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Grass Valley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 257 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted October 21, 2013

Great community. Close net parent, teacher and students. Everybody knows each other. Principal is on the frontline. She is visible and knows her students by first name basics. We are very short staff do to budget cuts and resources. The principle continue to strive for excellence in academic, music, P.E, computers,library and safety. She supervise during recess and lunch for all students. She supports the kids and parents. Last year I had some concerns about my son teacher and his I.E.P annual meeting. She listen, made some suggestions and said she will come to the meeting. She showed up and onetime. I appreciate Mrs. Brandie Stewart (principal) and her staff and Grass Valley Elemantary Oakland. Rashida Shelby (parent)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

I went to this school and I loved it.man was it good they were in to sports and I loved it


Posted November 29, 2012

Grass Valley is hidden gem that rivals any good private school. I'm a licensed social worker, parent of two Grass Valley graduates, and currently working as a substitute prior to entering a doctoral program in education. The Pros: Superlative leadership, a dedicated professional staff, an encouraging environment, and a motivated community. The Cons: I'd paid good money for private schools before finding this out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2012

I am a father of a six year old first grader at Grass Valley Elementary School. Her teacher keeps me updated with everything that goes on which is amazing because I am busy and a single parent. My daughter's teacher teaches the students, reading, math, science, and how to be responsible. The school participates in various activities such as fundraisers, family night, and other activities to get a parent to parent as well as a parent to faculty relationship established which I think is wonderful. I am very pleased with this school. It also is in a nice neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2012

I have two children enrolled at Grass Valley Elementary. I think the school has a wonderful principal and teaching staff. The children are happy and have memorable experiences. The PTA creates a lot of events for parents and students. And the Principal, Ms. Stewart, keeps the children encouraged and challenged to do their best. Great school and great location (deer appear daily). The remodeled campus is also an added benefit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2012

I love our school! The principal, teachers, and all staff that I have met are kind, helpful and professional. The teachers that I've spoken to are veteran teachers, most of who are dedicated to the Oakland. My daughter went to an expensive private preschool, and she has made more progress in the last two months of school than she did all last year. Not only that, but she actually likes school now! The teachers participated in a Whole Brain Teaching teaching training over the summer and are successfully implementing the strategies. I've talked with many of my friends who have gone the private school route as well as driving to better rated schools, and in listening to their accounts (both of school and classroom environment) I am grateful that I chose to bring my daughter here. As a social worker and childhood specialist I understand that test scores do not accurately reflect the success of a classroom or school. Nor do they truly show that a child has learned, or is learning to, problem solve and think critically, as opposed to regurgitate information. I believe Grass Valley is the real deal. They are concerned about our children's learning, not just their image.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2011

I went to grass valley for the fifth, and sixth <back when there was 6th> grades. 85-87 "wow I'm old" any ways made great friends, matter of fact I believe the Mrs Jackson so many speak of fondly was a teacher when I was a student there. < she is a great person> miss them moved before the start of Jr high. "Navy"


Posted August 25, 2011

I am a very proud parent for a son who attended Grass Valley Elementary for 6 years, Kindergarten through 5th Grade under the leadership of Mrs. Jackson who is now retired and we wish the best of luck to you, Mrs. Jackson. We are very proud of our son success at Grass Valley. He is an academically driven young student who loves learning. He is self motivated and driven to succeed. Our son had a perfect attendance through out his time at Grass Valley since the environment was very nurturing with some great teachers. Currently, we now have a 2nd son who will also be entering Kindergarten, and we are again very excited. Ou new Principal, Ms. Henderson, who has already done such an amazing job with the school's appearance. She has transformed the curb appeal appearance of the school already. She is a young woman who is very motivated and wants to work with both the teachers and parents to raise the bar for academic success for all Grass Valley students. We are very blessed to have such a leader for our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2011

I am so proud to be associated with Grass Valley Elementary School, which is the highest achieving school in Diatrict 7 , (East Oakland). The school is a California Distingushed School three times, and a Nationaly Rcognized Distingushed School. Never in the history of Oakland Unified School District has a school that has a majority of African American Children made these Types of academic gains. This is due to the leadership of Ms. Jackson, Principal. The parent groups are awesome. It is a honor and privilidge to represent this school on the board of education.


