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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
American Indian Public High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Oakland, CA. It has 360 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

American Indian Public High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
125 responses
Average ACT
28
19 responses
AP Enrollment
99%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$68,442
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,354
National
$949
Median Home Value
$627,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
62%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • We have no events besides Halloween.
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • We do not have any money...
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • No events
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
360
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,570
Teachers in First/Second Year
100%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,438/ year
National
$12,239
25%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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As I have attended American Indian Public High School since freshman year, I would like to describe it as improving. Despite the lack of resources, disorganization, and staff that I have witnessed in the past years, American Indian has been making the effort to improve. Many students adjust to this environment, but I do not believe it is the best environment for a child to thrive in academics. With the inconsistent staff members, students are left to self-teach themselves to prepare for AP testing as some teachers tend to overlook the AP test until the last minute. I believe this school has been very last minute and inconsistent, but the school can provide AP tests and on-campus college courses for all students which allow us to gain college credits. As there are many cons, this school has been making an effort in organizing and providing extracurriculars such as sports for students to join. With the subtle changes, students have begun to engage more in school spirit.
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From my observations, this school lacks the capability to hire teachers on time and teachers who can adapt to students and their learning methods. Often they are caught up in their own emotions and distracts the students from their goal by pursuing an education based on pettiness and favoritism. The school admins are often late with notifying students with updated news. In addition to this, the environment and limited space give off an unsettling vibe as it's too cramped and often loud.

Despite the negatives, this school has a great community. Diverse groups of people can be seen and the atmosphere of comfort and friendship is expressed. Students here have hype and support for each other. In addition, this school will teach students how to be more independent and resilient. Students learn how to speak up for themselves and research on their own. Moreover, school events started taking place last year. We're now celebrating each month with its respective holiday or topic.
American Indian Public High School is not your normal high school. Located in a previous elementary school's campus in the heart of Oakland, California, space is definitely limited. The lack of teachers are definitely concerns students have and some teachers would often have to rotate classrooms due to the availability of classrooms. Sports were introduced 3 years ago so it's relatively new and does not have sports you may find at other high schools. Despite the learning situation, it has motivated me to really step up and take initiative in my education. The standing of the school has really taught me the work ethic needed to succeed in the future as I've learned that my education and my future is in my hands. A small school of 600 students showed me a sense of community that I wouldn't experience anywhere else. Although I did not have access to many opportunities I would have going to another high school, I wouldn't have changed it for anything in the world.