A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Alameda Science and Technology Institute is an elite, public, magnet, alternative school located in Alameda, CA. It has 175 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 29 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
555 Atlantic Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
Telephone
(510) 748-4021

Alameda Science and Technology Institute Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1280
54 responses
Average ACT
30
13 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$83,048
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,478
National
$949
Median Home Value
$677,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Sports O' Rama
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Bonding Day
    15%
  • Speech Contest
    15%
  • Spelling Bee
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
175
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$9,928/ year
National
$12,239
54%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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The teachers and students make this school! Teachers challenge students in every subject. Having sat in on a few classes, I did not experience this kind of passionate thorough instruction and open discussion until I reached college. The expectation is high, the school rigorous. If your student is looking for a challenge, this is the place. My daughter plays competitive sports, and it is difficult to participate in an outside activity and maintain a high grade point average. It is possible, but the student must be disciplined to manage their time or quickly fall behind.
The school is small and focuses on academics, students that want to be in plays, play sports etc. can participate in either of the nearby in district larger high schools.
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These are some of the best teachers I have ever experienced! Not exaggerating. My daughter chose this school because when she shadowed a student she could not believe the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm the teachers taught with. Teacher and staff support is great. This school is challenging academically, there is often two to four hours of homework, yet ASTI offers the kids a chance to grow personally and socially. Most of this is possible due to teacher's challenging students to learn, be creative and consider other views.

The school is small so there is limited after school and club activities. Any student can participate in either of the nearby large high school's activities including varsity sports, band, etc.
ASTI provides an extremely challenging and rigorous high school education. Only self motivated student should attend. Each student no matter how bright has the chance to succeed at ASTI. Teachers truly care about the future success of every student. It’s an amazing environment unlike any other school. Students will always have courses to challenge them, from high school classes to college courses.