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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Oakland Military Institute - College Preparatory Academy is a public, charter school located in Oakland, CA. It has 719 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.
3911 Lusk Street
Oakland, CA 94608
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Oakland Military Institute - College Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
50 responses
Average ACT
22
5 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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Bivouac
    29%
  • Family BBQ
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • CACC Birthday event
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • PROM
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
719
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,570
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,438/ year
National
$12,239
18%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
9%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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I'm a senior and I've been attending this school since 6-12 and I've seen changes that aren't for the best. I've seen our grade counselor get fired during our senior year because the school needs cash. The teachers and the leftover counselors have been tremendous in helping me and other students in our college admissions and emotional support for us to choose our path for college and their compassion is something I strive for. I've witnessed teachers leaving two weeks into the school year and teachers who aren't qualified to teach. I feel that there is no emotional connection or a sense of wanting to help the students. I understand that I attend a military school, I get that. But when a priority is put into drills and marching rather than going to a counselor to talk about college during the week of application submission is where I have trouble understanding.
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As a student, I am able to explore my own character in this environment. I have grown to be more outgoing than when I first entered the school. The leadership aspect of the school helped shaped me into my strong persona. However there are some cons about this school. Recently, there has been financial issues so there has been some strange teachers coming in and out of the school. Some classes do not have a strong curriculum to stick to. The athletics department is great for athletes. I have joined the cross country team but since I’m not as strong in athletics, I’ve never gone to a race. I wish there was a tennis team though. Some students are friendly and you can easily make friends. I’m not so sure about the recent middle schoolers. When I was their age, my friends and classmates were more mature and disciplined. I’m not entirely of this year’s middle schoolers.
The military structure ensures that all of it's students and facilities are in constant tip-top condition, molding a well-disciplined young man/ woman. The leadership elements enforce righteous behavior and prepares students for any form of rigor. Leadership courses are available for students to participate in, as well as the ability to climb in rank and position. When a student slacks, the school schedules a meeting with all the student's teachers & military staff to create a success plan for the student. The school is placed in an urban demographic, attracting diverse minorities, which help teach and normalize adolescents of diversity. The school increases it's graduation and college acceptance percentages every year, when I graduated, the rolled-over accumulated percentage was 96%. Overall, a wonderful school, especially for its demographic placement. I attended the school from sixth to twelfth grade, and I took advantage of all the opportunities I listed above.