Posted July 22, 2011

My grandson has been at Grass Valley since Kindergarten, and is now entering the 3rd grade. He has thoroughly enjoyed his school experience, and has progressed academically in all subjects. His 1st grade and 2nd grade teachers, Ms. Bear and Ms. Opes, did fantastic jobs giving my grandson both the skills he needed academically while molding his behavior and social skills as well. The only problem I have with the school is the method by which they choose participants in the afterschool program. Grass Valley conducts a lottery, and no preference is given to parents who work. So, parents who would have no problem picking their children up at 2:45pm (because they are stay-at-home parents) are given slots in the afterschool program while other parents (who work full-time and desperately need afterschool care) have to make other arrangements for their child, which can be both complicated and costly. In all, I would recommend this school in a heartbeat......after all, what's most important is their educational/social development. Right?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Grass Valley is a wonderful school and I'd like to thank our Principal Mrs. Jackson for showing the good old fashion love for our students. Although we are sad to see her go, to be able to retire with good health is a very good thing. Enjoy your retirement Mrs. Jackson. Next I would like to welcome Ms. Carla Henderson our new Principal. We are totally excited to have you and look forward supporting you supporting our students. Again, Grass Valley is awesome but we need more parent participation please. See you in the fall
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Parents, we need your participation. We can take Grass Valley to the next level without a hitch. Please support our school. Respectfully, Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

I am so impressed with Grass Valley. I have 2 daughters that attend GV one is in the kindergarten and one in third grade. I made the crazy mistake of putting my 3rd grader in private school for K-2. If I had know about the hidden gem GV I could have saved a lot of money. Mrs. Jackson is a firm and nuturing principal and my daughters love her. My girls teachers are great and go above and beyond for their students. Many of the teachers there have the "old style" dedication for their students. The Dads Club in awsome and organized great planter boxes so each class could have veggies to harvest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2010

My child is a third grader at Grass Valley and this is the only elementary that he has attended. The campus is always clean and welcoming. I am very pleased with the education that he has received thus far. His high test scores back up my opinions! I am happy that he is happy to be there and he also has an opportunity to be around other high-achieving African-American students. I am amazed by the large amount of parent participation and they even have a strong dedicated "Dad's Club". When the principal, Mrs. Jackson decides to retire...someone will have BIG shoes to fill. That Leader is irreplaceable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

Each year i'm more impressed with the students, staff and parents at Grass Valley. There is a spirit of excellence with very high expections for each and every student. The staff is caring and protective of every student. I'm sure Grass Valley will continue to soar to great heights and produce outstanding students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

I believe that this year will be uplifting and the kids will be successful. Although they will be missing one of their beloved/dedicated teachers this year, GV will stay on track and scores will soar like the EAGLES they are. They are implementing their 2nd year of the 'free' after school program E.A.G.L.E. and it promises to be better than last year. I think parent participation will be up and the motivation to strive for excellence will be the goal...lead by our fearless principal Mrs. Jackson. I nothing but good things and praises for GV...otherwise I wouldn't have both my children there...I trust them and they haven't let me down yet!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

My daughter went to kindergarten at Grass Valley last year, and we were so happy with her teacher, Ms. Huen. When we moved away and enrolled our daughter in 1st grade at a Great Schools rated 10 school, she was at the top of her class. Our son started kindergarten in the new school this year and although it is good, we do regret not having stayed in Oakland one more year so he could have benefitted from having Ms. Huen. We liked everyone in administration, including Ms. Jackson, who we thought was awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

My child is in the Kindergarten and has an awesome teacher with 30 years+ experience. The work my child is doing is comparable w/ the work a friends first grader is doing. The principle, Mrs. Jackson is approachable. The extracurricular activities are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

Level of parent involement is 'Okay
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

Grass Valley could be a better school with more funds for necessities and parental involvement. It suffers from the same issues rampant throughout OUSD. There is a small but extremely dedicated PTA and volunteer pool. They also have a dad's group which is rare and wonderful. The principal is accessible and I believe truly tries to make the best of the resources they have available. They have a great computer lab and tutors. I do think better decisions can be made in regards to the quality of field trips and extracurricular activities. I'm only familiar with one of the kindergarten teachers and she is one of the best in the district. Mrs Huen has the right blend of strictness and sweetness and has instilled the love of reading in her 5 yr olds. I believe the children are very safe and well looked after, the community is quiet and very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

769

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

769

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Females32%
Males39%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females32%
Males74%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students32%
Females38%
Males28%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented31%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students48%
Females50%
Males47%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented48%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females71%
Males41%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%

Math

All Students61%
Females71%
Males50%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females50%
Males53%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

Math

All Students60%
Females69%
Males53%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Science

All Students30%
Females25%
Males35%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented32%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 7%
Hispanic 9% 51%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
White 1% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 11%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Rosella Jackson
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 636-4655

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Writing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • AC Transit 46

Bay Area Community Resources (after school program)

Types of activities
  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • Bay Area Community Resources
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Start time
  • 2:40
End time
  • 6:00
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
Website
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
More from this school
  • Grass Valley School is a caring school community in the hills of Oakland. Students are exposed to an integrated curriculum in Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, as well as the Visual and Performing Arts. Our goal is for students to strive towards excellence and develop positive self-images.
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4720 Dunkirk Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605
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Phone: (510) 636-4653

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