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950 Amarillo Ave

Palo Alto, CA 94303

(650) 856-1726

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 612

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Ohlone Elementary School

Ohlone is truly unique, I can't say enough good things about it. It has brought out the best in our children, educating them towards self-confident curious learners and creative problem-solvers. The teachers' dedication is second to none, they understand the children, and every child is given the opportunity ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/17/11

This "choice" school is truly a gem. We have had 2 of our children attend Ohlone. We have been able to compare this school with another private school where we sent our oldest child. Ohlone instills a love of learning, independence, and initiative that the private school was unable to provide. They ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/18/11

This school is fantastic. With mixed grade levels, students are able to work at different levels of work and be supported by older kids and help younger students. It is a public comprehensive program encompassing the humanities, sciences and arts. Best of all - the school has a farm where students learn ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/19/10

They actually teach at Ohlone, not just get through the day. I don't think I realized just how wonderful the place was until I was exposed to other schools. Both of my children who have gone have really become motivated to learn for its own sake. So instead of stopping when they did just well enough ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/17/09

We feel blessed to have our kids in the school. Teachers are extraordinary and when faced with a challenge do everything always focusing on the welfare of the cildren.

Posted by a parent on 11/14/09

The teachers are fantastically dedicated and wonderful with the kids; the principal is the same, and the philosophy of the school (educating hearts and minds together) is so right!

Posted by a parent on 10/03/09

Ohlone has been a wonderful school for my daughter for three years. She has cherished both of her teachers, developed a hearty appetite for reading, and feels confident about herself as a student. I am grateful to be a part of this community.

Posted by a parent on 08/04/09

great 'style' that hearkens back to how school should be at this age

Posted by a parent on 07/17/09

Our kids have gotten a tremendous love of learning at Ohlone. They are curious, questioning, and liberated to think in new ways, mostly (I think) due to the alternative curriculum. Ohlone's 'no-homework' rule is an incredible blessing to let the kids be kids as long as possible. The test scores catch ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/10/09

Ohlone is a fantastic find. The independence and self direction fostered here are the best tools possible for success in later learning. Our children enjoyed their time at Ohlone tremendously and were very well prepared for middle school and had the tools to ensure their own learning success.

Posted by a parent on 02/08/08

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Test scores for Ohlone Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Ohlone Elementary School
Palo Alto 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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Palo Alto schools — Ohlone Elementary School is located at 950 Amarillo Ave, Palo Alto CA 94303. 950 Amarillo Ave is in the 94303 ZIP code in Palo Alto, CA The school district for Ohlone Elementary School is the Palo Alto Unified School District. Ohlone Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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