out of 10


Schools serving similar student populations most often got a: 6
Test scores for low-income students

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School leader:  Darren Avent
5555 Ascot Drive
Oakland, CA 94611-3001

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    Before, After
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  • Transportation
    Transportation provided for special education students


  • Academic focus
    Writing, Mathematics
  • Arts
    Band, Instrumental and theory music lessons
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    Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling, Track...
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Submitted by a parent · October 23, 2015
Montera is a great school with great teachers that really do care about your kids to succeed. My son came from a private school in Oakland to go here at Montera and has been excelling in his academics better then his previous private school. It... more

Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
Submitted by a parent · October 23, 2015
My son went to a private school in Oakland where he was not getting the help needed despite this was a well known private school. Of course the teachers are not certified as the teachers in public school but here at Montera my son is now... more

Submitted by a parent · March 06, 2014
My perspective on Montera is that overall it is a well run school and the teachers and admin staff are working to make it better all the time. I see a group of teachers and staff that have a true concern about their students and want to give them... more

Submitted by a parent · February 23, 2014
I've put two kids through Montera over the last six years and it has changed greatly in that time, but specifically since Dr. Tranzor has taken leadership. We are delighted with the cleanliness, teacher "re"-engagement, lack of violence and drug... more

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About this school

Montera is a school that is located on a lovely 20 acre campus. We have students from all walks of life as part of our community. We have the honor of being a California Distinguished School. Montera is home to a diverse staff of teachers that have been members of our community for many years. We are the largest middle school in Oakland and promote excellence in academics and achievement. Currently, we are actively working to prepare our students for the California Common Core Standards for both Math and English Language Arts; we are at the forefront of this transition. As we are making these shifts, we are engaging students in powerful and masterful instruction. Our Parent Teacher Organization is a wonderful part of our school and we work effortlessly and tirelessly together for our students' success. Montera offers many clubs, sports and activities for which our students may participate. We work to teach to the whole child so that each student finds success at Montera. Go Montera, Go Toros!

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Montera Middle School
5555 Ascot Drive, Oakland, CA  94611-3001
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 78 reviews. (510) 531-6070
Last modified Montera Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.