St. Elizabeth – Achievements Brighten Future
St. Elizabeth Elementary School
1516 33rd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
In October 2013, a special liturgy, dinner dance and afternoon of family fun celebrated 120 years of very active Dominican/Franciscan presence in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. While the area has changed dramatically since St. Elizabeth was established in 1893, the quality of education thrives. Recent accomplishments include:
• Of the 44 graduates, 36 are now attending Catholic high schools.
• Eight graduates received scholarships at Catholic high schools from the Achieve Program. Founded in 1997 by Barbara Bass Bakar, the program provides access to quality education for low-income students and honors 20 students in the Bay Area — St. Elizabeth garnered 40% of these.
• Thriving are the 21st Century Learning Center, Special Needs Center, and Marching Band, with its annual peace march through the neighborhood.
• This summer 100 students enjoyed a creative, privately funded program using math and language skills to explore theme parks, art, cooking and learning. One group participated in the Khan Academy Point Challenge, a program of the online free education site, Kahn Academy.
School capacity: 500
Actual cost per student: $6,687
Students receiving financial assistance: 97.6%