Oakland Unified School District, California

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Oakland Unified School District
Oakland, California
Oakland Unified School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Gary Yee
Graduation rate:58.9%
Number of schools:121
Budget: $409.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:David Kakishiba
Board members:7
Term length:4
Oakland Unified School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Oakland, California. It is the 14th-largest school district in California, serving 46,472 students in 121 schools during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

About the district

Oakland Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California.

Oakland Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California. The county seat of Alameda County is Oakland.[2] Alameda County is home to 1,578,891 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Alameda County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 41.1 percent of Alameda County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Alameda County was $71,516 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Alameda County was 12 percent compared to 15.3 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Alameda County (%) California (%)
White 52.3 73.7
Black or African American 12.8 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.7
Asian 27.6 13.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0 0.5
Two or more race 5.1 3.6
Hispanic or Latino 22.7 38.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Alameda County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 469,684 108,182
2008 489,106 119,555
2004 422,585 130,911
2000 342,889 119,279

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]


Gary Yee is the superintendent of Oakland Unified School District. He has served in this role since July 2013. Prior to serving in this role he served as a school board member from 2003 to 2013. He also served as Vice Chancellor to Peralta Community College District and as Dean of Instruction at Merritt College. Yee received his bachelor's degree from the University of California Berkeley, his master's from California State Hayward and his doctoral degree from Stanford University.[7]

School board

The Oakland Unified School District Board of Education is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[8]

Oakland Unified School District Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Christopher Dobbins District 6 2015
James Harris District 7 2017
Jumoke Hinton Hodge District 3 2017
David Kakishiba District 2 2015
Jody London District 1 2017
Roseann Torres District 5 2017
Anne Campbell Washington District 4 2015

School board elections

Members of the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. There was no primary election, and the general election was held on November 4, 2014.[9] Three seats were up for election in 2014 and four seats will be up for election in 2016.


The table below displays the budget for Oakland Unified School District:[10][11]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $379,385,117 76.6% $28,120,824 5.7% $78,912,062 15.9% $8,925,220 1.8% $0 0% $495,343,223
2014-2015 $318,826,350 77.8% $20,590,572 5% $62,480,084 15.3% $7,792,821 1.9% $0 0% $409,689,827
Averages: $349,105,733.5 77% $24,355,698 5% $70,696,073 16% $8,359,020.5 2% $0 0% $452,516,525

Teacher salaries

Oakland Unified School District employed 2,652 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Oakland Teachers Association for 2008:[12]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 39,456 57,349
B.A. + 30 39,775 58,093
B.A. + 45 40,083 58,849
B.A. + 60 40,732 61,881
B.A. + 75 42,253 64,891
B.A. + 90 46,785 70,933

Schools in Oakland Unified School District


Oakland Unified School District served 46,472 students in 121 schools during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

District schools

Oakland Unified School District operates 121 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Oakland Unified School District
Achieve Academy
ACORN Woodland Elementary
Allendale Elementary
Alliance Academy
American Indian Public Charter
American Indian Public Charter School II
American Indian Public High
Aspire Berkley Maynard Academy
Asprie ERES Academy
Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy
Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy
Aspire Millsmont Academy
Aspire Monarch Academy
Barack Obama Academy
Bay Area Technology
Bella Vista Elementary
Bret Harte Middle
Bridges Academy
Brookfield Elementary
Burckhalter Elementary
Business and Information Technology High
Carl B. Munck Elementary
Castlemont High
Chabot Elementary
Civicorps Corpsmember Academy
Civicorps Elementary
Claremont Middle
Cleveland Elementary
Coliseum College Prep Academy
College Preparatory and Architecture Academy
Community Day
Community United Elementary
Conservatory of Vocal/Instrumental Arts
Crocker Highlands Elementary
Dewey Academy
East Oakland Leadership Academy
East Oakland Leadership Academy High
East Oakland Pride Elementary
East Oakland School of the Arts
Edna Brewer Middle
Elmhurst Community Prep
Emerson Elementary
EnCompass Academy Elementary
Esperanza Elementary
Far West
Franklin Elementary
Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy
Frick Middle
Fruitvale Elementary
Futures Elementary
Garfield Elementary
Gateway to College at Laney College
Glenview Elementary
Global Family
Grass Valley Elementary
Greenleaf Elementary
Hillcrest Elementary
Hillside Academy
Hoover Elementary
Horace Mann Elementary
Howard Elementary
Independent Study, Sojourner Truth
International Community
Joaquin Miller Elementary
Kaiser Elementary
KIPP Bridge Charter
La Escuelita Elementary
Lafayette Elementary
Lakeview Elementary
Laurel Elementary
Lazear Elementary
Leadership Preparatory High
Learning Without Limits
LIFE Academy
Lighthouse Community Charter
Lighthouse Community Charter High
Lincoln Elementary
LPS College Park
Madison Middle
Mandela High
Manzanita Community
Manzanita SEED
Markham Elementary
Marshall Elementary
Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
Maxwell Park International Academy
McClymonds High
Media College Prepatory
Melrose Leadership Academy
MetWest High
Montclair Elementary
Montera Middle
New Highland Academy
North Oakland Community Charter
Oakland Charter Academy
Oakland Charter High
Oakland Community Day Middle
Oakland High
Oakland International High
Oakland Military Institute, College Preparatory Academy
Oakland School for the Arts
Oakland Technical High
Oakland Unity High
Parker Elementary
Peralta Elementary
Piedmont Avenue Elementary
Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence
Ralph J. Bunche High
Reach Academy
Redwood Heights Elementary
Reems (Ernestine C.) Academy of Technology and Art
Rise Community
Roosevelt Middle
ROOTS International Academy
Rudsdale Continuation
Sankofa Academy
Santa Fe Elementary
Sequoia Elementary
Skyline High
Sobrante Park Elementary
Street Academy
Think College Now
Thornhill Elementary
United for Success Academy
Urban Promise Academy
Vincent Academy
West Oakland Middle
Westlake Middle
World Academy

Academic performance

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades 2-11. STAR results include English and mathematics in grades 2-11, science in grades 5 and 8-11 and history/social science in grades 8, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students. The following table compares the percentage of district students who score at a "Proficient" or "Advanced" level with the statewide averages from the 2011-2012 school year.[14]

STAR Performance Comparison
Subject District average (%) State average (%)
English Language Arts 47 54
Mathematics 46 50
Science 49 57
History/Social Science 31 48

Contact information

Oakland Unified School District seal.jpg
Oakland Unified School District
1000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 434.7790

See also

External links

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ed-Data, "District Profile - Fiscal Year: 2011-12," accessed January 14, 2014
  2. Alameda County, "About Us," accessed July 1, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Alameda County, California," accessed July 1, 2014
  4. California Secretary of State, "Statewide elections," accessed June 30, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  7. Contra Costa Times, "New Oakland schools Superintendent Gary Yee faces high hurdles," July 3, 2013
  8. Oakland Unified School District, "Board of Education," accessed January 14, 2014
  9. Alameda County - Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, "Tentative Calendar of Events," accessed January 14, 2014
  10. Ed-Data, "Oakland Unified," accessed December 4, 2013
  11. Oakland Unified School District, "2014-15 Revised Budget," accessed December 9, 2014
  12. Oakland Unified School District, "HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES & SUPPORT SALARY SCHEDULE CERTIFICATED K-12 TEACHERS," accessed January 14, 2014
  13. Oakland Unified School District, "School Directory," accessed January 14, 2014
  14. Ed-Data, "Student Performance - 2012," accessed January 7, 2013