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4215 La Cresta Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

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5 stars
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May 20, 2014
We are headed into our last year at Glenview and couldn't be happier with our local neighborhood school! The new principal has been wonderful and the parent participation continues to grow every year. Glenview is a diverse community with a warm and welcoming environment!

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2013
This school is very clicky and it's been difficult for our family to make friends with the existing group. The class sizes are very large and children do not receive enough individual attention. There are at least several teachers at the school that I know of that actively bully the children and parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
I have two children at Glenview, my children are very happy, the teachers are fantastic, the staff members ,the principal, we like everything. We are like a parents, very involve in the school, make the school like second home for my children. We are very happy. Antonia

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
My daughter started here in kindergarten, and is now entering 5th grade. Every teacher she has had has been engaging and attentive. I wasn't expecting the high level of education that she is getting from this public school, and we couldn't be happier. There is strong parental involvement; a school garden, Halloween festival, book fair, movie nights, and more. The school is attractive and very clean. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2012
this is a great local school that provides a strong community for the glenview area. I think that lots of parents are happy with this school.

- submitted by a community member
July 08, 2011
Exceeded my expectations of a neighborhood public school within the OUSD system. We have a truly gifted principal, the teachers are strong, and the parents and families are welcoming, involved and enthusiastic about constantly improving the school community. Best of all, this is truly a diverse school - ethnically, socioeconomically, and also in terms of family composition. This is a gem of a public school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
The school has a great sense of community. A variety of afterschool programs and it's safe.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Local community feel. Green interest. Diversity. On site well-balanced after care. Experienced staff. Clean well cared for and safe facility. Walking distance from my home.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
We have an awesome principle, great teachers & staff. They all really care about the children and the children adore them as well. Parents are very active in the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
A terrific school community all around - teachers, staff, parents and kids. Lots of creative ideas and enthusiasm for helping students grow and thrive.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Great Principal & staff, amazing teachers who care, and incredibly motivated parents who raise money to enrich our school programs and the site.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Great parent involvement through pta. Kids love their school and teachers. We are glad to be a part.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
We have been thrilled with the principal Ms. Atkins and the school's continued support of the arts, music and visual, as well as the parents who are so focused and giving!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2010
Glenview's principal, staff and teachers are clearly committed to the success of every student. The staff provides an environment that fosters confidence in ones ability to succeed...a foundation for success which lasts a lifetime. Glenview has been like a seconed family to my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 22, 2009
A racially and socio-economically diverse school w/ great test scores in Oakland. A wonderful group of teachers united by an outstanding principal! Every day that I take my daughter I feel as though I've won the lottery!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love the diversity of the school, both ethnic and class.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
We love the entire staff at this school especially the principal Ms. Atkins

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Glenview has concerned parents that come together regularly to work on the school for their children's sake. great produce stand on Tuesdays, garden projects, arts and education.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I love Glenview Elementary because of the extraordinary support and commitment to our children from the parents and the broader community. As a new family in the school, we already feel extremely connected. From the improved play yard to the wonderful garden to the classroom volunteers, Glenview exemplifies community involvement. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
They have a reduced price produce stand so you can buy fruits and vegetables when you pick up your children, an amazing garden, playground and lots of offerings all because of the very active PTA!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love Glenview Elementary. It's a very friendly school with wonderful, caring teachers, very community conscious and committed to the children.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
creative energetic principle and caring community of involved teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The parents have turned the school around and the energy and involvement on making it a wonderful place for the students is apparent!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Our school is amazing! From community involvement, to wonderful teachers, to a special commitment to the arts in these trying times, we truly have a unique school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Great teachers and staff, fabulous play areas, interesting solar power project, wonderful extra activities offered, georgeous garden with program and produce stand, and friendly parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Glenview is progressive, creative, and yet keeps doing better and better on state tests. It is a strong part of our community and the children are thriving. Thanks, Glenview!

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
Parent involvement, teacher dedication, programs like recycling, compost, gardening, and selling fresh vegetables to raise funds.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love Glenview Elementary because my daughter is stimulated and engaged in school. I see her advancements on a daily basis. I am also impressed that in light of the school budget cuts, that between the principal, school staff and the highly motivated parents, the school is continuing to offer a variety of enrichment activities. Glenview is not just a school but a community where children learn to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I could not ask for a better school for my kids. It is a fantastic combination of a great principal, fantastic teachers, amazing students, and caring parents. We are entering year 4 at the school and I am continually grateful for the education and experience my children are receiving. Go Griffin!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
We love love love our school! Such a great mix of inspiring teachers, supportive staff, and amazing parents. The kids are the winners at Glenview, as is the community and neighborhood. Yay Glenview!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Glenview has the best parent/teacher population that I could ever ask for. It has improved by leaps and bounds every year. The kids love it here as well as the teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The diversity of the student body, involved parents and an active PTA, and the dedicated, caring staff and a principal who is committed to making sure the arts are part of the student's lives no matter what our budget make this school a true gem. Plus, I live next door and both my kids attend. You can't get any luckier than that.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
a brilliant school- innovation is here

