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About This School

Orinda Intermediate School is a public middle school in Orinda. The principal of Orinda Intermediate School is Michael Randall and can be contacted at 561 children attend Orinda Intermediate School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Hispanic. 0.7% of the Orinda Intermediate School students have "limited English proficiency." 2% of the 561 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Orinda Intermediate School is 17:1. Glorietta Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 73%
Unspecified 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 15% 15%
Filipino 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 2397%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 1%
Limited English proficiency 0.7% 1%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think many in Orinda have their rose tinted glasses on. OIS is plagued by a mix of great good and teachers who should NOT be teaching any longer. It's been a mixed bag for us. My child's core teachers have been excellent however his math and science teachers have not been. We are currently having to tutor him in math because there have been so many subs. We are now trying to get our 2nd child in private school because we don't want him to experience the same mediocre teaching large class sizes and a cycle schedule that is not conducive to flexibility and electives. Lastly OIS only teaches two languages French and Spanish. Where is the Mandarin and Latin? Due to scheduling our son did not get any electives in 6th grade and missed out on having a language and art. Very sad when literally $350 000+ of parent funds go to extra curricular activities. The one thing I am impressed with is the principal Michael Randall. He truly cares and works hard to find solutions when you approach him. However bad teachers are still protected by the teachers union. See the movie "Waiting for Superman" on that subject.

  • (2 years ago)

    An amazing school of outstanding quality in a community that places a high value on public education. My kids have thrived here as teachers administrators and parents work together to challenge the kids and engage them in the educational process. Art music computer science PE foreign language wood shop leadership yearbook and a host of other classes round out a great scholastic experience. OIS has a parents club that goes above and beyond to "fill the gap" in funding that the State fails to provide. Along with the Educational Foundation of Orinda the OIS parents club works closely with administration to raise funds and provide parent volunteers to enrich the experience at OIS.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great teachers wonderful programs and a very easy transition from elementary school to middle school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers do not talk to parents (unless a significant problem has developed). online tools used to tell parents about student work sporatically. teachers are not being evaulated by principal (multiple parents complaining tests are coming before teaching/hwk no action taken). Math Specialist cut only 2 counsellors. Reason students do well is that community has highly educated parents and money to tutor their kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    my kids love this school. their principle is nice to everyone and the programs r just great. my daughter said that it was ten times better than her elamenarary skool.(Wagner Ranch)

  • (5 years ago)

    My son (6th grader) enjoys this school. Fantastic proncipal and staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    Outstanding level of organization top down at OIS. Staff and faculty are on top of students' progress and sensitive to how hard it is for some kids to make the transition to more self-guided learning. The level of feedback about our daughter's performance and concerns has been outstanding. Not all of our daughter's teachers are of exceptional ability. That's the only downside.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is a good school but the teachers try too hard to be nice. I mean come on people!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! I'm currently going to OIS it's been an amazing year for me! The teachers were kind and the best. Like one subject I hate the most was science but my science teacher mad me love it now. The staff and principle are awesome and they help you a lot. Everybody is very friendly and there is a lot of parents involved here which helps a lot! This is the best middle school I've been to!

  • (6 years ago)

    OIS is an excellent school that does an outstanding job meeting the educational social cultural and extracurricular needs of its students. The teachers range from very good to extraordinary. The support staff are committed to the kids.The leaderrship and dedication of the principal is not to be believed.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an excellent school with the best API scores in the state. We have wonderful teachers electives after school programs classrooms and more. Everyone here works very hard to ensure that the school stays a nice friendly place. We even won an award for being a 'School of Good Character'.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school my daughter did an amazing job. All the teachers are wonderful specially the principal he goes the extra mile for a student! Tons of homework!

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of all programs is very good. This is a top-rated school where academic standards are high. It is not a very friendly school for children requiring special-education services.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academically a strong school; very poor atmosphere; sterile environment short-sighted view on education.

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