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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
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Oakland Charter High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Oakland, CA. It has 459 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Oakland Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1210
119 responses
Average ACT
26
23 responses
AP Enrollment
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
46%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    40%
  • Prom
    16%
  • School dances
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Talent show
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
459
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,570
Teachers in First/Second Year
100%
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
46%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Oakland Charter provides many opportunities for students to learn and benefit outside of school. For example, teachers have given us several scholarships, internships, and programs to apply to. Teachers and counselors are always willing to help students and take their time to guide us. There are many clubs that are available, all of which provide great events to obtain volunteer hours and great learning experiences. However, some change is necessary in sports and the food. There are some sports that are not open that would attract more students, such as swimming and track. Not many are motivated to join sports because they are uninterested in the ones provided. As for the food, I would like to see improvement in the quality of the lunches. There are days where the food just appears to be unappetizing, diminishing the yearning to eat. All in all, Oakland Charter provides several wonderful opportunities for their students to become better individuals.
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I appreciated the hardworking teachers and the effort that they put into each lesson. The teachers encouraged students to ask questions for clarification or to challenge a thought or issue. The workload reflected the lessons reviewed in class but instead of simply repeating what was discussed in class or read in a book, the homework would force students to think comprehensively. However, if I could improve the school, I would opt for better programs such as meth clubs or science clubs or even a finance club. The school does need to improve on the clubs and sports arena as there is little to none. Overall, I believe Oakland Charter High provided me with the skills needed to compete at a nationally ranked university.
My four years in Oakland Charter High school has been the best experience so far in my life. What I like about Oakland Charter High school is the tight community that every student, teacher and administration has with each other. Since the school is smaller than a typical high school, a lot of students know each other whether they are from different grade levels. I also like how supportive the school is in making sure every student is doing their best and being prepared for college. A thing that I would like to see changed is the amount of classes students are allowed to choose. The school doesn't have much electives to choose from.