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Glenview is very culturally diverse and there is a ton of parent participation. Furthermore, the faculty is the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Glenview has a great, dedicated staff of teachers and administrators and an active, involved group of parents. Everyone works together to promote a terrific learning environment for the kids. We love our school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love Glenview Elementary because it is diverse and welcoming. The staff is wonderful, the children are bright and the community stands strong as one!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
The teachers, the principal, the staff, the students and the parents. It is a true melting pot. Everyone gives their best and it shows in the pride that comes from all who have a Glenview experience. Just can't hide that Glenview pride!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
The parents involvement is phenomenal, the teachers and staff are engaged and my kids love to go there every morning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Glenview Elementary is a vibrant school, where anyone walking through the classrooms and play yard would immediately feel the vibe of happy children and a dynamic teaching and support staff. In the past few years, our neighborhood school has improved in student achievement, neighborhood commitment, and community involvement. Within four years, Glenview families have purchased and built a state-of-the-art play structure, re-opened the school library staffed by a certified librarian, put computers in every classroom, grown an edible garden, landscaped the school gardens, had the school painted, established a schoolwide composting program, reached out to the community as THE neighborhood elementary school to attend, among many other home-grown, parent-initiated improvements. All of this is possible because we are part of a school whose leadership, teachers and support staff share a common goal with the parents to make Glenview Elementary a great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Glenview's faculty, staff and families are committed to bringing the best education and artistic opportunities to the kids of Oakland. Every day my daughter comes home having learned something new, while have a great time too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
We love our school because it is such a unique, warm, and loving community. The teachers are very professional, dedicated, friendly, and open to students and families. They will work with you so that your child can be successful. The principal has a strong commitment to arts programming and ensures that students receive some kind of art-related class on a weekly basis, such as dance, drama, painting, etc., and the PTA and general parent community is awesome. Our school is very demographically diverse, and yet the kids and families mix well and become friends. Our PTA has brought in a teaching garden, a Tuesday afterschool farmer's market, a solar panel for teaching, among many other activities. I can't say enough how happy to have had my older son attend K-5 there and now my younger, who is a 4th grader.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
We love the teachers, office staff, principal, and the community. Our son is so happy at Glenview, he said to us the other day, 'I wish Glenview went all the way to college!'

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Glenview is amazing. My son just started kindergarten and the parents are so involved - volunteering in the classroom, helping out in the garden and painting flats for the Halloween festival. There's read-a-thons, science day, and the children even compost at lunch. Glenview just started a produce stand every Tuesday to provide local organic fruits and veggies to the Glenview Elementary Community. The teachers are approachable and amazing with the children. My son's teacher called me on her lunch break today to respond to a question I had in a note I wrote this morning and sent to school. With budget cutbacks, our school is in desperate need of extra funds.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
We love Glenview! The community is just amazing ... and by community, I mean the teachers, the administration and the parents. We're only in our second year at the school, and already we feel so much a part of the family. When so many people care so deeply about a place, it can only help to make the educational experience for our kids all that it can be. Money is nice, and lord knows schools can always use more, but you can't buy the spirit this school possesses.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Glenview is a great school because it has great teachers, students, office staff, custodians and a great principal. Glenview students have an extensive arts and music program. All three of my kids have gone to Glenview School.

