One of the most excting schol districts in the Bay Area
One of the most exciting features in Rockridge is the public K-12 school system. With two elementary schools, Chabot and Peralta, Claremont Middle School and Oakland Tech High School it is a dynamic school system.
We hope to soon add interviews with some of the principals and the heads of the PTA. The schools all have very involved parents which support the schools and provide much needed assistance to the teachers and staff. Go visit each of their websites and take a tour. It is always about the wonderful people inside the building that make a school great.
Chabot is one of those wonderful local success stories. Over the last few decades it has improved and expanded.
I sent both of my children through Chabot when most of the classrooms were WW II vintage portables, with no insulation to boot. While the school site has been rebuilt in the last years, the teachers and staff have remained a constant. From the wonderful Margaret in the front office to the dedicated teachers and fun after care staff it is a school with a lot of heart.
This small unassuming school has won award after award including the coveted California Distinguished School Award.
It’s become a much sought after school for those who want an experience that's more like an extended family.
Additionally they are dedicated to integrating the arts into all aspects of their curriculum. With a passionate group of dedicated parents, PTA involvement provides the final touches to a wonderful local elementary school experience.
Claremont Middle School is located adjacent to the Bart station in the epicenter of Rockridge.
John Mayer, the former principal of Chabot, is at the helm creating an exciting learning environment for all the students. The students enjoy being on the Avenue with Zachary’s Pizza and Smitten Ice Cream just steps away.
Oakland Tech is the perfect example of a successful urban high school.
It's a place where many educational paths can be explored with their rich offering of hugely varied Academies within the school. It's culturally rich and diverse student base reflects Oakland’s multifaceted population.
Oakland Tech is a great school with a history of enormous success in placing students in some of the best colleges and universities in the country.