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Hillcrest Elementary School Overview

30 Marguerite Drive, Oakland, CA 94618 , Tel: +1 (510) 879-1270 Oakland Unified School District

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Hillcrest Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

August 16, 2018 Submitted by a parent
The school has dramatically declined over the last few years. There's been teacher turnover the last year but it was needed. Unfortunately, the tenured teachers remain and they are not going to change their teaching practices to benefit the students. The test scores at this school reflect the eagerness of the child not the teaching the student has received. The teachers fail to teach at a level the students are ready for and want. It's not the quality school we had hoped for.
January 13, 2015 Submitted by a parent
This is a really good school. The academics are very good - and the principal has made sure there has been a lot of professional development to ensure teachers are prepared for the switch to Common Core. The PTA makes up for funding gaps from OUSD to provide Art, Music, Computer, Spanish, PE and Library. It is amazing how hard some parents work for this school, and how much the PTA provides us. The school is also more diverse than I would have expected. As another reviewer has mentioned, the art teacher last year was not good and her complaint about working for the PTA is strange, as there would be no Art at the school without the PTA! Good news is the Art Teacher this year is fantastic! The principal works very hard, but may not be the best communicator to parents. She cares very much for the kids and does her best for the school. Teacher quality does vary. All in all, not a perfect school, but a very good one that we love.
November 26, 2014 Submitted by a parent
My child is in kindergarten, so we're new to the school. I find it too academic for kids that age sometimes (very focused on learning to read, etc.) but I'm pretty sure all the CA public schools are this way right now and the kids also get to do a lot of fun activities. I'm not sure why there have been some complaints about the principal in reviews here, she seems great so far and I haven't heard anything negative about her from actual parents. The school is also more diverse than one might expect from its reputation.
November 13, 2014 Submitted by a parent
My kids spent a few years at Hillcrest and then switched schools. It is not a perfect school. The principal is hardworking but she is a very polarizing presence, and a lot of teachers are pretty disgruntled. Some teachers are good, a few are great, some are pretty terrible. The parent community, like the teachers, are also a mixed bag. But I do have to address that one comment from the art teacher, because it's biased. Last year we had a HORRIBLE art teacher who only lasted one year. She seriously did nothing with the kids, and we parents were pretty mad about it. Is that negative review from her? Probably. I hear the new art teacher is much better. And yes, the PTA pays for art and that's not ideal, but on the other hand THE PTA PAYS FOR ART. So there you go! An unbiased review from a former parent.
November 13, 2014 Submitted by a parent
1. Learning happens. It is not unusual for grades to complete their curriculum for the school year in advance. Test scores for most are very high and students are generally quite prepared for middle school or high school. External support plays a major role, but Hillcrest delivers the goods. 2. The principal provides budget and programming for faculty professional development. 3. Some of the teachers are exceptional. All of the teachers work hard. 4. The parent community adds incredible value. They drive for field trips, assist in classrooms/library/computer lab, produce academic and extracurricular programming, upgrade and maintain the gardens and facilities, purchase and implement technology, organize the community service program, recognize and reward teachers and staff, and... raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. 5. The K-8 student body is small, around 300 children. With smaller numbers in each grade, it sometimes means not every child finds a good fit socially. 6. In our time at the school sports participation was a big part of the culture. Social standing among boys especially was connected with sports.
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Apartments and homes for rent near Hillcrest Elementary School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Hillcrest Elementary School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Hillcrest Elementary School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 1,322 apartments for rent available in this part of Oakland. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Hillcrest Elementary School is currently at Nook on Valdez, renting for $1,575 per month, but if $15,021 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Mason at Hive. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Hillcrest Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure Hillcrest Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Hillcrest Elementary School is a well-known public K-8 school in Oakland. It is located at 30 Marguerite Drive, Oakland, CA 94618 and it is the second home of 388 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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