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Kaiser Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 258 students

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 20 ratings
2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted October 18, 2013

A relatively small school (300) in a safe, beautiful location. Longstanding, cohesive staff with a passion for integrating the arts into the curriculum. A welcoming, diverse community with many active parents supporting the PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2013

While only 2 months into Kindergarten - I'm amazed at the speed in which my daughter is learning. She is thrilled to go to school each morning. We have found the school a wonderful place and couldn't be happier. The parent involvement is very high, and most of the other parents I meet are just as happy as I am to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

The only public elementary school in Oakland that reflects the true diversity of the city (all-welcoming), with high expectations and a safe environment. It's not easy for parents to provide transportation to the Hiller Highland location but the payoff is big. The PTA pays for terrific enrichment programs and the school community embraces the non-traditional solution of coming together from outside the neighborhood. My kids love it here and they are doing exceptionally well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Kaiser Elementary School is meeting all my expectations in the area of nuturing, esteeming and educating my grandson. He is still excited to go to school everyday and even with the adjustment to kindergarten from pre-school he shows all the signs of early success. The teachers are still smiling in the morning when they greet the students on the playground and the afterschool staff is energetic and engaging for a tired 5 yr old who misses his nap. Our first fundraiser was well attended and everyone left holding a Harvest Fair treasure (cake or toy or garden tools or invite to have fresh veggies delivered to their door step even a organic nite light was given away). The community of Kaiser Elementary is solidly represented by the principal who is active, interactive and thoughfully reactive to the needs of the school. Great school!


Posted September 24, 2013

For grades K-3, which is what I've experienced so far, the teachers are fantastic. This is an arts-based school, and the children learn by doing. They make art projects, keep journals, draw, listen to music - everything that enhances learning on all levels. The parent involvement is phenomenal. Although the class sizes average 27, there are parents volunteering in the classroom every day, so the ratio of kids to adults is more like 1:13 or less. Time is given to kids who need extra help. There's before- and after-school programs as well as enrichment programs for the kids. The environment is beautiful, in the Oakland hills. Giving 4 stars only because OUSD is requiring this great little school to add more classes and students.


Posted September 24, 2013

This is a school that cares about each student. There are not kids left on their own to struggle with the challenges of school. The parents are very involved and the teachers are very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

I have 3 children currently at Kaiser. Our children are thriving, happy and learning. I can't say enough about the caring and loving teachers who put our children first. We have had a wonderful experiences with all of the teachers, the culture, leadership and other families the past 6 years and are looking forward to the next 4 years. I can't recommend Kaiser enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2013

The diverse school community, committed teachers and beautiful location make this school so highly rated. The diversity of our school reflects our city and we have wonderful teachers. The principal is approachable, grounded, and greatly committed to the well-being of his staff and his students. We have the best parent community who comes together to support our children and our wonderful teachers. My children feel safe and learn at Kaiser
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

My son started Kindergarten this year and I cannot be happier with our decision to send him to Kaiser. This school is a hidden gem in so many ways. First, there are only (2) classes per grade, which contributes to our tight-knit community and parent engagement. Second, it is one of the only schools that truly represents ALL of the Oakland community from a diversity standpoint. Lastly, the class sizes are generally low for Oakland Public Schools (<20 student/teacher in K) which lead to more effective teaching and learning. I would highly recommend Kaiser to other parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

This school is a fine example of administration, teachers and parents working together for the benefit of the students. My son's education is enhanced and richer because of the healthy environment in which he attends school. All families are motivated toward making the quality of the education experience the best possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

For the past 3 years I have driven my daughter past a nearby private school on our way to Kaiser. I feel so lucky to have such great academics, parent involvement, afterschool activites and extended care without the private school tuition. Hint to OUSD: a nice area of turf in the play yard would make it perfect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

My son just started Kindergarten and is loving it. This school has excellent Kindergarten teachers who work with each other to make this a really good experience for our kids. They really have things organized well. My son loves his reading buddy time with the 3rd graders! I think the parent community is great as well. I've heard second-hand that the upper grades could be strengthened a bit, but I am confident in the leadership of this school. It is great to find the combination of diversity and academic strength in this school and I really believe it is only getting better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

The best part of this school is not the amazing teachers, or the coolest an mos amazing principal, or the parent involvement, or the amazing after school care team, the best part is the moment you walk in to this school you become part of a family!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

This is a gem of a school. I have one older child who graduated from Kaiser and another who is currently enrolled. I am continuously impressed by the dedication of the teachers, administration and parents. Kaiser serves a widely diverse population and this is one of the best things about the school. Not only do teachers strive to push kids academically, they are also teaching them how to be good citizens. This was an art magnet school in the past and art is integrated into the school as well, which is amazing. Kaiser is also one of the few schools that has instrument instruction for all 4th and 5th graders. It really is an amazing school and and amazing community! If you have looked at Kaiser yet, definitely do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

My son transferred to Kaiser. we were really nervous about his transition after spending k, 1 and 2 in a small independent school in the suburbs. We chose the school for it's diversity, high test scores and community. It has been a great choice for us. We really appreciate the parent support. My son is having a great year and is making great strides academically and socially. He has loads of friends and loves going to school every day. On the weekends, he misses school! I give it only 4 stars because the organization could be better. There is often misinformation about meeting times, the length of the school day (half days for the first three days of school), etc. I still haven't received any info on the school lunch. That said, we are very happy with our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

