Glorietta Elementary School 15 Martha Rd, Orinda, CA94563 Glorietta Elementary School is an educational facility located on Martha Road in Orinda. The school offers a safe and…More nurturing environment for students to learn and grow, including programs for kids grades K through 5. The school has over 400 students and has 21 classrooms for students to use. The school offers numerous programs and extracurricular activities including after school classes in Spanish, music, band instruction and more. Check the main site for registration date details.
The Orinda Union School District is composed of four elementary schools; Del Rey, Glorietta, Sleepy Hollow and…More Wagner Ranch, and one middle school, Orinda Intermediate School. There are a total of 2,422 students at the five schools, with 131 full-time teachers assigned to teach them.
Like most California school districts faced by increasingly severe budget cuts, Orinda has relied heavily on the generosity of local parent groups and educational foundations to keep many of its key programs alive and well. The Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO) has proven to be an essential funding partner with Orinda's K-12 schools, with the foundation underwriting many of the programs that keep Orinda schools consistently ahead of the curve.
Local parent clubs also provide significant funding in support of local schools. The district estimates that parent clubs will contribute more than $2 million in funding for school programs and services for the coming school year.
District Superintendent Dr. Joe Jaconette has informed parents of Orinda students that despite tough economic times, the district expects to protect several core values in the new school year, including the hiring of experienced teachers, and keeping class size low.
Superintendent Jaconette has also announced initiatives to strengthen the reading and writing skills of students as well as a district-wide technology plan. Currently, there are approximately 3.5 students per computer in the district, compared to a county-wide average of 4.5 students per machine.