Yu Ming Charter School Reviews

Updated May 8, 2022

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Yu Ming Charter School Head of School Sue Park
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    K-5 English Teacher (Full-Time)

    May 5, 2021 - Teacher in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Teacher autonomy in lesson planning, structures within the classroom - Team-oriented - Fantastic, involved students and families - Community-oriented - Strong work ethic culture - Dual language immersion, students graduate bilingual in Chinese and English - Every teacher/staff member has a coach and new staff have an informal mentor - Data-driven (assessment cycles every trimester) - Badgework/Circles for Social-Emotional Learning for students and staff

    Cons

    - Less school-wide data-tracking systems, more teacher autonomy - Less English instruction because of Chinese immersion model (For K-2, it is 85% Chinese, 15% English, and then as you move up grade levels, it becomes closer to 50%/50%) - English teachers are departmentalized (so teach ~3 homerooms), Chinese teachers are the homeroom teachers

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    A good place for growing as a better teacher

    May 8, 2022 - Teacher, Elementary School in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Provide coach and training. colleagues are warm and friendly.

    Cons

    Salary is below overall average in BayArea for teachers

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    great school

    Mar 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Good colleagues to work with and supportive community

    Cons

    pay is low given the living cost in bay area.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Management

    Feb 17, 2022 - Teacher 
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    Pros

    Great teachers and student body

    Cons

    Pretty poor senior management team.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Highly Motivated, Inclusive Staff, Great Community

    Jan 13, 2021 - Operations 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Positive, connected, inclusive community - Everyone shows up an does their best, highly motivated and hardworking staff -Wonderful families and students, collaborative and kind -School is growing so it is a great place for learning new skills and growing your career

    Cons

    -Everyone at Yu Ming wears a lot of hats. If you like a slower paced environment, or are not committed to ongoing personal growth, this may not be the best place for you.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    A great school with many opprotunities

    Mar 1, 2021 - Mandarin Chinese Teacher in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Yu Ming has a great community.

    Cons

    Unclear sponsorship and stipend guidelines

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great School

    Jan 11, 2021 - Former Teacher in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Collaboration among teachers - Supportive parent community - Opportunities to grow professionally

    Cons

    Work/life balance -- it's a lot of work during the first couple of years as a new immersion teacher

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Mandarin Immersion School!

    May 17, 2021 - Teacher in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    supportive community, hard-working staff, excellent academics

    Cons

    older facilities, large class sizes,

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great School & Great Community

    Jan 11, 2021 - Teacher in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Students, Staff, Community (Kind, Hardworking, Thoughtful)

    Cons

    The pay is fair but could be higher)

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Amazing, supportive staff and community

    Dec 7, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Teachers, Administrators and Staff really care about the students and families. Everyone works hard to ensure students excel academically and socially/emotionally.

    Cons

    Small school so staff wear multiple hats.

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