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Ohlone Elementary School

15 reviews
1616 Pheasant Drive
Hercules, CA 94547
(510) 231-1443

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Semi ok public , parent need be involved
Posted by a parent on 11/17/2018
My daughter attended Ohlone for kinder and I'm happy she ended up Mrs. disbrow's class. Granted we ll have different hopes/expectations for teachers, she is an amazing and dedicated educator. Her style is very aggressive, assigns thick packets of homework, lots of accountability- but this made a huge impacted on my daughter and family. We all pitched in to ensure that she was engaged and kept up with the heavy load of work. And it sure paid off! She is reading and writing at a first grade level. We are so thankful that this was her teacher. The school itself is pretty dates but the new campus opens this semester so I'm sure all the parents are looking forward to that. The new principal is a godsend. She gets it. I saw her in action once and was quite engaging, the students were at attention quickly and she didn't even need to raise her voice. The PTA is a great group of dedicated parents. I will be joining this year! Lots of great activities/events put on by them. Hoping for a similar experience for the first grade or we are moving her!
Posted by a parent on 8/10/2014
Ohlone Elementary has provided my son with a great foundation for his education. He has been fortunate to have some terrific teachers who really care for their students and the school. He has flourished and exceeded my expectations with his education. He is now in the GATE program at school which was made possible through the support of his teachers. The new school building will provide the students, staff, and parents with a much needed improvement. The students are excited to be in their new environment and I wish that my son would be able to enjoy it too but he will be attending middle school next year when the new building opens. The dedication that everyone has to this school and the students has made this a wonderful experience for me and my son. Parental involvement is of the utmost importance in a child's education and this school encourages the parents to be active participants in all aspects of the educational process. During the almost six years that my son has attended this school there have been three principals yet the transitions from principal to principal has been as easy as possible. In my son's opinion with each principal the school is improving.
Posted by a parent on 9/17/2013
Over the past year we have seen a huge improvement with Ohlone. I think we have the new principal to thank for that. She has been a breath of fresh air and the morale is so much better there now. You can see it with the teachers, and even the secretary and custodians. The kids love her! My son now wants to go school, because he is having fun learning. He loves his teacher and talks about how he's going to give the principal a high five when he sees her. This is big, because he used to fight me on going to school, but now he's excited about going, because of all the fun things they do there now. The teachers seem more caring and the principal really listens to you. I also think parents are doing a really good job too. I don't like the whole volunteer process, but I get why we have to be fingerprinted and all that, and it seems like we have more volunteers this year now too. I'm much happier with the education my child is getting now at Ohlone.
Posted by a parent on 7/26/2013
My daughter has attended this school for 3yrs and if this is what public schools are like our children are headed for a big dissapointment. The bullying with my child has not stopped after several episodes where staff is present (recess, lunchroom, classroom. My daughters self esteem and self confidence is very low from the abuse from students and staff that is not doing anything to prevent the bullying that is constant. I moved to Hercules so that my children would be able to attend a descent public school, but I sure have been disappointed in this school.
Posted by a parent on 11/17/2012

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Hercules schools - Ohlone Elementary School is located at 1616 Pheasant Drive, Hercules CA 94547. Ohlone Elementary School is in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Ohlone Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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