Franklin's Vision & Mission
Franklin Elementary School strives to ensure that our culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse students grow into life-long learners, empowered as the architects of their future. In partnership with families and our community, we provide all our students with the opportunity to succeed. Franklin is a global village that engages, nurtures, and inspires the whole child: academically, socially, emotionally.
About Franklin Elementary
Located in the heart of Oakland's San Antonio-Eastlake neighborhood, Franklin is proud to be one of OUSD's most diverse schools. We serve students from over 30 different countries who speak over 20 languages. As a hub for newcomer and refugee students, we work with a large number of students who have recently made Oakland their home and provide support to meet their unique needs. Our students learn to live in a diverse environment, respect other cultures, and are prepared for life in a globally diverse community. They also move on to excel in college and succeed in a variety of career pathways. In addition to our 23 general education and two resource teachers, we have two Special Day Classes. Our experienced staff includes BCLAD and multilingual teachers who are fluent in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Physical education, creative arts, library, and music teachers provide regular enrichment for our students. We are community-oriented and partner with outside agencies to serve our many amazing families.