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C-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Castlemont High School is a public school located in Oakland, CA. It has 564 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 8% in reading.
Address
8601 Macarthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94605
Telephone
(510) 639-1466
Website

Castlemont High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
920
20 responses
Average ACT
23
6 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$63,251
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,255
National
$949
Median Home Value
$564,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • College fair
    27%
  • Polynesian Day
    27%
  • Black History Month
    18%
  • Latino Banquet
    18%
  • Alumni Day
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
564
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,537
Teachers in First/Second Year
41.9%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,215/ year
National
$12,239
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Castlemont was a school that every single graduate felt non prepared to enter into the college world and real world. With 4 different principals, in four different years, it was difficult to get a letter of recommendation from your own counselor, given we never really had one. The principal was required to substitute in that position, and did not come through. With many peers in the classroom and teachers with little control, it was disruptive and sometimes adverse when it came down to lecture. I can only count on one hand how many teachers I believed to be good, and this still problems looms to this day. There is an inconsistency of teachers flowing in and out, and some just going through the motions, unprepared with a legit lesson plan and execution. Oakland public schools, like Castlemont deserve and need the most attention, and assistance.
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My experience is I believe Castlemont is a good school, even if it doesn't offer much. I like what they have ranging from subjects to people to how they help you and that they at least try to make sure we can have something even if other people don't allow it or don't want us to. I like the subjects and some if my teachers. I wouldn't want to switch to any other school.
What I like about Castlemont High School is that there is a Newcomer program that support students that are new to this country. There is support for everyone and a lot of opportunities.
Something I would change is the food at Castlemont, the classes that are provided for students and more interesting after school programs.