Oakland school information

IndexOaklandCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores28%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio23:120:116:1
Total public schools1248,30879,221
Total private schools593,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools191,0857,963
The Oakland, CA educational system consists of 124 public schools, 59 private schools and 19 post-secondary schools. Oakland public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 26% lower than than the California average and 43% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Oakland public schools is 23:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.8% have completed high school, 39.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Oakland are 43% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 124 public schools in Oakland.
  • 80.2% of people in Oakland have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.8% of people in Oakland have completed high school.
  • 39.7% of people in Oakland have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Oakland

IndexOaklandCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade80.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school78.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college64.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors39.7%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters17.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Oakland (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orinda, CA18,93686%75%
Piedmont, CA11,20184%72%
Tiburon, CA9,17083%69%
Moraga, CA16,97783%69%
Lafayette, CA25,38181%64%
Oakland, CA412,04028%43%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Minneapolis, MN404,67038%24%
Tulsa, OK399,90651%4%
Miami, FL432,62247%5%
Cleveland, OH389,16545%8%
Wichita, KS388,03329%42%
Oakland, CA412,04028%43%
Source: The Oakland, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.