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8 reviews
Oakland, CA 94612, US
Tel: +1-510-740-2800

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1 review
0 helpful votes
The information on our local school information is so out of date. Contact information is old. Most recent reviews are from 9 years ago. Don't believe (good or the bad) info on this site. Do the research yourself.
1 review
1 helpful vote
Great Schools only reports positive, glowing reviews of schools. It blocks any truthful, negative reviews of schools that they list on their website. The lack of transparency and truthfulness is shameful. It provides incorrect and misleading information to families.
1 review
2 helpful votes
Why do you claim an accurate rating when you divide kids into low income and everybody else? Last time I checked 2+2=4 no matter how much your household earns . Just go by the TEST scores, state and national averages.
1 review
3 helpful votes
Steer clear of Great Schools. The major orgs funding the site heavily promote the corporatization and privatization of public schools and it appears to be more of a page designed to funnel parents into stumbling onto pro-charter websites than anything else.
1 review
3 helpful votes
they remove accurate negative reviews to make schools look better. Bet you can guess who pays the organization. Don't trust it!!
6 reviews
13 helpful votes
The website is a resource I've used to quickly map the school location, find out socioeconomic composition, and school performance data. All this the site does well. It also has a useful article database, such as My difficulty with the website is that it (routinely) sanitizes, deletes, or removes reviews about schools from parents and students. It also appears as if they only like positive reviews; positive review however poorly written are preferable over any reviews exposing any critical flaws with the school itself. That to me is a form of censorship. I want to post a review about a school where the principal cheated me out of my work hours, and they were also ethnically discriminatory, and they are celebrating a purported Hmong hero who was in fact a criminal who smuggled heroin ( They have a great display case about him at the school, and the principal is very proud of her association with him. The school also serves as a community center for the parents with ELL classes for them. Great Schools also won't let you log in with just Facebook (it wouldn't let me log in with my FB account).
87 reviews
173 helpful votes
It's the website the realtors tell you to look at to get the best ratings for schools. Helpful when you are figuring out where to buy/rent a home.
1 review
1 helpful vote
This site is a must! You can see what you are getting into, if you are deciding to move to and area, or just check out what kind of education you are getting for your taxes!

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