School Calendar & PTA Events

08.12 Mon
First Day of School - Welcome students to the new school year!
08.28 Wed
Back to School Night - 5:30-6:30 - Check your Parent Square for details.
09.02 Mon
Labor Day - No school

PTA Meetings

SSC Meetings

No more SSC meetings scheduled this school year.

PTA Board Meetings

About Piedmont Avenue Elementary School

Piedmont Avenue Elementary School, situated in Oakland, California, caters to a diverse student body with classes ranging from Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade. We provide an education to all students and adhere to the standards set by the State across all key academic areas.

PAES fosters an enriching environment by offering a mix of extracurricular activities. These include programs in music, African dance, an array of sports and games, computer literacy, science with a hands-on approach, art, culturally enriching assemblies and educational field trips.

PAES emphasizes a college-going culture which affirms the power of each student in their potential for academic success at every level. This philosophy is a continuous thread that weaves through their educational journey into middle school, high school, and beyond. This approach stems from our firm belief that every student inherently has the ability to excel academically and make significant strides towards higher education and lifelong learning.

Helpful Information

The links below will help you get started. If there’s anything you can’t find, please contact us and we’ll help you out!

Dr. Ahmad in front of a new school mural of a butterfly

Dr. Zarina Ahmad

It is with love and appreciation, that after 15 years of being the proud principal at Piedmont Avenue Elementary School, and after 30 years of employment with OUSD, I announce my departure.


We are a group of dedicated parents and teachers working hard to create an enriched, dynamic and thriving school community for our children.

Parent Square and Aeries

Communication Tools

Make sure you signup and download the two apps that will allow you to best communicate with the school and fill out important information about your student(s).

Bell Schedule

Drop off, Pickup & Bell Schedules

Make sure you know what time to drop off and pickup your student(s). And if you’re curious what they’re doing throughout the day, take a look at our bell schedule!

kids on a bus

School Handbook

Get yourself familiar with all of our policies and protocols, how we communicate, and how to get involved.

Classes & Programs

PAES aims to provide a holistic, enriching educational experience that caters to the diverse needs of its student body.

We’ve got spirit, how 'bout you?

Wonder where you can get a PAES T-shirt? Have you seen the PAES bumper magnets? Water bottle? Notebook? You can buy them all here! Proceeds go toward enrichment programs, field trips and fun events for the students. Contact [email protected] with any questions about the store.

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