School Details

Fruitvale Elementary School

3200 Boston Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 535-2840
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 529 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

33%
47%
56%
44%
59%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
38%
46%
50%
59%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
58%
65%
57%
64%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
53%
60%
48%
59%
65%
42%
46%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fruitvale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oakland. The principal of Fruitvale Elementary School is Terry Edwards, whose e-mail is terry.edwards@ousd.k12.ca.us. 529 children attend Fruitvale Elementary School and are mostly Unspecified, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 40% of the Fruitvale Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 87% of the 529 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fruitvale Elementary School is 17:1. Sequoia Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 9% 6%
Multiracial 9% %
Hispanic 38% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 35%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Filipino 2% 0.8%
Asian 16% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 43395%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 68%
Limited English proficiency 40% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son (African-American) has attended Fruitvale since kindergarten he's now in the 5th grade. My thoughts on the school itself is they are making strides to succeed within this horrible educational system but have much room for improvement. Mrs. Wong (1st grade) is the most awesome teacher in the entire school. We had a HORRIBLE experience in kindergarten; the principal did his best to resolve it and keep my son with a positive view on school. That didn't work. His first day of 1st grade he cried like a baby. But Ms. Wong had him in love with learning and school in no time. Mr. Doan (5th grade) is also awesome. My son is doing well not because of Fruitvale but because his Mom and I take his education very seriously. 30 minutes of reading everyday extra math no TV during the week until homework is done etc. Without home structure NO SCHOOL will be a good fit. Oh the afterschool program is awesome too. Mr. & Mrs. Mack (and staff) are the best! As parents we have to take control of our kids education not leave it in the hands of the school. DO YOUR PART first and foremost.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in the third grade at Fruitvale and this is his second year there. He is making excellent progress with English and I am impressed by the creative homework and art he works on every week. The classrooms are clean and run correctly and I feel safe to have him enrolled there. I rate his school very high.

  • (4 years ago)

    I must admit I was a bit skeptical about transferring my daughter from private school to public school. However after my daughter first year at Fruitvale in the 2nd grade I am pleased to say that after I observed the curriculum teachings of my daughter classroom assignments Math Reading Comprehension Writing and everday Homework packages I can honestly say that the second grade teacher there at Friutvale Ms. Robinson is well preparing my daughter and her classmates for middle school and beyond.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Fruitvale Elementary School for 4 years and it really help me learned english.When I was in 5th grade Mr.Weaver helped me in my reading and my writing.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers are very good. My daughter had Mr. Weaver for two years and she learned english. She started with no english. He helped her with the confidence reading math everything. He was very strict and she needed that. They had school on Saturday mornings a lot of times they didnt go to recess because they just worked. My daughter now has all A cualifications in middle school. I really dont have the words to say how much he's a good teacher. He also helped us get her into summer program and good middle school. He made a soccer league and she won a trophy. That was the first time she try sports because she didnt have the confidence. We came to Fruitvale and saw 2 games. Now she plays on a team and she is good. So other teachers are good tambien but my family will always remember Mr. Weaver.

  • (8 years ago)

    Ms. Ivey is very involved is a good principal she cares.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has done very well at Fruitvale. Teacher quality is excellent.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school could use more parent involvement this would not only help the children but the staff as well. The academic programs are in need of more updated materials.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have not seen a decline in Fruitvale elementary since my son began school there four years ago. The teachers go the extra mile to ensure that students understand the work that is given to them. The teachers that I have had the opportunity to come in contact with have a passion for teaching. I feel that is what some kids need to push them to take the next step. And I cant say enough about Ms. Cheryl Ivey. She has helped to mold the foundation that the kids of Fruitvale elementary stand on....and they stand proud! And thanks also to Ms. Stovall for having that passion for teaching.

  • (11 years ago)

    Fruitvale is a school on the rise! As a parent & former student I am pleased with the academic and extra-curricular programs that are offered at the school. Emphasis is placed on the whole childhood experience. In addition to academics Fruitvale encourages mathematicians spellers scientists and orators. I applaud the principal the teachers support staff and the PTA for all of the love and support they provide to the children on a daily basis.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school has a progressive principal who is always looking for ways to improve the school and to make learning fun for the students. The after school programs such as the Scrabble Club and Math Club are assets to not only the school but the students overall. My children enjoyed participating in both clubs last year and look forward to being a part of it again this year.

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