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.