Oakland Schools

Crocker Highlands Elementary School

October 30, 2021

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Crocker Highlands Elementary School is a public school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are located on the border of Oakland and Berkeley close to Lake Temescal. Our current enrollment is just over 600 students, grades K-5 with 6 classes per grade level. We have an active PTA, strong community partnerships, and are proud of our diverse student body which includes many recent immigrant families from all over the world. 

Crocker Highlands Elementary has been recognized by the California State Board of Education as one of California’s accomplished schools for closing achievement gaps between historically underperforming groups (English Learners, African Americans) and their peers while maintaining high performance among traditionally higher-performing groups (White Students). We also received recognition for being a high-performing green school.

Our staff are innovative thinkers who are passionate about education. We have an active PTA which sponsors many events throughout the year including family fun nights, book fairs, carnivals, and teacher appreciation weeks. Our weekends will be busier than most with our Friday night football games followed by dance parties in the gymnasium complete with DJ’s music. During this time it is best to avoid our neighborhood as hundreds of kids flock to the school wearing their best zombie attire for games and make-up contests.

Our music program consists of the band, orchestra, choir, and traditional classes in piano, guitar, and drums. Many students are involved in multiple instruments with some specializing in voice. Students receive individualized attention from teachers who understand that each child learns best at their own pace.

Our band has received many honors including invitations to perform at elementary events all over California as well as internationally in Disney World, South America, and Italy. We have recently added a middle school band so be on the lookout for more young musicians. Last year our choir went on a two-week tour break to sing for children’s hospitals throughout Northern California including UCSF Benioff children’s hospital in Oakland.

Our science program is best described as not your typical lab class. Students are gaining hands-on experience conducting science experiments that would best be described as “epic”. Many of our third graders have become experts at designing their roller coasters thanks to STEM lessons supporting national standards and state guidelines.

Teachers are often recognized outside the walls of our school by organizations like The Mentoring Partnership where they serve as mentors, coaches, or committee members dedicated to preparing young people for success in education and life.

Oakland, California is blessed with some of the state’s most diverse and high-achieving elementary schools. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

  • Thornhill Elementary School
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Roosevelt Elementary School
  • Crocker Highlands Elementary School
  • Chabot Elementary School
  • Montclair Elementary School
  • Peralta Elementary School
  • Garfield Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School

All of these wonderful schools are located just a short distance from our historic location at 1960 Mountain Blvd in Oakland! Stop by for a visit anytime!

By Basil D Soufi – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22023379

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