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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: $495.3 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 with an operating budget of $495.3 million.[1][2]

About the district

Oakland Unified School District is located in Alameda County, California
Oakland Unified School District is located in central Alameda County in Oakland, California. It is located in the seventh-largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, Oakland is home to 70,709 residents.[3]


Oakland outperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2011, but underperformed in comparison to California in terms of median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 37.9% of Oakland residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 30.5% for California as a whole. The median household income in Oakland was $51,683 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Oakland was 20.3% compared to 15.3% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Oakland (%) California (%)
White 34.5 57.6
Black or African American 28.0 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.0
Asian 16.8 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.4
Two or More Races 5.6 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 25.4 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 461,007 56.43
Republican 114,802 14.05
American Independent 16,417 2.01
Libertarian 3,825 0.47
Peace and Freedom 2,876 0.35
Green 9,915 1.21
Americans Elect 66 0.01
Other 49,076 6.01

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[5]


Gary Yee is the current 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 13, Vice Chancellor to Peralta Community College District and Dean of Instruction at Merritt College. Yee received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California Bekeley, his Master's from California State Hayward and his Doctoral degree from Stanford University.[6]

School board

The Oakland Board of Education is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[7]

Oakland 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 Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. There is no primary election and the general election will be held on November 4, 2014.[8] Three seats are up for election in 2014 and four seats will be up for election in 2016.


Oakland Unified School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[9]

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
Averages: $379,385,117 77% $28,120,824 6% $78,912,062 16% $8,925,220 2% $0 0% $495,343,223

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:[10]

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 serves 46,472 students in 121 schools.[1]

District schools

Oakland Unified School District operates 121 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

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.[12]

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

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