- submitted by a teacher
September 16, 2009
Glenview has tremendous diversity, committed educators, a wonderful cohort of students and active, interested parents.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2009
This school is a hidden gem! My son has attended Glenview for 2 years and absolutely loves it. There is great parent involvement and encouragement to volunteer in various areas; the teachers are terrific - the ones my son has had recognize each child is different and work with students all levels; the office office staff are patient, friendly and really care about the kids; and the principal is truly amazing - smart, dynamic and experienced! It is truly a community at Glenview and I am so glad that my son has been able to have a great experience (both academically and socially) here!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
This is our child's second year at Glenview. We couldn't be happier. We have a very capable and dedicated principal and our child is blessed to have two excellent teachers in a row. Her kindergarten teacher prepared her so well, both academically, and socially for 1st grade. She flourishes and thrives in class. My husband and I college graduates and value education. We find our daughter not just learning everything she is supposed to learn at this age, she learns to be caring and responsible. She loves going to school where she has her good friends. We are very involved parents and we like what we see in school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2008
My son is a kindergardner at Glenview - he LOVES it, I LOVE it. I volunteer in class once a week, and can't stop smiling the entire time I am there. The kids are having a lot of fun and they are learning. We couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
This is my son's second year at Glenview and we are so happy with the school! He has had wonderful, caring teachers and is excelling in all areas. They have wonderful art, dance, music, & Spanish programs. Their afterschool program is also fabulous. I cannot say enough how assuring it is to be able to drop off your child every day and feel secure that he will be taken care of and treated well and have a great day!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
We are proud parents of a Glenview student. We feel so lucky to have such a fantastic parent and community supported elementary as our neighborhood school. Thank you Glenview staff and parents for such a fantastic start to our childrens' school career.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
My son is in first grade at Glenview. I just cannot say enough positive things about our experience with the school. Our son is blossoming intellectually, socially, and personally. His friends are from widely divergent backgrounds - the social stimulation this provides is unparalleled. The teachers are suberb, supported by an amazing principal. The school isn't perfect - but no school is. But we are thrilled!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
Glenview School is providing my 2nd grader with strong reading and math skills, a strong and confident sense of self, a deep respect for diversity and community, and a chance to learn through music, art, dance, language, and science. It has strong and friendly administrative leadership and active parent involvment. It is a very well rounded school. I look forward too my second child begining Kindergarten in the fall.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2008
My child finds this school very uhchallenging. They teach the same thing every grade. At this moment, my child is in 5th grade. Yes, I know it may be challenging for other kids. But I mean, they should at least have an advanced class or special programs or something. They also let kids gang up on other kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2008
We are moving out of the area and I'm devastated at having to leave Glenview. We have had an excellent teacher in kindergarten this year. Mostly I've been delighted with the level of parental involvement. It seems clear that this school is going to continue to get better and better. The principal is just so supportive of everything we've wanted to do and I love the 'You-can-do-it!' speeches she gives the students. There is just such a spirit of encouragement from everyone there -- from the other parents to the office staff. I love the after-school staff; the dance teacher is AMAZING (my son thinks dancing is cool!); cannot enthuse enough about the librarian; we started a recycling/composting program and far from grumbling, the custodians thought it was a great idea. This place has really been my ideal: good schooling (my son is already reading) yet plenty diverse.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
I am very please with Glenview. This is my child 2nd year there he is learning so much. I really like the environment glenview offers. Also their staff Mrs. Brown,Mrs.Patton and princple Mrs. Adkins is great she always smiling and always share her happiness with a hug. I just hoping I can find an Jr> High that is as great as Glenview. I a looking forward to seeing this school go to great height and depth. When you have a God fearing woman running the school you can't go wrong.. God Bless Mrs.Taylor

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February 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
Glenview Elementary has far surpassed my expectations. I looked very hard for a school that would meet the curriculum standards that I wanted as well as have the openness of arts, music and extracurricular activities and Glenview does it all. The PTA is awesome and the available programs such as Oddyssey of the mind and the opportunities for before and afterschool language, arts and child care programs are above and beyond what most schools offer. So I guess it suffice's to say that I am very well pleased with Glenview Elementary and PTA, Principal Atkins, The Teachers and Staff; make every effort to make sure that both the Children and the parents stay very well taken care of. Hat's Off to Glenview Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2007
My daughter just started at Glenview and we are so happy about everything there...the dedication of the parents, the principal's enthusiasm, the staff working in the front office, the fabulous teachers and the after-school program. Our daughter's teacher, Mr Granda, is creative and caring. Starting Kindergarten can be overwhelming for both the child and the parents and we have received a great amount of support from other parents there. We highly recommend Glenview!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2006
Glenview is a wonderful school, with an increase in rankings this year and a very diverse student body. Lots of parent involvement and a talented staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2006
Great school, great teachers, great parental involvement. The principle is appraochable and easy to work with. This school just keeps getting better and better.

