Amelia Earhart Elementary School is a public K-5th grade school in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD).
Amelia Earhart School proudly stands on Bay Farm Island in Alameda. Bay Farm was once an agricultural community that became a planned community development 25 years ago. The community boasts an elaborate system of trails, many of which are adjacent to lagoons and San Francisco Bay. Parks, ball fields, community centers and a public library that add to the small-town atmosphere and closeness of our community. Located on the east side of the Bay, near Oakland International Airport, we are reminded of our namesake and the tradition of setting and achieving high standards district.
Earhart is the largest elementary school in Alameda. Our student body is ethnically diverse. Seventy-seven of our students are English language learners (ELL) representing 18 different “first” languages. For cultural and financial reasons, many students benefit from living in multi-generational homes. Most students are middle class with college-educated parents. Our all-day kindergarten program offers focused small group instruction as children begin their school experience.
“Amelia Earhart School inspires academic excellence, a passion for learning and respect for self and community.”
The Earhart community is deeply committed to making our vision live through the success of our children. Our PTA and broader community support this vision through volunteerism and modeling of the belief that our children are capable of exemplary achievement. Through the development of our Single School Plan for student achievement, parents, School Site Council, teachers, and support staff have identified specific strategies to achieve our vision. An integral part of our vision is the whole child. The richness of our students’ cultural diversity is woven into our curriculum with collaboration between our school and community. Acknowledging each child’s uniqueness while balancing rigorous academic curriculum with the arts supports academic excellence. Each teacher shares a personal commitment our vision. 1st graders brainstorm their interpretation of our school’s vision each year, and sign their version and proudly hang it in their room.
Our school boasts a well-educated and highly trained staff that works collaboratively using best practices to teach the California Standards. 100% of our classroom teachers are fully credentialed. Our staff, along with the generous contributions and strength of our PTA, distinguishes Earhart. The success of all our students and the commitment to “leave no child behind” is the shared goal of the Earhart community, and the extent to which our staff, parents, community members, and students strive to achieve that success is inspiring. Enhancing our traditional program with extended learning opportunities in science and arts is a commitment of our staff and PTA. Our curricular and enrichment programs provide a strong academic foundation, as well as learning opportunities that promote social and emotional development. To that end, the PTA partners with our principal and staff to provide programs offering a myriad of enrichment opportunities such as Art Docent, MOCHA art, K music, Math in the Garden, hands-on science and valuable field-study opportunities as well as an after-school enrichment program with courses that address the needs of the whole child, while gently focusing on academics. These enrichment activities are integral to the development of our children as lifelong learners.
The spirit of volunteerism that our parents, extended family and community members embrace defines our school culture and enhances our commitment to excellence. Daily, our extensive team of volunteers, many of whom are senior citizens, tutor children in reading and math, provide support learning in the classroom and reinforce social skills in the lunchroom and on the playground. The combined efforts of our staff and community give meaning to our commitment to “Leave no Child Behind.”
It is the shared belief of the Earhart community that a lifelong love of learning is the best legacy a school can give its students. During Amelia Earhart’s lifetime she faced the risk of flying with incredible courage. Our children are empowered to use their courage to soar to excellence each day!
Amelia Earhart Elementary
400 Packet Landing Road
Alameda, CA 94502