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About This School

Oxford Elementary School is a public elementary school in Berkeley. The principal of Oxford Elementary School is Janet Levenson, whose e-mail is 294 students go to Oxford Elementary School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Oxford Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 294 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oxford Elementary School is 14:1. Cragmont Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Football
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 26%
Unspecified 22% 19%
Hispanic 15% 17%
Multiracial 14% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 9479%
Filipino 0.4% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 39%
Limited English proficiency 13% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school has a really involved parent community and teaches the whole child. The lunch program is healthy and ecologically aware (there is compost and recycling). There are programs for inclusion awareness and Yoga art and gardening programs! The Kindergarten has a hired second teacher in most of the classes a third of the class time and so it is often a 10 1 ration. More than that there are usually three to four adults in the room with the 20 Kinders because of parent volunteering. I love it there!

  • (2 years ago)

    For the most part a fantastic dedicated teaching staff. New principal coming in but highly acclaimed. Former principal was incredible setting very high standards for all students and helping them achieve those standards.

  • (4 years ago)

    oxford school rocks my daughter loves her school

  • (4 years ago)

    Oxford School is a warm welcoming diverse community of students teachers parents and grandparents who work together to make Oxford a wonderful place to learn academically socially and emotionally.

  • (5 years ago)

    Oxford is a great school where kids receive an excellent all-around education. While Oxford offers strong academics there is still plenty of emphasis on art music drama field trips and other enriching activities. The teaching staff and administration are excellent. There are many many family and community volunteers who contribute a lot to the school. I highly recommend Oxford.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has enjoyed Oxford's academic and aftercare programs a lot. The principal is just great and the teachers do their best with the school budgets.

  • (8 years ago)

    Oxford is a great elementary school. It has a small student to teacher ratio and everyone knows everyone. It's like one large caring family.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child attended k-5. Quality-of-academic-programs Good. Every year I purchase homeschooling book for corresponding grade and teach what is lacking in class. Availabilty of music/art/sports/etc Available afterschool (fliers handed out). Slightly pricey. Music available in 5th (during school-free). Used to be available in 4th. Funding cuts. After-school program has special activities also offered at discounted rate. Parental involvement Key. If child isn't self-motivated or doesn't understand then may fall behind without parental involvement. Oxford has high test scores probably becauses there is a lot of parental involvement. My child's friends who get bad grades are those who's parents not involved. Last year a few kindergarteners failed. Fluent in English. 3rd grader failed who speaks english but parents don't still no excuse! These are students I know personally don't know how many more. Proof of what happens if parent can't pick up slack. Teacher/child ratio problematic. No money for teacher's aid. Diverse student body.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school in nurturing environment. Most teachers are excellent and capable of dealing with a very diverse student body. PTA is getting stronger.

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