School Details

Manzanita Seed

2409 East 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 535-2832
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 219 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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47%
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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

33%
38%
46%
70%
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

54%
58%
65%
46%
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

57%
53%
60%
83%
59%
65%
61%
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

Manzanita Seed is a public elementary school in Oakland. The principal of Manzanita Seed is Katherine Carter and can be contacted at katherine.carter@ousd.k12.ca.us. 219 students attend Manzanita Seed and identify primarily as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 54% of the Manzanita Seed students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 219 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Manzanita Seed is 15:1. Manzanita Community is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 13%
Hispanic 59% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 35%
Unspecified 15% 6%
Multiracial 12% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Filipino 0% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 43395%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 68%
Limited English proficiency 54% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Manzanita Seed is an amazing school with its Spanish emersion program half of the day. Its teachers are outstanding. They love the kids and many have higher degrees. Everything taught at Seed is designed to teach about life. The teachers write songs and poems and use rhythm to teach facts. We have a kindergartener and a second grader and they both love their school and teachers. The afterschool program works with the teachers to support what is being taught in class.

  • (2 years ago)

    I agree Manzanita SEED is a great school. There is tremendous support by Ms. Carter the principal and her dedicated. Also the Spanish immersion focus is stellar. However I have to say that the school is lacking tremendously for children with special needs--they simply don't have the support from OUSD (Oakland Unified) to give to the students that aren't 'typically developing.'

  • (2 years ago)

    This is our daughter's first year in elementary school and we couldn't be happier with out choice! Our daughter has already learned so much and her Spanish language fluency has skyrocketed. I love the diversity and the many ways the school celebrates it. The teachers and the principal and all the staff is amazing!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son began at SEED as a kindergartner. He is now in 3rd grade. He loves school and he is on his way to becoming truly bilingual. He especially enjoys the after school program drama art and sports classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son began at SEED in K and is now nearing the end of 2nd grade. It has been a wonderful fit for him. He is doing well academically and socially. He loves the After School Program with its professional artists who teach music dance theatre arts and visual arts. This great program is free. The quality of writing in both English and Spanish among all the 2nd graders is amazing. I feel this is due to the fact that they do so much hands-on science and then write about it. My son won't let us miss an after school cultural event. I highly recommend this school. The test scores went up significantly last year and the reports the principal and our son's teachers send in newsletters indicate that they will go up again this year.

  • (4 years ago)

    Manzanita SEED is a gem especially for parents looking for a dual immersion Spanish/English program diversity and positive learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to agree with the other two parents Manzanita Seed is a great community school. Both of my kids attend SEED and when my youngest will enroll in the fall. Friends and family are always impress when they meet two Asian kids who knows how to conversation in Spainsh. I love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our daughters school is full of wonderful things you wouldn't find anywhere else. First of all its a dual immersion school so that means they teach Spanish! Half of the school day is entirely in Spanish they learn math science and well Spanish entirely in Spanish! The other half of the day is in English teaching English. Another thing I like is that they are an expdeditionary learning school that means they create all their curriculum based on certain themes that last at least a couple of months. My K daughter knows everything there is know (reletively) about music (her first expedition) and ponds (2nd). They have two wonderful events each year to show some of what they have done. Lastly its a small public school so most people (teachers parents and students) know each other. Its only been around four years and not many people know about it.

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