JOAQUIN MILLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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5525 ASCOT DR
OAKLAND, CA 94611
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Phone: 510-531-6688
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Oakland Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 26:1
  • Students/Grade: 70.2
  • Number Students: 421
  • Number Teachers: 16
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5250
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Paulette Smith
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (33 ratings)
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    School Reviews (40 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-14
    "When I compare this school to the schools we come from, it could easily be considered "above average" maybe even "excellent". The school itself is located in a safe neighborhood, the parents are involved, the kids look happy to be there, the administration and teachers are reasonable and care about all the children. There are several ways to stay informed (yahoo groups, newsletters, emails, and the school website). This school is "seemly" a gem in a struggling school district. A HUGE downside is the rumor spreading, gossipy parents. This school has so much to offer, if you want to send your child here please do this community a big favor by staying away from the parents that want to engage in non-productive communication. The the sake of the all the children at the school, focus on leaving a positive legacy. One that will continue to grow for years to come."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-06
    "We've had kids at Joaquin Miller for several years, and we've been very happy overall. Unfortunately, this year has seen a sharp decline. The environment is toxic. There is no transparency with decision-making. The principal s leadership style has become autocratic and bullying. Class size is off the charts-the school is overstuffed. The fantastic computer program (new Macs, dedicated lab space, wonderful instructor) has been decimated. After the computers were stolen, decisions were made (convert the lab space to a tiny classroom, fire the wonderful instructor) with no input from the committee of parents and teachers that came together in the wake of the burglary. The after-school childcare provider, an integral part of the JM community for decades, was treated so badly this year that they've refused to return next year. The committee of parents and teachers that invested countless hours on the aftercare issue was ignored. And the lack of sufficient after-care space to accommodate the influx of new families is still not solved. Families are choosing not to return; others are disillusioned and cutting back on their involvement. It's such a shame. Our kids deserve better."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-27
    "This used to be a very good school but it has fallen on very hard times. We are currently in our seventh calendar year here and 12th kid year as we have three - one who finished up last year. The classroom instruction continues to be quite good. With almost every teacher performing at a very high level in the classroom. But anything that the current principal has touched has turned to mud. She has fostered a culture that is so divided and so distrustful, that the school is just a hollow shell of its old self. Where we used to smile and be happy every time we walked onto campus and were almost universally greeted with the same level of happiness and contentment from parents, student and teachers, now everybody we talk to seems to hate coming onto the campus. It seems like every moment between parents and teachers turns into a gripe session about how bad the principal is. It is so bad right now that a fund raising party hosted by a group of parents and having a 25 year tradition on campus, which has always extended a free invite to the principal, did not do so this year. Most of the people hosting the party didn't even want to be in the same room with her."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-26
    "Pros: Outstanding teachers from K to 5, very involved community, great living history program for each grade, PTA-funded library and teachers aides. Cons: Principal lacks communication skills, disregards community input via forums and committees, attempts to squelch open dialogue on concerns about her executive decisions. Subsequent very poor morale and high burn-out rate among parent volunteers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-18
    "I am a parent of Joaquin Miller Elementary School, and I love it!! This is our first year and it has been great, look forward to my daughter staying until she graduates!"
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