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About This School

Live Oak Elementary School is a public elementary school in Santa Cruz. The principal of Live Oak Elementary School is Deborah Wilson. 357 children attend Live Oak Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Filipino. 57% of the Live Oak Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 357 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Live Oak Elementary School is 18:1. Green Acres Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 77% 49%
Multiracial 4% %
Filipino 3% 2%
Asian 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 40%
Unspecified 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 2061%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 45%
Limited English proficiency 57% 34%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Principal G. S. has put his heart and soul in at Live Oak noticing and taking action in our strengths and weaknesses. In one year I have personally noticed positive improvements on academics nutrition physical education communication and community involvement. Teachers are friendly and involved with all students. Students seem to embrace and appreciate differences. Older and younger students learn and play together. If Live Oak were to put a soccer team together they'd be competitive with high school level easy.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has attended Live Oak Elementary since Kindergarten he is now a 5th grade student. All I can say over and over again is what great teachers this school has. They are truly dedicated give their all and genuinely care about their students success. The staff is amazing! Everyones dedication and love of education has helped break barriers and stigmas; because of their great work and the hard work and progress of the students Live Oak Elementary has been able to get out of program improvement. Parent involment has improved throughout the years and I personally believe that it will only continue to get better. The Live Oak Home and School Club has done wonders.They've recently helped purchase computers for all the classrooms bought a stage for the MUR and has helped restore the school's garden and much more. All this with funds raised through parent led fundraisers. I would defintely recommend this school to anyone who is looking for an above average school. The staff here really cares for our children. There is great diversity and it truly feels like a community. Can't say nothing but positive comments.

  • (1 year ago)

    I just want to say that through out the time my son has attended Live Oak Elementary it has been wonderful I want to thank Anna from the school office and Home school club she is very much involved in the PTA encouraging parents to participate in school events. Live Oak is very clean and organized my son and I felt very safe and enjoyed our time here... all teachers are courteous and kind. I also want to thank Mr. Albano for being such a great motivator to the 5th graders. I must say again and again our experience at Live Oak has been wonderful !!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...

  • (8 years ago)

    The emphasis in this school is on the non-english speaking students. My son fell by the wayside until I took him out and put him into private school. Also the school itself is in need of some serious repair. Definitely look into other schooling options for your child.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'd homeschool or look into the charter schools before considering any of the Live Oak schools. Its sad because kids in this neighborhood could so benefit from quality schools.

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