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School leader:  Zarina Ahmad
4314 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611-4716

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    Before, After
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  • Transportation
    Transportation provided for special education students


  • Academic focus
    Multiculturalism / Global, Writing, Mathematics, Science
  • Arts
    Choir / Chorus, Instrumental and theory music lessons, Dance
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Submitted by a parent · January 29, 2014
I love Piedmont Avenue School. My son is in Kindergarden here, and he is doing so well! I love that they have computer, art and science. Even in kidnergarden! With all the cut backs I am happy to see they still have a full computer lab for the... more

Submitted by a parent · October 23, 2012
My daughter is in kindergarten in this school. I would like to share my happiness with all the parents about the progress made in piedmont elementary school. This progress is a result of a hard work of the principal, teachers and every one who is... more

Submitted by a parent · September 14, 2012
I am a parent of a first grader at Piedmont Ave Elementary School. My son started here in Kindergarten and we have LOVED this school from the beginning! The principal is AMAZING! The teachers care tremendously about their work and their kids. It... more

Submitted by a parent · August 14, 2012
My son was new here last year. As an entering 4th grader making friends and navigating a new environment was only one of the challenges we faced at the beginning of the year. Also, we had tried to get him an IEP assessment at other schools with... more

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About this school

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!

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Piedmont Avenue Elementary School
4314 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA  94611-4716
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. (510) 654-7377
Last modified Piedmont Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.