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Mon Sep 21, 2015
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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Pauleen Kheang asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3199666287-10727-Fallbrook-Way-Oakland-CA-94605
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Jon DiRienzo answered:
Im sorry Tom.. If you are already a resident go to the District offices at 200 Magnolia or visit the website
http://www.piedmont.k12.ca.us/
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Linda Patterson answered:
Vlad, When you find an area you like, you or your agent can call that school district to get the details on what schools your children will attend or the options you may have to choose from. Thanks, Linda ... more
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Lisa Cartolano Ellen Diamond answered:
Hello,

You can find out which school this rental by putting in the address of the rental at the school finder portion of the Oakland Unified School District http://www.ousd.k12.ca.us/domain/51

This will let you know the school boundries based on address.

Hope this helps!

Lisa Cartolano
Alain Pinel Realtors
CalBRE 01715440
www.ViewOaklandHomes.com
www.ViewOaklandHomesBlog.com
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Sun Jun 23, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
Call (877) 234-4163 to get any information about the complex.
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Tue May 28, 2013
alexssf05 answered:
Would u say oak village is a good location for a small family?
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Tue May 28, 2013
Bay Property Group answered:
I agree, the way they handle children's behavior is excessive and very "old school". I amcurrently trying to find out who is over this school.
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
To get a listing of API scores for public schools in Oakland, go to the following site:
http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/Acnt2012/2012GrthAPICo.aspx?cYear=2011-12&cSelect=01,ALAMEDA

It's going to be more difficult to get private school scores - many of them do not report to the state.

Try http://www.greatschools.org/california/oakland/
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Maureen Pearson answered:
Bud...please tell me this isn't true....a lifetime of memories surround my school days at Lakeview. I attended Lakeview from September 1959 to June 1966...then it was on to McChesney Jr. High. I still have very dear friends who went from kindergarten through sixth grade with me...one special boy now lives in Holland with his wife of many years, and another good friend lives in Spain with his current girlfriend. My very best friend from Lakeview has passed away, but I still keep in touch with her brother. My first boyfriend (Danny) who I met in second grade, and secretly held hands with until we left 6th grade, still keep in touch to this day. So i can remember every teacher I ever had at Lakeview. Here we go:

Kindergarten: Miss Lind
1st Grade: Mrs. Stitzel (The best and always will be the best teacher I've ever had!)
2nd Grade: Miss Brown
3rd Grade: Miss Grimwood (yep...that was her real name...she wasn't so bad)
4th Grade: Miss Brunetto
5th Grade: Mrs. Torture-A-Rama (Parisi)...she should have been fired for what she did to kids
6th Grade: Mr. McQuisten (Mr. Blessing after a year with the "Torture Queen")

I have so many memories of that school...from mandatory polio vaccines in the late '50's, the fun, fun, fun carnivals at the school that you always won games at, even if you lost (;)) Campfire Girls, Girl Scouts, Charlie's News Stand next to the Grand Lake Theater...and of course ...Mrs. Sorres...the crossing guard lady!
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Claire Wills answered:
I had problems with my keys sticking too. I had a technician come out and fix it, they had to change my motherboard. Since I bought my computer through Dell I was given a better rate for the motherboard. Geek Squad is a great company. But I have a personal computer guy and he does small jobs as well as big business computer problems. His name is Bing. Here is his info, and let him know that Claire referred you, if you tell him your income is limited he will give you a better hourly rate.

