Experience with Bella Vista Elementary School in Oakland ?

Does anyone have any experience with Bella Vista in Oakland?   My son was just assigned there for 3rd grade and I’m having a hard time finding much recent info online.

Thanks so much.

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My daughter went to school at Bella Vista during 4th and 5th grade.  She's now starting tenth.   It was good for her because she had caring teachers:  Mr. Webb for 4th grade and Ms.Thai in 5th.   My impression was that there wasn't a strong culture of parent involvement at the time (although people did come together in a successful movement to stop a charter school from moving into the facility) but our family was stretched pretty thin and may not have tried hard enough.  It was very diverse, with many immigrant families.   The student work that we'd see when we visited the school seemed diverse too, although it looked like a lot of the kids were doing very well.  We have neighbors whose kids go to school there now. Message me if you'd like me to connect you to one of them.