Montclair Elementary is regarded as one of the best schools, public or private, in Oakland. The school has been recognized as a California Distinguished School since 2010 and 2014. Only 3% of all California schools receive this prestigious recognition. In addition, our school was recently recognized as a National Blue Ribbon 2015 Exemplary High Performing school. This is an honor bestowed on only 224 elementary schools this year in the entire nation. With consistently high test scores, and a well-rounded program that fosters both social and academic growth while providing a fun, diverse, and enriching environment for over 640 children, MES is one of the shining stars of the Oakland Unified School district.