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Piedmont Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 357 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted 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 kids. Parents really get involved. The teachers really care. Ms. Drake is absolutely the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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 is a diverse and sweet group of families and the PTA does a huge amount in support of the kids and their learning and enrichment. Last year's star testing scores soared! We grew 12% in math, 6% in English Language Arts and 10% in Science. The API will be calculated soon, I can't wait to see what it has increased to. If this is your neighborhood school, PLEASE look at it seriously and thoroughly. Speak with Mrs Ahmad, the principal, the teachers and parents and you will know you have found a wonderful school for your kids and families. But most of all, no matter where you end up, GET INVOLVED! It will make all the difference in the world to your community and to your child's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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 little to no success. But, he made friends, had a great experience with his teacher AND we got the IEP all finished. Considering the budget stresses of OUSD and the struggle to get more parents involved PAES rises above the challenges. The Principal got a grant for a brand new computer lab the yer before we got there, there is science, art and field trips. My son got to go to Mosaic camp last year and he loved it and learned so much. Some of the other parents have mentioned diversity; its true, PAES has no shortage of cultural, racial, or socioeconomic diversity. The school has an inclusive approach to addressing all the children's differences. We are so lucky our neighborhood school didn't have room for an entering 4th grader. We love PAES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

This is a good school that could be a great school with more parent involvement. The principal is dedicated and intelligent with the best interests of the teachers and students at the forefront of her considerations in everything she does. The teachers with few exceptions are top notch educators with a strong focus on promoting a culture of success. The one thing in need of improvement is the percentage of community minded parents willing to put in the time to make the school a success. The parents that are active shoulder an incredible burden in their efforts to make the school fun and fulfilling for the kids because the majority of the parents are either too busy to help or unwilling to help. The PTA works very hard to bring positive influences into the school but they need more support from the parents. All in all, this is a good school and I am proud to send my child there. I just wish that more of the parents would get involved. If even a few more parents were able to give time to the school it could truly transform this school from being a good school into being a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

My son has been attending PAES since 2nd grade. He was previously in a private school that could not meet his needs as a child with Asperger's. We couldn't be happier with his experience at PAES. He loves his school; he feels included socially and academically challenged/strengthened. Ms. Amad, the principal sets a great tone for the school and I see all the teachers work very hard to make their school shine -- I feel all the teachers support my son's growth, not just his grade teacher. The school is very diverse and the parent base is very dedicated and participatory in all school activities and fundraisers. There is a couple after school programs onsite and nearby (ex: Studio One, which does pickups at the school). The school itself is in a great neighborhood and we often find ourselves wandering down Piedmont for dinner at some of the great restaurants or for some ice cream at Fenton's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

My twins are entering 5th grade this year -- our 7th year of involvement with PAES (we were involved for a year before kindergarten). We've been very happy at the school, for all the reasons that others have mentioned, and both of my kids -- 2 very different personalities -- have thrived. One example: they both got perfect scores on the Math portion of the CST last year! They did well on the English Language Arts portion too; one of them got a perfect score on that as well. I love the diversity -- racial and socioeconomic -- at the school, and continue to hope that others in the PAES neighborhood zone will come to value and support the school, and will send their kids here. I think that with 5 to 10 more local families who can attend evening meetings, volunteer, assist with fund-raising, represent the school in the community, etc., the school reputation will skyrocket, the scores will jump to the mid-800's, and people will be fighting to get in! ...but even if that doesn't happen, we've been very pleased with the school. It's been a wonderful experience for our whole family. We wish Mrs. Ahmad, our wonderful principal, and the staff and teachers the very best in the future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

My child has gone to this school for 4 years and is thriving. We live in the neighborhood and watch the neighbors drive to other schools. I wish they would give the local school a chance. They would find like I did a great school with teachers and a principal who care and provide a great place to learn. There is a strong group of parents working hard to make the school better. Each year seems to get better. We have been very pleased with our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

