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School leader:  Peter Van Tassel
745 Cleveland Street
Oakland, CA 94606-1513

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(510) 874-3600
(510) 879-1089
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Submitted by a community member · August 22, 2013
Cleveland is amazing. The Eco-literacy program, the school garden and the fact that they teach (by example) the children to embrace diversity just a few of the things that make this school so amazing.

Submitted by a parent · June 13, 2013
Well it is then end of the 2012-2013 school year and my daughter graduates 1st grade today. She spent kindergarten and 1st grade at Cleveland, and we plan to be there until she moves up to middle school. There is only one problem, and it does... more

Submitted by a parent · October 24, 2012
My son also started kindergarten at Cleveland this fall and loves it! I have been very impressed with the involvement and dedication of the parents and PTA who are sensitive to the needs of all students. The school is very diverse and inclusive.... more

Submitted by a parent · October 23, 2012
My son started Kindergarten at Cleveland this fall. He really loves his teacher and his new friends....and he's learning a ton. The aftercare at Bear Cub City is great, too. I've been really impressed by the parent community....lots of smart,... more

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Cleveland Elementary School is a safe, disciplined, and productive environment where students and adults are meaningfully engaged in learning. Our culturally diverse population is our strength, and the spirit of equity, cooperation, and respect permeates our school community. Our curriculum design and instructional practices enhance our ability to connect and apply academic learning to service learning as evidenced in our Community Garden Project. We are determined to develop students who are socially, politically, academically, and technologically competent. The mission of Cleveland Elementary is to close the achievement gap in Oakland and create a sense of urgency and love for learning in our students. We strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our young people by offering an engaging and rigorous instructional program, and by building strong relationships between parents, staff, students, and community. We create a culture of high standards and equity through ongoing self-reflection and analysis. Parents are encouraged to be involved in our school. We teach our English Learners to develop proficiency in English. Additionally, we offer a Special Education program, speech/language and occupational therapy, and fundraise for a music and art program to enhance instruction in the classroom. At Cleveland Elementary, we are dedicated to developing productive, compassionate, and ethical students.


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Cleveland Elementary School
745 Cleveland Street, Oakland, CA  94606-1513
(510) 874-3600
Last modified Cleveland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cleveland Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top