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K-5
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San Ramon, CA
Students enrolled: 1,119

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5151 Sherwood Way
San Ramon, CA 94582

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(925) 803-3100
(925) 803-3197
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October 01, 2012
My son just started going to Live Oak Elementary Kindergarten. He did his preschool at stratford in Danville. We did a lot of research before deciding if he should go to Live Oak public or a private school. Considering we live in San Ramon and Live Oak is an awesome school we chose the same. We are happy. He is happy and Live Oak actually is exceeding our expectation. Very organized, consistent, engaging, and with discipline.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
Superb Principal & Vice Principal! Great teachers - my son is a 3rd-grader and attended this school since Kindergarten! During school breaks, my son is always excited to go back to school.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2011
My son attended K-grade in Live Oak last year. He loved it. The teachers were very responsible, offered great program to the kids and had done a excellent job to execute it. We moved from Pleasanton. Our elder daughter attended K-grade in Pleasanton. We thought Pleasanton schools were very good. However, Live Oak is even over our expectation. In short, we feel our son is in good hands so far.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
It is one of the best school in my opinion. Both of my daughters are attending this school. All the teachers they encountered were very nice. They all paid lots of attention to details in class works. Both my wife and me volunteered in school extensively, so we saw lots of class activities. Some parents talked about outside school teaching boosting API score. That is true. But when you look around, you will see almost all the high API score schools are the same way. Compare with other states and other countries, California education standard is pretty low. Since over 50% students are from Asian family (India and China), they all have higher expectations to their kids. I do not see any thing wrong with that as long as kids happy. One parent mentioned that school did not communicate any health information with parents. That is not true. We received weekly email about what is going on in school. Overall, the whole Windemere and Gale Ranch area has the best schools. We love here.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
I agree with that one bad apple parent. The school is average as the teachers are not really that great but students work hard outside the school which in turn reflects on API scores. Teachers expect the kids to be perfect and one of the teacher was running her classroom like it was a military training and she wanted the kids to OBEY to her and mind you not listen, and she does not have any kids. I was very concerned as a parent and she passed on this comment to the other teacher and all the teachers in my child's grade started treating her/him badly. The attitude of the teachers was very bad as I believe that teachers are like ladders for any child to reach the top in academics and behavior. They are not best role models as I can proudly say that what I'm today is because I had too many great teachers while growing up who I think even today as my role models. Teaching job is unlike any other job as they should have the commitment to produce best kids as they are the future citizens and generation for which parents and teachers are equally responsible.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2010
My daughter has been attending this school for last 2 years and I would give the "Excellent" rating for teachers, school admin staff, principal. This is one of the best elementary schools in SFO bayarea.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2010
This school is awesome. Stellar academics, high expectations & an excellent learning atmosphere. Kids are happy, love their teachers & feel really safe. This is just the 3rd year since the school opened & it has everything a school needs to get the DIstinguished school status. The community support is great & parents are highly educated & very involved in their kids learning.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
I've two children who have been attending Live Oak for the last 3 years. Overall, I would rate the school, teaching staff and the principal very highly, though there is always scope for improvement in specific areas. The school has children coming from very diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, which mirrors the population of California. The teachers are dedicated and take a great deal of interest in their jobs. A number of parents including my wife volunteer tirelessly to make the experience better for everyone. There was a comment from another parent about the language barrier, which I think exists only in the mind of the person who perceives it. All the children I've interacted with at the school speak fluent English and stats show that we do better than the state average on English. Many of the parents are not native english speakers, but, most of them are highly educated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 29, 2009
The ratings speak for themselves. It appears that one bad apple will always spoil the bunch. What a pity. The teachers greatly appreciate all the parents that have validated our hard work on this site and acknowledged our great dedication to our students.