My daughter just started school here this year. She is in the second grade. We were worried it would be hard for her to adjust. The kids (especially the older ones) were so nice and respectful. We met a 4th and 5th grader who said they were sad they had such a short time left because they love Kaiser. Her teacher is innovative and using project-based learning and arts integration. This school believes in differentiated learning. Best of all for me is that the kids are kind and respectful. AND all this in a diverse environment where the achievement gap is being closed. This is truly a school that represents Oakland. A California Blue Ribbon School. There are a lot of choices in Oakland, Kaiser is solid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2013

If you are looking for a school where your kids will thrive with incredible diversity, art, music, science, computer, wonderful field trips, excellent teachers who care deeply, a community that gives, a principal that is there for the students, then Kaiser is the school to be at. We are so fortunate to have our children attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Kaiser elementary school in Oakland, Ca. has everything you could wish for in a school. Diversity, parent involvement, great teachers and a curriculum which stresses social values as well as academic success. I have been a grandparent of two Kaiser students for six years and look forward to many more.


Posted January 10, 2013

Kaiser Elementary School has been a wonderful experience for our son and our family. It is a welcoming enviroment for all kinds of families. Having toured many of the public schools in Oakland, Kaiser was the only school with high API, a diverse student body, located in a stunning location that welcomed our familiy with warmth and positive feedback. We were greeted with wonderful supportive teachers, parents and staff. The social and emotional enviroment grounded in the Roots of Empathy/Second Step Program spearheaded by our principle, gives the teachers and the students the room to solve problems. The academic success team in place for our son with five staff members helping us to make success part of the curriculum, the art teacher, music teacher, computer and PE teacher are great as well. We have engaged in after school enrichment programs and have friends from every district in the city of Oakland. It's Kaiser's 50th Anniversary of being a landmark educational institution and we will continue to celebrate as we work towards keeping it a thriving school for all of our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2013

Well, I am admittedly posting to address the comment posted on 12/24. I am the parent of two Kaiser kids (one graduate). The principal that came after Katie McClain was a teacher for 15+ years prior. He stayed as principal for about 8 years. Ms. McClain still regularly volunteers her time. Kaiser's a family school with many different types of families, including the staff. It boasts some of the most longevity in terms of staff of any school I've seen. Mr. Avent is only in his second year and he HAS implemented changes, notably in the higher grades. I had one of the 2nd grade teachers still on staff. Her style was not mine. My children thrived academically and developed a love of reading and writing they still have today. There is attrition across the district in 4th and 5th grade. Dissatisfaction? Perhaps. The parents fought hard to keep a nontenured 4/5th grade teacher that was placed on the economic chopping block 2X, so apparently many parents are happy. I had the other two. They were very academically challenging (perhaps that is the source of the complaint?)If anything my older was bored the first year Middle School. They are now in advanced classes.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

856

Change from
2012 to 2013

+12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

856

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

+12

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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7 / 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)

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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students67%
Females82%
Males55%
African American50%
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)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students76%
Females82%
Males72%
African American56%
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)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state73%
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 Students54%
Females63%
Males46%
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)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
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 graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females79%
Males68%
African American53%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
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 graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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 Students76%
Females67%
Males86%
African American69%
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)72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
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 graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females63%
Males83%
African American83%
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)68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
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 graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
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 Students72%
Females69%
Males74%
African Americann/a
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)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
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 graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females46%
Males65%
African Americann/a
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)77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
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 graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students79%
Females69%
Males84%
African Americann/a
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
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 graduate79%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 35% 7%
White 27% 27%
Two or more races 19% 3%
Hispanic 10% 51%
Asian 9% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School Leader's name
  • Mel Stenger
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 549-4904

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Lake Merritt BART station is approx. five blocks from our school and an AC Transit bus line on E. 10th.
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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  • Kaiser Elementary School provides a stimulating and creative learning environment where all students feel respected, valued, safe, and supported. We celebrate and nurture children from all of Oakland's neighborhoods, socio-economic levels, and cultural backgrounds. We welcome children from diverse family structures including gay/lesbian parents, single parent, and mixed-race households. We seek to impart the necessary skills for student excellence, and to produce well-rounded, reflective, and socially aware individuals. Our staff of lifelong learners works closely with our families and students to provide an exciting learning environment where we all work to meet our goals to 1) Provide a place where the "family spirit" prevails; 2) Promote academic excellence and encourage diversity; 3) Provide teaching that is holistic, interactive and facilitative; and 4) Provide and maintain an aesthetically-pleasing environment. The staff has an average of thirteen years of teaching experience. As part of being a professional learning community, our teachers meet weekly to collaborate about essential learning, assessments, and intervention. Our school uses all District-approved texts and curricula and meets the needs of those above and below grade level through differentiation techniques in the classroom. We enrich the base program through library, computer, P.E., music, and art classes. Every fourth and fifth grader studies a musical instrument. Parents enrich and support our instructional program through the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) membership and committee work. Our parents also provide support in the areas of classroom volunteer and clerical support, tutoring, office support, event and field trip chaperoning.
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25 South Hill Court
Oakland, CA 94618
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Phone: (510) 549-4900

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