MONTERA MIDDLE SCHOOL

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5555 ASCOT DR
OAKLAND, CA 94611
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Phone: 510-879-2110
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Oakland Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 21:1
  • Students/Grade: 310
  • Number Students: 930
  • Number Teachers: 44
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5250
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Tina Tranzor
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  • 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 (65 ratings)
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    School Reviews (52 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-14
    "I wish this school had more to offer the kids especially all of the GATE kids it claims to serve. There was limited space in the 7th grade algebra class and a lot of very capable kids were not able to enroll which is a shame. More differentiated instruction would help keep some of the higher achieving kids at the school. The bar seems so low. I do have to say that the kids are having fun. There is a big emphasis on safety but for the most part I don't see that as an issue. For me it's really about lackluster academic opportunities which I believe puts our kids at a disadvantage later in their academic careers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-28
    "Parent involvement is not that great at this school. With over 900 students, it is the same 50 parents who show up for everything, voted for this principal to stay, and probably posted the last 5 review. We were very disappointed with the school over the past year. My son has had some serious problems with bullying we were not listed to about it, and it was a tough year for him. Regarding lunches, my son had lunch at 10:50 (or 10:15 on Wednesdays), then went directly to PE so he didn t want to each too much and get sick, and then we pick him up at 5:30-6:00 pm, like other working families. It is crazy to have the kids eat so early, but like other things parents might express opinions on, the principal really does not entertain opinions different from her own (6th grade sex ed that isn't age appropriate). There are NOT the same sports or academic opportunities at this school as other schools in the area, and the size of the school really plays a role in limiting the number kids who can actually take advantage of the few opportunities that there are. The thing that really got my son through this year were his wonderful math and history teachers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-29
    "I'm the parent of a Montera 6th grader and am excited about the huge after school program grant award that Montera just received! I think its a five year grant beginning next year. And there was a great article on Montera's Restorative Justice Program in the May 29, 2013 East Bay Express. This school is great but not without challenges. Its' in all our best interest, as parents and community members, to support our Oakland public schools and make them excellent."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-11
    "Nice PR blast by the Montera PTO. While I agree with much of what these posters say: great teachers, active parent community and a real effort to provide a positive learning environment for Montera kids; I am bothered by the dismissive tone about bullying. It's easy to say that it's exaggerated when it isn't happening to your kid, or your child's small circle of friends. Stealing and harassment have been constant for many kids at Montera and while the administration does try to address the problem, the lack of resources that have impacted all OUSD schools, not just Montera, makes it a challenge to get on top of it. It's often the PTO parents who don't want to hear about the bullying because they don't want the negative label on the school. There are a lot of great things about Montera, but it's not for everyone. Those kids who are harassed and bullied should feel supported by the community not brushed under the carpet for the sake of school's reputation."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-10
    "I have a son in 6th grade at Montera and I been very happy with the teachers, administration & the parents. Montera does an excellent job of communicating school news & initiatives to keep us all on the same page. This is OUSD so not without its challenges and issues -but welcome to the real world! This is a worthwhile place to put our best efforts & it will only improve further. My son has not experienced any negativity at Montera. Parents I've polled here & at other middle schools, the bullying, theft and issues of that nature are the same here as anywhere -they are not gross and frequent, but of course you need to be mindful of your belongings just as you would anywhere. The teachers do a great job of providing a safe space in their classrooms and creating community. The PTO is an amazing group of dedicated and hardworking (smart!) parents that are making great things happen. The diverse body of students working & learning together is a wonderful gift to our community & a positive real world experience for our children. The extra-curricular offerings at Montera are wonderful and well-run. I look forward to seeing what more they bring with the newly awarded after-school grant!"
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