teachers is making this school a school of choice. We have the only digital media classes in OUSD along with a wonderful music and art department. My child is happy and so am I.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2010
The school has many great attributes including a dedicated teaching staff, extremely active parents and a variety of opportunities for the students to become involved with. However, the new principal is dictatorial, lacking in experience and leadership skills and has created a climate of fear, mistrust and animosity by retaliating against anyone who speaks their mind be it student, parent or teacher.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
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- submitted by a student
February 08, 2010
Claremont MS has change, the entire environment of this school's community has changed. The school is much cleaner. The trees are trim and the building has been paint which gives the school a much needed face lift. Younger teachers replaced the once that retired. Disciplinary issues have seem to decease. But it's very difficult to meet with the administration staff. Students, do not look happier. Teachers look over work. I'm not sure but things don't appear to be what it seem. Check out the Friday tours and Coffee with Crockett the 1st. Wednesday of each month. Staff appear to be unhappy. . . My older child promoted from this school. But, I'm not sure if I will be sending my younger child. Concerned Parent

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
The teachers are great; the other students are not

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2009
I am the parent of a sixth grader at Claremont. My son, who went to Chabot, is very happy, is learning a lot, and has quite a few friends. Overall, I am very pleased with the school. The new principal and vice principal are very good: they have focused on discipline issues -- probably the biggest concern from prior years -- and the school environment appears to have made big strides in that regard. There is still work to be done, which is not unexcpected for an Oakland public school, Overall, I am very glad that our family decided to send our son here and we definitely plan to send our other child to Claremont in the next couple of years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
Our son, who is a 6th grader at Claremont Middle School, is enjoying and learning at Claremont. He likes his teachers, says that the atmosphere for learning is safe, and that he has made a lot of new friends. We as parents appreciate the hard work of the new principal and assistant principal and believe that they are leading the school in the right direction. Overall, we are very clear that we made the right decision to send our son to Claremont.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
I am an active parent at Claremont Middle school. I am proud to say that many positive things are happening campus wide. The buildings and grounds are clean and I give highest praise to our fabulous custodian Mr. Sam Taylor. The current administration has been very effective in maintaining a positive school climate. Our new principal (Ms. Kenya Crockett) and our new vice principal (Mr. Kevin Taylor) are doing all the right things to create a positive learning environment. Teachers feel supported and the end result is students are engaged and succeeding. My child is happy at the school and I am happy to be a part of this middle school community. Sincerely, Julie Parker PTA Secretary and mother of a 7th grader

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
My son (8th) is getting straight A s so far for 2 years. He loves grades and really strives to do 100% at CMS. 2. He took up a band instrument after never even thinking about it to be in the CMS band. 3. He took Algebra in 7th grade 1 year ahead of district and California standards. 4. He is taking Geometry at Oakland Tech. during the Zero period. Basically before school starts for most kids. He carpools there with other CMS students, about 15, and then walks back to CMS for the start of a regular day. This has been a huge boost to his ego and self esteem. He feels really proud to be on a high school campus while still in middle school. Another unintended consequence is he has become very familiar already with Oakland Tech. and is now very much comfortable there

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
Our experience with our 7th grader at Claremont was nothing less than traumatic. I would not agree with the parent that mentioned the principal is wonderful. He may be a wonderful person, but he's a terrible principal. The discipline problems at Claremont are out of control. I've had to break up several fights during our stay and my child was assaulted on more than one occasion. We decided to move our child mid year. Our child went from a 1.0 GPA at Claremont to a 3.0 at the new school. Yes, Ms. Chalk is very good at communicating issues both good and bad. Ms. Williams is also wonderful. I was initially very optimistic about Claremont, but our experience there was terrible.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
Our seventh grader is very happy at Claremont. Her teachers are all very good this year (she had a couple of not-so-good teachers in 6th grade) and she is excited about what she is learning. The atmosphere at the school is very friendly thanks to a great support staff and a very active PTA. Don't be put off by the alarmingly low test scores. The standard of teaching really is very high and we're impressed by the challenging education our daughter is getting at Claremont. The band program is amazing but I do wish that the school was able to offer more electives, e.g. foreign languages.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 22, 2008
I agree with the paent below it's defininetly a work in progress. My daughter first year their was horrible as well due to alot of beauracy and alot with staff of the teachers as well who no longer have the paitence to deal with the children of the day. Not sure if my child will return or not due to lack of Oakland Publdic Schools I may have to send her back their. But I believe with new young teacher who are able more to relate to children may help I just don't know. My child academics suffered so much this year I'm just so confused as to what to do.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 16, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
February 02, 2007
We have a 6th grader at Claremont who attended Chabot Elementary School for 6 years. We believe we made the right choice and are committed to the school. Our son is doing well and is eager to go to school everyday. He has many Chabot friends (30 families from last year's 5th grade class!) and is making new friends. He has outstanding teachers in Math, Spanish and English/World History. The school, like any in Oakland Unified, is not without its challenges, but together we are working to make it a better place. The teachers here are no different, they need our support. The PTA is no different it needs committed parent volunteers working together to improve the school. Most of all, the kids are no different, they need a positive environment in which to learn and grow. We believe Claremont provides that.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2007
Our experience with our 7th grader at Claremont has been rocky. Claremont seems to be a work in progress and my short time shadowing our student has shown me chaos and a really poor discipline system.

