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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Claremont Middle School has great enrichment programs like the amazing media and technology lab and the music band.
Our grandsons were well taught and their parents participated in an excellent PTA. The musical program meant much to our grandsons.
Claremont is a small school and has great teachers and faculty that are clearly dedicated to helping students succeed.
Great teachers, committed parents, terrific leadership, cultural and socioeconomic diversity
This is a great public middle school in Oakland Unified school district. There are not many doing well these days.
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!
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.
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.
It is a small diverse public middle school with fabulous kids, teachers and parents!
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.
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.
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