Bing: 510-928-8328

Best of luck,

Claire
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Realtor, Piedmont Resident Originally From Oakland answered:
The Oakland, CA neighborhoods in Oakland's best high scholl attendance zone are Piedmont Pines, Montclair, Crocker Highlands, Lincoln Heights above Carmel St., Redwood Heights, Woodminster, and the neighborhoods surrounding Joaquin Miller Blvd, Skyline Blvd, Merrit College, and around Skyline High School.
Skyline High is Oakland's best public high school, in relative terms. But sadly, it is a shadow of the high school it used to be decades ago. It went downhill in the '80's and '90's.
Now, families who want to live in Oakland but value a superior education send their kids to private schools. Fortunately, Oakland is home to several good-sized, coed, very highly ranked private high and K-12 schools. College Prepatory High, off upper Broadway (not Broadway Terrace), is one of the best prep schools in the nation! CPH educates students from grades 9-12.
Head-Royce is also excellent and serves kids in grades K-12.
The Bently School in Hiller Highlands (next Berkeley's Claremont Hills Neighborhood) is another outstanding K-12 choice.
And for parochial high schools, Oakland's Bishop O'Dowd is well-respected and educates young people from grades 8-12.
The city of Piedmont, an upscale to elite enclave surrounded by Oakland, is also a possibility for those who enjoy what the greater Oakland community has to offer, including reasonable commutes to San Francisco, Piedmont's public schools, especially Piedmont High, are solidly college prep oriented and located within verdant neighborhoods of stately homes, though Piedmont does have some locales with more realistically-priced homes and condos.
Oakland's best public middle school is Montara and is located next to Joaquin Miller Elementary, the best elementary school. Montclair, Thornhill, and Carl Munck Elementaries are also O.K..
GOOD LUCK and welcome to Oakland!
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Claire Wills answered:
Dear PH,

Moving to Piedmont is your best bet. I have some friends that actually moved from their goregous house in the Claremont hills to Piedmont to enjoy the benefits of the Piedmont schooling system. They're now able to save an extreme amount of money in private schools.

Very Truly Yours,

Claire Wills
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Ellen Lynch answered:
I agree with everything my colleagues have said here. I just wanted to add a couple of things: In addition to following their suggestions re checking out the schools (and you can also call the school district and get specific info about the lottery system in Oakland for multiple school choices). In terms of crime, I know that Allendale, like most neighborhoods, has a NCPC group, "neighborhood crime prevention council" that meets weekly I believe. I have sold a couple of houses there and the clients like living there. It is important to check out the local block clubs/neighborhood meetings and see what the local Oakland Police beat cop or Problem Solving Officer reports, and also talk to neighbors about the level of crime there. Nothing beats talking to your prospective neighbors. Neighbors tend to be honest in my experience, for better or for worse! Check out the city website, www.oaklandnet.com and find the link to neighborhood groups.. Good luck, ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Hello,

You can check this site to see which zips fall into the school category. Remember, sometimes...an address across the street can be in the zone but your home may not. I've seen it happen too many times.

http://www.schoolandhousing.com/home/index.jsp?search=address&address=1103+Manor+Rd%2C+El+Sobrante%2C+CA&note=real+estate+preschool+daycare
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Sat Apr 25, 2009
Cameron Platt answered:
The most sought-after elementary schools, in my experience, are:

Chabot (Lower Rockridge)
Hillcrest K-8 (Upper Rockridge)
Thornhill (Thornhill/Montclair)
Montclair (Montclair)
Joaquin Miller (Piedmont Pines/Montclair)
Crocker Highlands (Crocker/Trestle Glen)

Montera Middle School (Montclair) is quite sought-after, as well.

After that, your best bet for high school is probably Skyline High.

Opinions will vary, of course, but the above reflect client interest/demand.

Please feel free to contact me directly should you need more information that you can't find on a website.

Best of luck,
Cameron Platt, JD, CRS
Platt Inc. Real Estate
(510) 708-4137
ccp[at]plattinc.com
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Tue Apr 7, 2009
Lisa Cartolano Ellen Diamond answered:
Hello,

You can go to www.greatschools.net to look up information regarding the school. In addition you can contact Oakland Unified or the school directly. www.greatschools.net will have contact information for the schools.

Hope this helps!

Lisa Cartolano
Alain Pinel Realtors
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Thu Mar 26, 2009
I. Plott asked:
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This question is about Far West Junior Senior High School: http://www.trulia.com/schools/CA-Oakland/Far_West_Junior_Senior_High_School/
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