A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Address
530 18th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone
(510) 873-8800
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Oakland School for the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
75 responses
Average ACT
25
19 responses
AP Enrollment
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Vocal spring show
    36%
  • School musical
    23%
  • All of the performances
    18%
  • Theater emphasis productions
    9%
  • Winter Ball
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
742
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$12,215/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Oakland School for the Arts Reviews

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At OSA, you are opened up to new experiences, a new life style, and to new talents/experiences. Those who come to give their talent are always advanced in their craft. I have traveled places I never would have gone with out being a student at OSA. Such as, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Memphis, New York, and in January LONDON! All for music events! Being a singer within Oakland School for the Arts has brought be great joy and showed me professionalism; along with great discipline.
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At Oakland school for the arts I've experienced all the changes since I've been in 6th grade and now to 12th grade senior year. The diversity has changed so much with students and teachers in a positive way. We as a community are becoming more diverse although they are gentrifying our surroundings. The academics at the school themselves aren't bad at all, we have a great range of electives, amazing English, history and science teachers but sometimes we have issues with the math teachers. OSA is a great school over all and my experience there was mind blowing and is the reason why I am who I am today.
Fantastic Arts Educations, but they definitely need to focus more on helping student with academic work. There are amazing opportunities in all of the arts areas and will help fast track you into the professional word.