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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
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Oakland High School is a public, alternative school located in Tacoma, WA. It has 218 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Oakland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
52%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$45,384
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,002
National
$949
Median Home Value
$141,889
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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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
218
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,740
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
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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
$13,555/ year
National
$12,239
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The teachers have a way of helping the students graduate, and they care about the student's academics. I started high school with no experience of even working on tests, projects or essays. I didn't know what to do. They helped me become a successful student with the clubs, volunteer work and projects I got involved in. If it wasn't for Oakland, I would never have been able to go this far in life without an education.
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My favorite experiences would have to be making friends, joining student activities and helping my classmates out. Would I do it alll over again? Yes. It was the first public school I have ever attended in my whole life. I miss going to this school, and I miss the students, teachers and education it rightfully provides.
The clubs were fun to organize. I was involved with Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) and student government. They had a safe environment for the students to talk about their plans, feelings, and student life.