John Muir Elementary School

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2955 Claremont Ave

Berkeley, CA 94705

(510) 644-6410

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 250

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for John Muir Elementary School

Transitional kindergarten here is play-based, but the academic progress of our child was as impressive as the social skills gained. Parents love this school for its pretty seamless diversity; the personalized attention allowed by its small size; the pastoral feel of its creek and playgrounds (though ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/21/13

We have a kindergartner at John Muir and love the grounds, the community, the extras, and the care with which our child is taken care of.

Posted by a parent on 04/23/13

John Muir is a wonderful small school with a beautiful campus, high quality teachers and principal, a great (private) after school program (Kids in Motion) and a dedicated core parent group. We can only hope that BUSD does not screw it up. JM needs better outreach to parents and families who do not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/31/13

Thanks to the teachers, program and atmosphere there, my granddaughter thinks learning, especially reading, is 'cool'.

Posted by a parent on 04/26/10

My 3 kids went to John Muir and had positive experiences

Posted by a parent on 04/20/10

John Muir is the best Elementry school in Berkeley!! It reminds you of a private school because of the ratio of students to each teacher.

Posted by a parent on 03/26/10

My daughter started at John Muir School in 4th grade this year and has felt welcomed by the community and staff. The school is small enough that all the teachers and staff know the students and parents. The teaching staff is great, and include science teachers, music teachers and a dance teacher. The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/13/10

My daughter transferred from a private school to John Muir School. We've been really happy with her experience, and her teachers have been excellent. This year in addition to academics, she's learning about opera and some of the great artists. She has dance class, gardening and cooking class, as well ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/09

John Muir is the smallest school in student population. It allows the parents and staff to know the names of all the students. The students know we care when we call them by name.

Posted by a teacher on 10/03/09

My son is in his 3rd year at John Muir. Generally, the teachers are outstanding. Despite its being the smallest public school in Berkeley, the building and grounds are extraordinary - a huge grassy field, a creek and playground. The classrooms are large and sunny. The PTA has a dedicated and welcoming ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/16/09

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Test scores for John Muir Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
John Muir Elementary School
Berkeley Unified School District
* 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.

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Berkeley schools — John Muir Elementary School is located at 2955 Claremont Ave, Berkeley CA 94705. 2955 Claremont Ave is in the 94705 ZIP code in Berkeley, CA The school district for John Muir Elementary School is the Berkeley Unified School District. John Muir Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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