Seeking recent reviews of Oakland public elementary schools

Hello parents in Oakland!  Our daughter will start Kindergarten next year and we're trying to find the right school for her.  We've applied to private schools (Redwood Day and Head-Royce) but we're hoping to get lucky in the OUSD lottery process and get her into a good (or good-enough) public school.  Our lottery picks are due Feb 8, 2019.  I've read all the BPN reviews, but many of them are a few years out of date, so if you have recent experience with OUSD schools, please share with us anxious parents.  Right now our top choices, based on school quality and proximity, are these:  Cleveland, Sequoia, Redwood Heights, Joaquin Miller, and Glenview.  Any feedback on these schools?  Or other recommendations? Thanks!!

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Have you looked at Aurora School? It's a sweet little independent K-5 in the Upper Rockridge area. Both my kids have gone there since kindergarten and our family couldn't have been happier. It's an amazing place -- a truly joyful community for kids to learn solid academics while having their socio-emotional needs understood and supported. Good luck in your school search!

As far as other recommendations, have you considered Aurora School? (https://auroraschool.org).  My son goes there and my daughter will start Kindergarten this Fall.  It's an amazing school.  If you applied to other private schools, I would strongly suggest you consider if Aurora is right for you.

With regard to the public schools you listed I know a couple families at Sequoia and Cleveland who seem satisfied.  

Best of luck with your search!