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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Oakland Unified School District is a public school district located in Oakland, CA. It has 49,709 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
1000 BRd.way Suite 680
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone
(510) 434-7790
Website

Oakland Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1090
1,987 responses
Average ACT
23
595 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
49,709
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$595,132,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,338/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$21,763
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$849
National
$949
Median Home Value
$437,916
National
$184,700

Oakland Unified School District Reviews

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Oakland Unified School District is a decent district overall. I have attended schools in Oakland Unified School District since Kindergarten and it has been a decent experience. The academics is average to me, the curriculum needs to be improved in order to teach at the level of the grade. You won't learn most of the math at the level of your grade, it will be aim more towards a specific area of the math like in algebra or geometry. The district is pretty diverse with a many students of many different ethnicities attending at schools. The teachers are pretty good and they teach in a way that will help improve learning and gets our attention. They do have courses that helps prepare for college, but the academics and necessary skills for college might not be up to par. There are tons of resources for students that are available, and the science, technology, and math are pretty good for the most part.
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I loved the community activism that takes place in my district but the members of our school board often ignored the communities cries for help. They have cut millions of dollars of funding from my school every year and tried to close multiple schools that offered support to at risk communities. My school has very limited resources as is, s mismanagement of funds has had the most negative impact on the most at risk communities. However, the student body never fails to band together and support our teachers and advocate for better resources.
My experience with the district has been good, its teachers discipline the students well and makes the students understand a subject going over it thoroughly. The district makes sure schools are on track and makes sure that students are preparing for college with the help of college counselors checking in on the students. There are many clubs/programs available at schools although I believe more encouragement to join them would be needed. The School culture is something that many schools look forward too and enjoy, movies are played, participation is at its highest for decoration inside school building, etc. Lastly the parents always care about their children and what the school is up too in other words they are dedicated to keeping up with the school so when the school arranges meetings most of the parents attend.