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March 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
My older son is entering 3rd grade this school year, and he is ready for summer to be over and to get back to his school. He is already thinking of the science project he wants to do and can't wait for the Readathon. What more can a parent want, but a child who is looking forward to school beginning? My younger son will be in kindergarten, and he is so exicted about going to Glenview with his brother. He can't wait for Sarah Science and chorus (two of the after school enrichment classes my older son takes.) Glenview parents, teachers, and staff work together to create a sense of community, to provide opportunities for kids to engage in their learning and have fun with it, and to have a sense of pride in their school. Our academic and arts education programs are strong which is great for all the kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
Glenview is a small school with strong teachers, a strong administrator and strong parent involvement. Glenview offers a strong academic program with a variety of performing arts classes and an enviromental education program.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
Overall this school is okay. Not the worst, not the best. Quite a few problematic kids. Most of the teachers are great, but even as great as they are it's hard for them to give sufficient attention to the chidren who need it more because of students who are problematic. Office staff is very friendly and helpful. This school is, for the most part, run by women who do a pretty good job keeping a tight ship in the face of the political climate schools in california operate under. Because of the school's principal extracurricular activities are great (not an option as with many other schools!)Parent involvement is fair on one level, and great on another when you consider the range of parents who can't or don't involve themselves The 'click' of parents who are most involved can be tough to really feel 'family-like' with, although involvement is always apreciated.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
This is my son's first year at Glenview. He is a second grader and prior to attending Glenview he attended two different elementary schools (let's just say I was trying to find the right one). I am very happy to say that enrolling him at Glenview was a very good choice. He really enjoys doing his homework and takes pride in it as well. The faculty and staff are a pleasure to work with and really have your child's best interest. Glenview has a variety of extracurricular programs and activities that I have engaged my son. I am really looking forward to the next three years of my son's academic school year at Glenview. With the teachers support and encouragement, my son's desire to succeed and my continued involvement at school and reinforcement at home I'm convinced Glenview is the right one baby!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2005
Glenview has always had a wide diversity of students, and extensive parental involvement. I was a student there in the 50's when it was more of an experimental school in the district. I've visited there several times recently and I'm impressed with the level of attention given the students. Most of the teachers seem to give educating the students priority, while ensuring slower students receive the attention they need. My only fault with the school is that quarters seems cramped, and the upper rear playground is literally stuffed with portables. It is a shame that in all these years a more permanent structure wasn't built to accomodate the need, rather than ancient portables, some leftover from when I attended there in the fifties. I also think some important programs lack the funding they deserve.

- submitted by a former student
no rating January 12, 2005
the quality of this schools academic program has gone down quite a bit over the years. this school is listed as one of the schools needing imporvement. I hope to see more parent participation and student involvement so that the children at this school can achieve higher test scores and be more preapred for their future education.

- submitted by a former student
April 18, 2004
We had never seriously considered any Oakland public school for our daughter. Like many others we were troubled by tales of lack of discipline and poor academic standards. We often drove past Glenview Elementary on our way to explore private schools such as Beacon, Northern Lights and Park Day. One day, encouraged by a PTA flyer, we walked into the school. We discovered intelligent, imaginative students; a dedicated, creative school staff; and a committed and effective PTA. Every morning, now, we walk our daughter to school. She's about to complete first grade. She is happy and thriving in this chaotic, and vital environment. We are thrilled with the quality of the cultural, social and academic learning offered by the Glenview experience. Come in, see our reopened library, admire our students' work, and feel the Glenview spirit.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2004
Exellent my son went here and he got what I believe is the greatest education possible

- submitted by a former student
March 11, 2004
'You can't hide that Glenview Pride,' Glenview's school motto! Both of my children attended and attend Glenview, this is our last year after 10 years. Glenview has one of the most diverse populations of the Oakland Public schools. The teaching staff is awesome, very low turnovers, open door policy, you are welcome at anytime to visit the school, just make sure that you stop by the main office to get a badge, they want to know who is on campus for safety reasons. Beyond the academics, they have an active PTA who put on the Science Fair, Read-A-thon (which raised enough money to secure a librarian for the school)! Now that is awesome. Its a great school, both of my children, one in high school and a 5th grader at Glenview really like the school. You have to go for yourself to just see how great this school really is...

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2003
We just started this year, but so far, so good. Mrs. Atkins is a warm and approachable principal. Our son's kindergarten teacher is the most dedicated we've met anywhere. And a great group of parents have really improved the school in hand over the past two years.

- submitted by a parent
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At Glenview Elementary School, our mission is to provide children with educational opportunities that meet them at their point of need, enable them to make academic gains at or above their grade level, and develop students into healthy adolescents. Students will become creative and critical thinkers who are caring participants in their local community and compassionate global citizens. We continuously strive to meet our mission by: 1) Offering equitable access to educational programs that foster academic achievement, a lifelong love for learning, and a passion for cross-curricular artistic expression; 2) Promoting cross-cultural understanding, interaction, and appreciation; 3) Offering our staff professional development and planning opportunities that improve the school climate, support research-based and data-driven instructional practices, and promote the growth of our instructional and support staff; 4) Working in concert with parents, guardians, caregivers, and the community; 5) Developing community partnerships for the benefit of our students, parents, and staff; and 6) Providing opportunities for engagement in social justice activities that promote service and the development of social emotional intelligence. Ultimately, Glenview's vision is that our students achieve their fullest potential. Our programs, services, parents, principal, faculty, and staff contribute to the development of all children in supporting them to achieve the educational and academic skills necessary to be active participants in the school and larger community. Our efforts result in our children learning to make informed choices about their daily lives by developing a positive sense of self, family, and community.

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Glenview Elementary School
4215 La Cresta Avenue, Oakland, CA  94602
(510) 531-6677
Last modified Glenview Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glenview Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 77 reviews.