Believe You Can! Work Hard! Get Smart! At Piedmont Avenue Elementary School, we inspire children to love learning. We emphasize student engagement in every classroom with a culture of high academic expectations and a rigorous standards-based curriculum. We are a school on the rise. Last year, we achieved 12.1 points growth in our math CST data, which was the most growth in our District. Our academic programs include Si Swun Math; Read, THINK, Apply Reading Comprehension Program (including leveled reading books); FOSS Science; and data-driven intervention and challenge lessons. We offer several enrichment activities such as our Apple computer lab, sport/game time, gardening, instrumental music, choir, library, and African Dance. We promote collaboration, equity, and cultural competence. We see our cultural diversity as an asset and we celebrate our love and respect for each other with ongoing multicultural activities. We have community partnerships with Experience Corps, Reading Partners, Excel Reading, Peace Makers, Education Through Music, Faith Network, and Oakland Technical High School Tutors. As a Full-Service Community School, we have the Piedmont Avenue Branch of the Oakland Public Library and we offer counseling services from the Ann Martin Wellness Center on our site. Our faculty, support staff and volunteers act as a team committed to keeping student achievement at our core. We believe every child will succeed. We promote a college going culture, naming each classroom after a college. Our family partnerships involve parents in the classrooms, and parents are also active on our PTA, SSC, and Dad's Club. We offer an extended learning day through our afterschool program, C.L.A. S. S.(Children Learning After School Successfully). Join our school family and be a part of the Piedmont Avenue Panther Pride!