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82%
  • Peralta Elementary
  • 460 63rd St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 329
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
82%
  • Oakland Charter High
  • 345 12th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 350
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
82%
  • Yu Ming Charter
  • 1086 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland
  • Alameda County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 257
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
79%
  • Hillcrest Elementary
  • 30 Marguerite Dr., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 359
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
78%
  • Chabot Elementary
  • 6686 Chabot Rd., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 573
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
77%
  • Downtown Charter Academy
  • 301 12th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 248
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
75%
  • Thornhill Elementary
  • 5880 Thornhill Dr., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 394
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
73%
  • Montclair Elementary
  • 1757 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 579
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
72%
  • American Indian Public High
  • Po Box 12063, Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 214
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
65%
  • American Indian Public Charter School Ii
  • 171 12th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 616
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
65%
  • Lighthouse Community Charter High
  • 444 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 262
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
65%
  • North Oakland Community Charter
  • 1000 42nd St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 226
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
65%
  • Crocker Highlands Elementary
  • 525 Midcrest Rd., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 432
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
62%
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • 225 11th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 737
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
60%
  • Oakland School For The Arts
  • 530 18th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 742
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
60%
  • Cleveland Elementary
  • 745 Cleveland St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 398
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
57%
  • Oakland Unity High
  • 6038 Brann St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 311
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
57%
  • Conservatory Of Vocal/instrumental Arts
  • 3800 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 237
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
56%
  • East Bay Innovation Academy
  • 3400 Malcolm Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 216
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
56%
  • Joaquin Miller Elementary
  • 5525 Ascot Dr., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 430
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
52%
  • American Indian Public Charter
  • 3637 Magee Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 196
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 33:1
50%
  • Sequoia Elementary
  • 3730 Lincoln Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 429
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
45%
  • Glenview Elementary
  • 4215 La Cresta Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 460
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
45%
  • Edna Brewer Middle School
  • 3748 13th Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 827
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
45%
  • Kaiser Elementary
  • 25 S. Hill Ct., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 279
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
45%
  • Redwood Heights Elementary
  • 4401 39th Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 373
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
41%
  • Kipp Bridge Charter
  • 991 14th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 340
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 38:1
40%
  • Lps Oakland R & D Campus
  • 344 Thomas L. Berkley Way, Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 292
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
40%
  • Oakland Technical High
  • 4351 Brd.way, Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,014
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
37%
  • Franklin Elementary
  • 915 Foothill Blvd., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 743
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
37%
  • Montera Middle School
  • 5555 Ascot Dr., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 878
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
35%
  • Urban Montessori Charter
  • 5328 Brann St., Oakland
  • Alameda County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 279
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 31:1
34%
  • Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy
  • 3877 Lusk St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 646
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
34%
  • Oakland High
  • 1023 Macarthur Blvd., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,515
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
33%
  • Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy
  • 1001 22nd Ave. Ste.100, Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 491
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
33%
  • Claremont Middle School
  • 5750 College Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 435
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
32%
  • Acorn Woodland Elementary
  • 1025 81st Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 296
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
31%
  • Bella Vista Elementary
  • 1025 E. 28th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 469
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
31%
  • Skyline High
  • 12250 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,845
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
30%
  • Emery Secondary
  • 915 54th St., Oakland
  • Emery Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 191
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
29%
  • Laurel Elementary
  • 3750 Brown Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 544
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
27%
  • Oakland Charter Academy
  • 4215 Foothill Blvd., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 152
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
25%
  • Ascend
  • 3709 E. 12th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 433
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
25%
  • Learning Without Limits
  • 2035 40th Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 411
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
25%
  • Vincent Academy
  • 2501 Chestnut St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 142
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
25%
  • Manzanita Seed Elementary
  • 2409 E. 27th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 405
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
25%
  • Urban Promise Academy
  • 3031 E. 18th St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 323
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
25%
  • Piedmont Avenue Elementary
  • 4314 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 372
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
25%
  • Community School For Creative Education
  • 2111 International Blvd., Oakland
  • Alameda County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 191
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
25%
  • Lighthouse Community Charter
  • 444 Hegenberger St., Oakland
  • Oakland Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 488
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
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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.

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%

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 28%. 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.

To customize your list of Oakland schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Oakland, CA schools.

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.
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