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About Peralta

DSCN4562.JPGWelcome to Peralta Elementary School!

Peralta Elementary School is a designated Arts Demonstration School in the Oakland Unified School District. Established in 1880 as a one-room schoolhouse, Peralta today has about 300 students in kindergarten through 5th grade.

The school has a tradition of family involvement and activism that stretches back to the 19th century.

Our school is deeply committed to the arts, academics, and community involvement. Our students’ academic success reflects our focus on helping every child succeed, and on lowering the achievement gap. For the past several years, test scores for Peralta’s African-American students on the Academic Performance Index have been the highest in Oakland Unified — and in the top ten in California — among schools with similar demographics.

Our abundant gardens and vibrant murals create a welcoming environment where our students feel at home. Our social-emotional curriculum is integrated into the curriculum beginning in kindergarten, allowing students to become skilled problem solvers who take responsibility for keeping our campus peaceful. More…