Oakland, California

Oakland, CA is situated in the county #43.0 on the list Top 100 Healthiest Counties in America

Does Oakland, California have good schools?

When determining if Oakland, California, has good schools, we analyze key factors including math proficiency, reading/language proficiency, students-per-teacher ratio, average teacher salaries, National Blue Ribbon awards, Spelling Bee and STEM/non-STEM national competitions, and more.

SchoolsNational RankingsPrivate School Enrollment
Elementary schools in OaklandScored 40.6Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 40.6 to elementary education in Oakland, California (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.10.2%
Middle schools in OaklandScored 37.8Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 37.8 to middle education in Oakland, California (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.13.6%
High schools in OaklandScored 33.0Dwellics analytics team assigned the score [r_high] to high education in Oakland, California (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.13.0%

Dwellics searched for winners of 69 nationwide competitions for school children in both STEM and non-STEM fields and found 6.0 winners in Oakland, California in the last 5 years.

Elementary Schools in Oakland, California

There are 72 public elementary schools in Oakland, California. The public elementary schools in Oakland are rated 40.6 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among elementary school students, approximately 10.2% are enrolled at private schools in Oakland.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Oakland, California at the elementary level is 31.2%, and proficient in reading & language arts 34.5%.

The average salary of an elementary school teacher in Oakland is $47,460 per year. The average number of elementary school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Oakland is 22.0.

Middle Schools in Oakland, California

There are 17 public middle schools in Oakland, California. The public middle schools in Oakland are rated 37.8 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among middle school students, approximately 13.6% are enrolled at private schools in Oakland.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Oakland, California at the middle schools level is 25.5%, and proficient in reading & language arts 30.4%.

The average salary of a middle school teacher in Oakland is $44,326 per year. The average number of middle school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Oakland is 20.0.

High Schools in Oakland, California

There are 35 high schools in Oakland, California. The public high schools in Oakland are rated 33.0 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among high school students, approximately 13.0% are enrolled at private schools in Oakland.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Oakland, California at the high school level is 23.3%, and proficient in reading & language arts 37.2%.

The average salary of a high school teacher in Oakland is $29,505 per year. The average number of high school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Oakland is 19.0.

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Pros and Cons of living in Oakland, California in reviews from users in their own words:

ProsCons
  • "good wifi "
  • "Nature, Culture, Food, Liberal, Parks, LGBT, Art"
  • "Warm weather, diversity, California, coastal, not too hot, near a big city, bicycling, near airport"
  • "Sunny, urban, progressive "
  • "Crime, Expensive "
  • "Congested, traffic, high cost of living"
  • "Traffic, crime, unfriendliness of some"