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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Oakland Technical High School is a highly rated, public school located in Oakland, CA. It has 1,998 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Oakland Technical High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1230
562 responses
Average ACT
27
189 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
Report
  • Assemblies
    23%
  • Events held at lunch time
    16%
  • Dance Performances
    13%
  • First Fridays
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    10%
  • Rally
    9%
  • Football Games
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,998
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,570
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.5%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,438/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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I'm a freshman right now and school is only 44 days in counting the weekends and so far it seems very enjoyable. My sister is a senior and lets me know what to expect from her experience. As of right now what I would have to say I am enjoying the most is swimming in the outdoor pool next door to next, it's summer which makes it the best time to take a dip into the cool pool although the showers can be FREEZING! I made the mistake of choosing art as an elective for my first year but do suggest any new freshmen get their language credits over with by junior year and be sure to past PE as well. The school is really nice though and the classes are easy to pass.
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Great Teachers and Staff! Everyone is super supportive. Rules aren't that big of a deal because they constrict your creativity, and the staff realize that. Great programs, during school and after school. Off campus lunch is offered.
Oakland Technical High School is one of the best public schools to attend to. It has many programs and extracurriculars to enroll in. Many clubs to join and be a unified community. Tech breaks down into 4 9th grade houses and 7 pathways to choose from when you become a Sophomore. Many benefits include a college and career center for beyond college. There is, however, some "stupid" stuff at Tech. For example like every school, has misbehaving students, starting physical/verbal fights and arguments that lead to serious consequences afterward. Around campus, I personally don't feel Tech's neighborhood safe only when I'm alone which I almost always walk out with a friend. Overall, Tech is a great place and on a positive note, you can make SO SO MUCH COOL AND NICE AND SUPPORT FRIENDS!