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About This School

Montclair Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oakland. The principal of Montclair Elementary School is Nancy Bloom, who can be contacted at nancy.bloom@ousd.k12.ca.us. 420 children attend Montclair Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Montclair Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 420 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Montclair Elementary School is 18:1. Thornhill 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
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 37%
Asian 9% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 6%
Filipino 2% 0.8%
Multiracial 14% %
Unspecified 13% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 35%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 43395%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 68%
Limited English proficiency 3% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Like other reviewers said Montclair Elementary is a wonderful school in Oakland. All teachers office staff and Principal Bloom were very supportive. The PTA did an amazing job. Very Impressed with PTA supported programs such as PE Music Drama Art computer( ipad) tutoring services before and after school language programs (Spanish Mandarin French and Italian?) etc. Unfortunately band program was mediocre IMHO. They had so many fun events like Otter Walk UN day Family Fun Day at Montclair Park . It's highly recommended.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a gem in Oakland. The principal is strong and an advocate for the children and secondarily the parents. She has guided our school through a significant remodel over the last two years... while maintaing a strong culture of learning fun and community.The teachers are great and do the best they can in a public school structure (testing etc.). Go public! Lastly the parent community is a force... they raise much needed funds to help round out the learning experience for their children.

  • (1 year ago)

    My two boys are finishing their fourth year at Montclaire. It is a wonderful school! The parents are VERY involved. It's easy to get to know a community of great people. The principle works well with the teachers and parents but best of all the kids LOVE him! He's out at lunch duty everyday and knows a lot of their names. The kids really don't like to get in trouble and disappoint him. There are only a few teachers in a few grades that parents keep their fingers crossed and hope to avoid. Each year the principle and teachers work hard to make good classroom assignments. They take into account the teaching style of the teachers and a child's personality. I've definitely been impressed with how much time and consideration they take into that whole process. There is a mix of cultures that have been wonderful for my kids. I would estimate there are about 50% white 20% Indian 20-25% asian 5-10% other.

  • (3 years ago)

    Amazing school principal & staff! The parent involvement and support is off the chart. Kudos to all!

  • (4 years ago)

    I currently have a third and first grader at Montclair. Our academic and community experience at this school has been outstanding. Our principal is extreemly dedicated our teachers are second to none and our parent community is diverse and extreemly active within the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a 2nd grader at Montclair Elementary so this our 3rd year there and every year I am more impressed. The principal is a strong and dedicated leader and the teachers are caring and competent. The parent community is really amazing - a diverse hard-working group coming together in challenging times for public education and ensuring a top-quality education/experience for their kids!

  • (4 years ago)

    I loved going to school here. The teachers are excellent and the after-school program is great.

  • (4 years ago)

    The kids are happy there the parents help out and the teachers are top notch!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Its a traditional shool where there is a good mix of seasoned as well as new teachers and instructors for thier academic and enrichment classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    Montclair Elementary School is a community that cares about each child's school experience where staff families and neighbors work hard together while having fun helping the school. As a result the kids keep art and extracurricular activities in the school make lifelong friends and improve their community.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is our tenth and final year at Montclair. We love the school and the community. The children are diverse with quite a few intra-district transfers which is great as otherwise it would be fairly homogenous (hills school). The PTA is very strong and has fun fundraisers which raise enough money for the supplemental programs. There is also a good music program provided by the district for 4th and 5th graders.

  • (6 years ago)

    Amazing public school. It is parents and dedicated teachers that make the school what it is relatove to what the Oakland District provides.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is our third year here at Montclair Elementary and we are very happy so far. The collaboration of the staff teachers parents and students help to make this school a great place to learn AND have fun.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school ! Very nice school environment fantasic teachers many extracurricular programs for students and lets don't forget the 'Great Parents' !

  • (8 years ago)

    Relativly great for a public school in Oakland.By and large dedicated teachers. Good PTA parent participation and expectations make a positive difference in financial support academic quality and extracurricular programs.

  • (8 years ago)

    Montclair is a wonderful neighborhood school with a very involved parent community. This is our first year there and I am very happy with our choice. Our son's kindergarten teacher is fantastic -- great with kids and parents alike. He is adept at managing a room full of kids with varied skills and attention levels. The other parents are very accessible and friendly. The principal seems to support his teachers very much but is less concerned about parents. Often it seems as if he sees parents as adversaries rather than partners in the process. There are also music art computer and P.E. classes all paid for by the annual fundraising efforts. All in all I highly recommend the school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Good parent involvement. Some very strong teachers. PTA pays for PE computer program and music teacher. Would like to see increased interest in helping children who are struggling with the very rigid open court system.

  • (9 years ago)

    My third child is finishing up at Montclair this year and I think the school has done an excellent job on all three. I've been very happy with the community nature of the school and the teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    The parent involvement in this school is great and it is quite a good neighborhood school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an exceptional neighborhood school for the district. Some of the arts and science prep-classes have been less than spectacular a waste of the PTA's money. Physical Ed IS exceptional however and the afterschool programs (for fee) excellent. Some less than average teachers but this is par for any school unfortunately.

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