- submitted by a teacher
November 29, 2009
Live Oak is an incredible community, with stellar academics and happy kids. Teachers for this school were originally handpicked from the San Ramon school district when the school opened just a few years ago, and last year only the best and most experienced were retained (due to the CA budget shortfall). We have two children in the school now for several years, all teachers we've encountered here were veterans who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty. The children are thriving in a culture that encourages excellence, is inclusive and fair.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
The school is average - at best. The school and the teaching staff is not what it looks like on paper. Most of the kids at the school are educated outside of schooltime, which effects the overall API scores. The API tests in CA have such low standards, that most children across the country will score high. Some teachers at this school do the bare minimum to get by. Parents are dual-working, and a lot have language barriers. The same parents volunteer over and over and its not a large group of parents. There is no GATE program to speak of - its minimal; teachers do not understand differentiated education, and the safety is questionable. The principal never reports health issues or alerts parents of danger in the area. The ratings are false.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
My kids are so happy with the school. The teachers are organized and motivate the students. The principal runs a tight ship with the school overall very organized and clean.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
This school has very experienced teachers. They are very caring and provide special attention to kids. It has a very good infrastructure and had terrific music classes. I like the way kids are progressing here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Live Oak is a great learning environment for kids - experienced teachers, new facility, wonderful and safe school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Live Oak is a great school with lots of opportunities for kids to come up. My kids love going to Live Oak.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The teachers are fantastic my daughter has a great time in school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great teachers, good involvement from parents, excellent facilities

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great teaching staff, great facilities, diverse student community and excellent parent involvement makes this a fantastic place to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I am so happy to have two children attending Live Oak. The facility is great, the instructors are outstanding and the parents participation is above chart!! Go Live Oak!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love the energy and commitment to the students that the staff exhibits. There is an immense sense of pride within the students and excitement for learning. It's contagious to the point that the parents are eager to get involved and be a part of the growth of our new school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers, students, parents, school, school facility are all great.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Great school! The teachers and Principal are all involved and make an effort to keep the kids happily challenged.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great administration, great teachers, great students, great parents, great campus, great location, great scores!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Excellent staff, nurturing learning environment, and kind students. Live Oak is such a wonderful school to attend.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Fantastic teachers, great curriculum, wonderful facilities, involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love it because my kids love it! Very dedicated Teachers and open communication, with emphasis of science, music, physical education

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Godd facility, good teachers, good administration, diverse.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It's simply been wonderful experience being associated with this school. Teachers, Staff, Location, building everything is great. Superb, better than a private school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love how the teacher care about the education that they give the kids. The teacher are excellent when it comes to communicating with the parents I have never had a problem emailing the teacher and getting a respond asap

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Live Oak Elementary is a caring, wonderful environment. My daughter struggles with academics and they make certain to give her the attention she needs and to keep me in the communication loop every step of the way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Excellent school ,Awesome teachers ,and principle.My daughter just loves going to school every morning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Best School! Wonderful Teachers! Excellent Curriculum! Great Programs! Lovely Environment altogether!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Great teacher and principle, great facility and smart students

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
It has some of the best teachers and a great principal

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
great school for kids. Teacher is really nice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
We love the enthusiasm held by the teachers, staff and administrators. We are impressed with their efforts to engaged the children and the parents. We even love the homework assignments!

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 26, 2009
This is an excellent school where the staff, students, and parents work together to ensure the success of each child in terms of both academic and social developments. Students learn in a relaxed, but challenged environment; students treat each other with respect and are quite nice. Thumps up for this wonderful school, great staff, motivated students, and supportive parents!!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 10, 2009
The school continues to impress as it completes it's second year. Staff is cohesive, responsive to students and genuinely excited to be there. The administration puts an emphisis on staff development. Parent involvement has soared in the second year and programs and traditions are being built which will continue to help grow the students, staff and community. The kids seem comfortable and challenged without being overwhelmed. Great school!

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May 22, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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September 18, 2008
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August 17, 2008
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August 14, 2008
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May 21, 2008
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May 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 16, 2008
Mr. Loflin & staff have done an outstanding job this first year the school has been open. In a widely diverse environment, students thrive because they work to understand each others' cultures, as well as the needs of the community in which they live.

- submitted by a parent
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Live Oak Elementary School
5151 Sherwood Way, San Ramon, CA  94582
(925) 803-3100
Last modified Live Oak Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Live Oak Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top