Montera Middle School
|6, 7, 8||5555 Ascot Drive, Oakland, CA|
Principal: Latoya Williams
Network Superintendent: Cliff Hong
Uniform: No uniform required
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Services & Offerings
- African American Female Excellence (AAFE)
- African American Male Achievement (AAMA)
- After-School Program
- Language Enriched - Spanish
Montera Middle School is located in the Montclair community of Oakland. Our school community is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equal access to a broad-based curriculum in an environment that fosters joy and safety for all community members. We are committed to maintaining high academic expectations for students at all academic levels. Our goal is to develop students into inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring lifelong learners who are prepared to excel in high school while simultaneously exploring their college and career goals.
Our school colors are black and gold and our mascot is the Toro whose strength and determination is symbolic of our school spirit and community. Montera is a place where students are challenged to reach their full potential through rigorous and engaging instruction within a safe and caring community.
We embrace and cultivate the diversity of our school community. Our middle school community is supported by 9 AC Transit busses that transport students from many communities throughout Oakland. We currently educate students that represent 19 of OUSD's elementary schools. We are proud of our diverse community which is comprised of African American 29.14%, White 22.69%, Hispanic or Latino 21.29%, Asian 8%, Multi-Ethnicity 17.63%, Native American .5% Pacific Islander 1% . All students and their families are welcomed at Montera and the cultural impact and diversity of our community is significant to Montera. Students, staff and community have helped to create a secure, safe, lively and nurturing environment with promotes mutual respect and self-esteem. Montera prides itself on educating the whole child, both academically and socially and we understand that the middle school years are a time for young adults to explore choices, build trust, and develop relationships with peers and adults. It is a tradition at Montera to offer programs that stress excellence and diversity in scope and depth of content. For example, we are the only middle school to offer a Women and Trans People in Sports, as well as host OUSD's first middle school pride. Our goal is for students to see representation of their community and identity throughout their middle school experience at Montera.
Montera also supports special needs students through a wide range of programs that reach a third of our student population. Our Special Education programs are full inclusion with an emphasis on moving our students towards independence.
We also boast a very active PTO. They are consistent and dedicated to the students experience at Montera as well as to the staff that support students.
Our goal is to ensure that every student reaches their full potential as young adolescents while at Montera Middle School. We believe that in order for all students to reach their full potential we will continue to focus on maintaining a safe and caring community.