- submitted by a teacher
December 19, 2006
I am a parent of a 7th grader who's GPA went from a 4.0 to a 2.5 and then a 1.0 without notification from the school. I asked for an ED plan and at this point I am still awaiting one. I am removing my son out of this environment in chance of reversing the grades with extra work and tutoring. The quality of programs offered are phenomenal however, the parent/teacher involvement is poor. I am an active parent but the teachers do not return phone calls. Only one does and that's Ms. Chalk.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2006
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July 31, 2006
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May 26, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
April 10, 2006
We currently have a 7th grade student attending this school and it has been a very rewarding and positive experience. Claremont house some of the finest teachers in the district...dedicated to their students who share their love for learning. The administrative staff has been supportive and the leadership it has demonstrated in the past few years... extraodinary. The school boast a wide array of after school programs (barber shop, music, arts, sports, dance, college level tutoring, spoken word...), 2 therapist, 2 after-school counselors, 2 vice-principals in addition to a Principal who has demonstrated great leadership and poise in midst of the financial and budget cuts. Students come from all socio-economic groups. The rich ethnic diversity of this school had taught my child the invaluable lessons in dealing with people from all walks of life...reflective of our diverse landscape. She is better to handle all that life has to dish out. Thank You Claremont!

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April 10, 2006
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February 27, 2006
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- submitted by a student
October 01, 2005
This school needs major improvements. It is build out of a mostly dedicated staff, but lack of enthusiam for learning, failure by parents to hold students accountable for their success, and an attitude of 'I don't want to be here' by the students makes it a nightmare for the students who do want to be there and are trying to succeed. Academic programs are not rigurous enough, and the art and sports programs have been cut drastically. Overall rating: 2 out of 10.

- submitted by a former student
February 20, 2005
Ours is a middle class family; one parent a college instructior; the other an architect. Our 8th grade son has received a VERY good education at Claremont. He has benefitted from the accelerated math and Spanish programs, and his 8th grade teachers in all subjects are outstanding. He loves Claremont, finding safety and comfort in this diverse community. The principal and most faculty are first-rate, and work hard; despite the formidable economic challenges, principal & faculty deliver results. Other European-American families of this Rockridge area assume this predominantly black school a probable 'jungle:' there is NO basis to this myth. This hidden jewel of North Oakland Community should be visited, and like-minded parents of students should be consulted with. We are active in the PTA-- & consider this high-quality, tuition-free, alternative to more sheltered private institutions 'a private school education in a public school.' Claremont should be honestly considered.

- submitted by a parent
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Claremont Middle School stands apart in its commitment to academic excellence and success. The Claremont school community envisions a school culture in which students thrive emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically. Claremont Middle School strives to develop in students the ability to lead and think clearly and creatively, act responsibly, communicate effectively, appreciate and honor cultural diversity, and make informed decisions in an increasingly complex world. Claremont invites parent participation in several ways, including communication with teachers about students' academic and social-emotional progress, volunteering as chaperones and support personnel during school events and activities, and participation in parent-school committees, such as the PTA, SSC, and ELAC.

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Claremont Middle School
5750 College Avenue, Oakland, CA  94618
(510) 654-7337
Last modified Claremont Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Claremont Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 68 reviews.