Oakland Charter Academy

Summary:

Oakland Charter Academy is a public charter middle school serving 226 students in grades 6-8 in Oakland, California. The school is part of the Oakland Unified school district, which is ranked 1492 out of 1560 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Oakland Charter Academy stands out from nearby schools in several key ways. The school has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (86.73%) compared to the surrounding area, and its test scores are dramatically lower than state averages across all subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, only 13.55% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to the California average of 46.66%. The school also has a very high chronic absenteeism rate of 47.6%, which is much higher than the state average. Additionally, 84.96% of Oakland Charter Academy students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

When compared to nearby schools, Oakland Charter Academy is the lowest-performing in the area. For instance, Downtown Charter Academy, which is just 1.57 miles away, has significantly higher test scores and a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Oakland Charter Academy's performance is particularly low for certain student subgroups, such as male students, Hispanic students, and English Language Learners, who rank in the bottom 25% of California middle schools. Furthermore, the school's performance has declined over the past few years, with its state ranking dropping from 1541 out of 2715 California middle schools in 2018-2019 to 2532 out of 2788 in 2022-2023.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-8

 4215 Foothill Blvd.
       Oakland, CA  94601-1404


(510) 532-6751

District: Oakland Charter Academy District

SchoolDigger Rank:
2541st of 2,798 California Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  46.1 Help
Number of students:  226

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
86.7%
White:
6.2%
African American:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  85% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Oakland Charter Academy ranks worse than 90.8% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.26. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Oakland Charter Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Oakland Charter Academy 2541st of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Oakland Charter Academy in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hispanic students:


Oakland Charter Academy District:

SchoolDigger ranks Oakland Charter Academy District 1492nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Oakland Charter Academy

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Rank History for all students at Oakland Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.33 1541st 2715 43.2%
2022 14.20 2484th 2740 9.3%
2023 14.26 2532nd 2788 9.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Oakland Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.02 543rd 1442 62.3%
2022 34.80 988th 1540 35.8%
2023 35.79 935th 1523 38.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Oakland Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 50.26 1004th 2369 57.6%
2022 17.48 2204th 2458 10.3%
2023 18.22 2242nd 2535 11.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Oakland Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.37 1615th 2380 32.1%
2022 18.31 2141st 2509 14.7%
2023 16.58 2232nd 2535 12.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Oakland Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.81 473rd 1491 68.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Oakland Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 44.35 1178th 2407 51.1%
2022 11.41 2425th 2527 4.0%
2023 12.80 2374th 2546 6.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Oakland Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.59 895th 2213 59.6%
2022 20.90 1978th 2359 16.2%
2023 17.04 2120th 2379 10.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Oakland Charter Academy Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Oakland Charter Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 3 13 16 200 1 0 2 0 235
2020 4 19 15 195 0 4 0 1 238
2021 4 16 17 207 0 2 2 0 248
2022 15 7 3 217 2 1 1 0 246
2023 14 9 4 196 1 1 1 0 226

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Oakland Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 235 8.0 29.3 91.9
2020 238 n/a n/a 94.5
2021 248 10.0 24.8 80.2
2022 246 11.0 22.3 61.4
2023 226 4.9 46.1 85

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Oakland Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 235 8.0 29.3 91.9
2020 238 n/a n/a 94.5
2021 248 10.0 24.8 80.2
2022 246 11.0 22.3 61.4
2023 226 4.9 46.1 85

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Oakland Charter Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1541st of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2532nd of 2788 Middle schools
 34.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Charter Academy)42.310.8
 31.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Charter Academy)23.414.3
 9.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Charter Academy)34.715.9
 18.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Charter Academy)21.418.8
 2.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Charter Academy)4414.7
 29.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Charter Academy)41.910.3
 31.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Oakland Charter Academy)23.47.4
 16%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students235226
 3.8%
African American139
 30.8%
American Indian11
Asian164
 75%
Hispanic200196
 2%
Pacific Islander01
White314
 366.7%
Two or More Races21
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients91.9%85%
 7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Oakland Charter Academy

Oakland Charter Academy ranks in the bottom 9.2% of California middle schools.

Students at Oakland Charter Academy are 87% Hispanic, 6% White, 4% African American, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 226 students attended Oakland Charter Academy.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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