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About This School

Oak Mesa Elementary School is a public elementary school in La Verne. The principal of Oak Mesa Elementary School is Karen Eberhart. 519 students go to Oak Mesa Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 3% of the Oak Mesa Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 519 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Oak Mesa Elementary School is 20:1. La Verne Heights Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 47% 39%
Unspecified 29% 21%
Hispanic 29% 30%
Asian 13% 4%
Filipino 1.0% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 9802%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 20%
Limited English proficiency 3% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    At Oak Mesa not just the teachers but over all staff is very helpful. I really appreciate and salute all the members of the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I personally love this school!! I have yet to meet one teacher that I do not like or respect. They are all hardworking men and women! I find it in poor taste to call a teacher out by name and "trash" talk them. The teacher being targeted in a comment on this page is a wonderful person and very knowledgeable. My child was in her room and I had no problems. Perhaps it's not the teacher that was a problem? Something to think about. I notice that people are so willing to blame the teachers and staff when in fact they may be the issue themselves. For that special person...Good Luck in your new school next year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wow I'm shocked! Be aware of what? The best school in miles with the best teachers and a hard working principle. To answer the last comment posted -Mad Science club and the chess club were replaced by after school art since parents were not happy about paying for those programs. -The last science fair was put on on 11/17/12 and there will b another one this year! -There was an assembly held honoring 911 while the kids wore red white and blue. - The PTA is having trouble finding parents to get involved in the Carnival this year and they have not given up yet. It has nothing to do with the principle. - The Jump Rope for Hope will be on 2/14/13 this school year and the Mayor is already booked! This is only the second year that my daughter goes here and I could not be more pleased with the school in every single way. I personally went in this morning to confirm the negative comments posted and found out that they were either exaggerated or not true at all. I have a feeling this is a personal problem!!! We are lucky to have our kids in Oak Mesa!

  • (1 year ago)

    Beware! The new principal is trying to cut out the extra programs. Mad Science and Chess Club haven't been here since she has been principal. She cut out the science fair. She is trying to cut the carnival. The last assembly was a disaster...it took longer to get the kids to and from classrooms than it took for the entire assembly. No longer will there be a Jump Rope for Hope. Beware! This school is definitely no longer a 5 star school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I loved the years we spent at Oak Mesa Elementary with my two youngest children. They have moved on to middle school and high school and are very well prepared for the road ahead. The parent involvement is amazing and welcomed by the teachers and staff. One of my children excelled at Oak Mesa and the other struggled to maintain a B average. But when high standards are expected most of the children step up and deliver. Thank you Oak Mesa and staff for preparing my children for the tough world ahead of them.

  • (2 years ago)

    If your child is an average to outstanding student and you don't mind spending hours helping with homework and projects this is the school for you. However if your child has any kind of special need don't bother. Although I live within walking distance of the school my oldest child has to attend another school in the district because Oak Mesa has no special education program. My younger child is struggling keeping up with the high academic standards and I've been told there is no money for classroom aides in spite of the fact that the suggested PTA donation per child is $100! Hopefully the new principal can see past the glory of high API scores to the fact that all the kids who aren't keeping up are transferring to other schools in the district.

  • (4 years ago)

    The parental involvement is amazing and such a key element to the students ownership of their education and pride in their achievements. I do worry there is a bit much emphasis on test scores but overall the quality of the education far exceeds what I think we could get elsewhere. The teachers are dedicated and warm friendly and people I just want to be friends with. I couldn't imagine being happier anywhere else.

  • (4 years ago)

    Again as its been said before this school is like a private school. I feel so blessed that both of my children can attend.

  • (6 years ago)

    my child excells a lot at oak mesa and i want to thank the staff

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school with an amazing and dedicated staff. I pulled my kids out of a local area private school because Oak Mesa just surpassed any schools I investigataed. Amazing school and I had 3 kids attend here. My 5th grader leaves after this year and her life will forever be enriched because of her experience at Oak Mesa.

  • (6 years ago)

    Incredible safe school in a fantastic area. This is a hidden gem! I love La Verne

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is like a private school. The parent involvement is very high and the teachers are excellent. I have had two sons go through K - 5 at Oak Mesa and both have received a great education there. This school has the highest API score in the district!

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal lacks the ability to be impartial focuses primarily on the needs of a few instead the well-being of all. The principal and the who's who of the school care mostly about test scores. Academically the site teaches to the test and rarely delves into higher learning. If you have a child with needs do not send them here. This school is located in a middle to upper class neighborhood and unfortunately this seems to have much bearing on how the school is ran.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Oak Mesa since Kindergarten. She has promoted to 6th grade this year. We were very impressed by the quality of education. She had a first year teacher for 5th grade this year and she was fantastic! This school really is a

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is awesome! For the quality of teachers involment of parents & premium education this should by all accounts be a private school. We are blessed to have Oak Mesa in La Verne!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great staff and parent involvement highly recommended.

  • (9 years ago)

    I don't know that I agree with the reviews. School appears to be overrated and it's a real who's who amoung parents. Focus is lost on the fact that it's a grade school for kids. My kid is now going to go to La Verne Heights Elementry.

  • (9 years ago)

    Awesome school with very high standards and exceptional students. Strong family type bond between teachers and students. Excellent school and exceptional staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    this school exceeds expectations on every level!I have 3 kids who have attended both private schools and public schools and the dedication atmosphere and quality of this school and area is the best I have ever seen.

  • (10 years ago)

    With three children attending Oak Mesa it has been a wonderful experiene. The teaching staff is superb and dedicated to the children beyond expectations. The parents work well with the teachers and students and give them opportunities not provided by the school for extracurricular activites. The only complaint can be in the form of the new principal who is more conscious of of individual parents and wants. She has a tendency to overlook the overall good of the students and school while catering to these few. All of the children are getting a super education in spite of this and cudos belong to the entire teaching staff.

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