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Oakland, CA
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8521 A Street
Oakland, CA 94621

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(510) 729-7723
(510) 729-7725
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January 21, 2014
As a teacher, I love working at New Highland Academy. Our staff is a cohesive group with a culture of collaboration and teacher leadership. We are excited to share what we are learning from our students and in our many professional development pursuits, such as inquiry research on our teaching practice with the support of Mills Teacher Scholars, as well as the Alameda County Integrated Learning Specialist Program initiative in teaching through the arts. Teachers at New Highland are dedicated, caring people who are true activists for social change.

- submitted by a teacher

August 19, 2009
My daughter has been at Highland since kindergarden now going to 5th grade. I am happy to say that the school has changed a lot. I am also very happy that we have more teachers that are from the community vs. other years we had exchange teachers. Ms. Jackson was a great and exceptional teacher.

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April 19, 2009
Though New Highland Academy's test scores are lower than some schools, their scores have improved tremendously in the 3 years they have been a small school. Children have reported that they feel safer than they did before and parents along with the community have shown a greater support than before. NHA's Art program, which is the heart of the school has continued to blossom. (Students take either art, music, or dance.) With the amonts of achievements this school continues to make, there's no limit how far the school, its students, and its community can go.

- submitted by a teacher

February 27, 2008
My children have had the best experience at New Highland and their teachers are great! Especially Ms. Banks

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New Highland Academy is a school in the Elmhurst neighborhood of East Oakland. Core elements of our school program include standards-based instruction, visual arts and dance, and an emphasis on our four core values: be kind, work hard, get smart, and talk it out. Our program includes rigorous, differentiated, and culturally-relevant academic instruction, arts integration, social/emotional skill building and support, and strong, positive connections with families. We help our students develop as creative thinkers, effective communicators and compassionate members of their community.

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Last modified: September 11, 2014

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New Highland Academy
8521 A Street, Oakland, CA  94621
(510) 729-7723
Last modified New Highland Academy is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
New Highland Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews. Top