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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Sojourner Truth Independent Study is a public, alternative school located in Oakland, CA. It has 166 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
32%
Average SAT
1020
6 responses
Average ACT
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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
A-
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
166
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,570
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
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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
$15,438/ year
National
$12,239
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Sojourner truth independent study is a public school that offers a second chance for individuals that want to pursue a higher education but with a different learning environment. Honestly, I never knew about this public school until I was trying to find another school to fit in with. It wasn’t a new feeling, but it felt weird. It’s a new school, new people. However, the staff was welcoming and accepting of students that messed up or wanted to study/learn by themselves. The school is limited in resources, which is understandable. I feel the school needs more recognition and respect because the school excels with what it has and it can propel to further success if the school got a positive reputation rather than a negative one. Thank you for giving me this opportunity for applying to this scholarship.
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Sojourner Truth Independent Study has given me and other students the resources and attention normal schools can't provide. Students who want to graduate early or student who want to catch up should attend Sojourner Truth. I was behind and now I finished highschool a month ahead of schedule.
Great school environment and the teachers were like family. We learned material easily with the help of the teachers. The school would also provide breakfast or lunch for the students out their own pocket which made us feel more like family.