I have two kids attending Piedmont Ave Elementary and they have had an amazing experience during the 4 years they have attended this diverse school. They are so comfortable working along side kids of all races, kids who speak many different languages, and kids from all different socioeconomic levels. Not only are they getting a great education, they are gaining valuable experience from real diversity among their friends and fellow students at the school. The school's Principal, Ms Ahmad, is outstanding and has made numerous positive changes at the school. Under her leadership, API scores have increased (50 points in one year) and she has introduced effective programs for teaching reading, math, and computer skills. Piedmont Ave Elementary also has wonderful teachers. How do I know? By spending time in the class room and talking to my kids is one way. Also, my kids have scored at (or near) 100% on the statewide testing every single year! Every school has room to improve and has more work that is needed; and PAES is no different. But if PAES is your local school, I strongly encourage you to give it a try. Visit us. Talk to the Principal. Come to PTA meetings. See it for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

This is a great school community. The teachers appear to work collaboratively with each other. New and innovative ideas are being implemented. There is a great mix of kids and parents. Lots of great people doing great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I Love PAES! The students, staff and teachers are all great and you really get a sense of community once you step inside the school. The parents are very involved and the Principal is always looking for ways to engage and reward the students for their efforts! She's great about implementing the latest tools and technologies in education and takes an active part in all of the classrooms.


Posted January 26, 2010

So far we are enjoying Piedmont! My daughter loves the extra-circular activities that provided such as Pope(African dance) and the guitar lessons her teacher so kindly offers to a small amount of students during the school year.Academically I have been pleased my child's teacher, Ms.Reilly has made it a point to find each students weakness and make it top priority to work on! Both with one on one attention and re-enforcing thru the lessons. This is our first year in OUSD and I've been very pleased with the results so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2009

My son is so happy at Piedmont Ave he was upset there was no school for Thanksgiving break. He is in a minority at Piedmont, but does not notice - he is only learning, making friends, and never bored, even though he entered first grade reading. If you live near Piedmont, there is no reason to go anywhere else - it is great and getting better all the time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

My son just started Kindergarten here and we love it. The principal is great, the PTA is active and our class is fairly small.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Amazing teachers, an incredible principal and fabulous kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I have been in this school for 5 years now and every year this school seems to get better and better. This is year is by far the best, thanks to our new principal, great teachers and more dedicated parent involvement. Now we just need more support from the community:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

piedmont elementry is multicultural, filled with a wonderful faculty and so much parent participation..My daughter is the 3rd generation in a row in my family to go there!!! wow!!!! My dad went there in the 50's I went in the 80's, and now my daughter is in 4th grade there.I must say that I see it improove every year. Also one of the cleanest schools. i love the Panthers..p.s. the principal rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Piedmont Elementary school has wonderful teachers, spirited students, and a great art and music program -- far better than the CA blue-ribbon school I attended. The principal has clearly been working hard this summer to bring a new vision to the school and the change is dramatic and fantastic. What a pleasure to witness the kids cheer for learning every morning. The WPA building is fabulous too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

It has an amazing Principal, Teachers, Staff, and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Piedmont is a true reflection of the diversity that Oakland has to share.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

it helps to have a principal that is very hands on and is more concerned about the children then about numbers and money!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

810

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

810

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

-7

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 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)

6 / 10

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students49%
Females62%
Males40%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

Math

All Students68%
Females69%
Males70%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state85%
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 Students47%
Females46%
Males47%
African American43%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
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)33%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

Math

All Students64%
Females64%
Males65%
African American58%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
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)60%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%
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 Students53%
Females60%
Males48%
African American47%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

Math

All Students79%
Females81%
Males78%
African American82%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students48%
Females46%
Males50%
African American33%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented52%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%

Math

All Students58%
Females58%
Males59%
African American55%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%

Science

All Students41%
Females23%
Males56%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 58% 7%
Hispanic 18% 51%
Two or more races 9% 3%
White 8% 27%
Asian 6% 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 59%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Zarina Ahmad
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 654-7309

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
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Writing
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • AC Transit line 12 serves our school.
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground

Aspiranet (Urban Services YMCA 0n 7/1/13) (after school program)

Types of activities
  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • YMCA od the East Bay
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:00
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes

Summer Prep (summer program)

About the program
  • Academic enrichment
Types of activities
  • Academic
Operated by
  • OUSD
Dates offered
  • June 25, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Start time
  • 8:30 am
End time
  • 12:30 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • K-5
Website
Phone number
  • (510) 654-7377
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from 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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4314 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
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Phone: (510) 654-7377

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