Crocker Highlands Elementary School
|K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5||525 Midcrest Road, Oakland, CA|
AC Transit Line 26
Principal: Kim Dung Nguyen
Network Superintendent: Kathleen Arnold
Uniform: No uniform required
08:45 AM - 02:45 PM
Services & Offerings
- After-School Program
- Before-School Program
Crocker Highlands is a K-5 school located in the Trestle Glen neighborhood in Oakland. We have about 419 students enrolled. Our amazing staff of 18 classroom teachers is a range of highly experienced with an average of 18-20 years in the classroom to relatively new to the profession (five or fewer years). We also have one full-time inclusion teacher on site, as well as a full-time resource teacher, a part-time speech therapist, and a part-time school psychologist. In addition, all of our students benefit from once weekly art lessons, and our 3rd through 5th grade teachers receive instrumental music instruction with OUSD teachers.
Our staff and families work together towards achieving equitable outcomes for all students. The teachers at Crocker Highlands are dedicated, talented educators who constantly strive to learn and grow. They employ a variety of teaching strategies including whole class and small group instruction. We strive to meet each student’s needs in an effort to help them progress in their academic and social development. With the aid of parent volunteers and a broad range of PTA-funded enrichment programs, students receive a well-balanced and integrated curriculum of language arts, mathematics, history/social studies, science, physical education, technology, visual and performing arts, and social-emotional learning.
In addition to the district-adopted curriculum, Crocker Highlands is constantly seeking to enhance classroom learning with the goal of broadening students’ perspectives. To that end, we bring in guest speakers, invite community members to read to students about various cultural experiences, take field trips, and look for ways to connect with students from other schools.
Mission and Vision Statements
Mission: Crocker Highlands Elementary School provides a joyful, equitable educational experience that fosters enthusiasm for learning and encourages a growth mindset for children and adults. The school recognizes and supports diverse learning styles, inspires personal and social responsibility, and promotes the academic development of its students.
Vision: The students at Crocker Highlands will emerge as empathetic, resilient, independent learners who acquire the 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving.