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Oakland school information

Index Oakland California National
Average Test Scores31%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio23:120:116:1
Total public schools1248,30879,221
Total private schools593,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools191,0857,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Oakland are 36% 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

      Index Oakland California National
      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%

      Oakland, CA School Districts

      • Oakland Unified School District
      • Alameda City Unified School District
      • West Contra Costa Unified School District
      • Emery Unified School District

      There are a total of 124 public schools, 59 private schools and 19 post-secondary schools in Oakland. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Oakland, CA schools is 31%. The average student to teacher ratio is 23:1. In Oakland, CA, an average of 80.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 78.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Orinda, CA19,46187%81.4%
      Moraga, CA16,89684%75.2%
      Lafayette, CA25,94983%73.8%
      Tiburon, CA9,16781%69.3%
      Kensington, CA5,17180%66.7%
      Oakland, CA422,57531%36.1%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Minneapolis, MN424,53637%22.5%
      Tulsa, OK402,44121%56.3%
      Arlington, TX397,26945%6.1%
      Tampa, FL395,91249%1.8%
      Virginia Beach, VA450,88286%79.2%
      Oakland, CA422,57531%36.1%
      Source: The Oakland, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 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.