Joaquin Miller Elementary

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Joaquin Miller Elementary is a public elementary school in Oakland, California, serving around 400 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Oakland Unified School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Joaquin Miller Elementary consistently ranks in the top 25% of California elementary schools, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are significantly higher than the Oakland Unified and California state averages. For example, in 2022-2023, 55.8% of Joaquin Miller students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 33.06% for Oakland Unified and 46.66% for California. In Mathematics, 56.28% of Joaquin Miller students were proficient or better, compared to 25.41% for Oakland Unified and 34.62% for California. Joaquin Miller also has a more diverse student population, with higher percentages of White, African American, and multi-racial students compared to nearby schools.

However, Joaquin Miller Elementary has experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 3.4% in 2020-2021 to 52.0% in 2022-2023. This is significantly higher than the nearby Piedmont City Unified schools, such as Montclair Elementary and Crocker Highlands Elementary, which have stronger academic performance and lower chronic absenteeism rates. While Joaquin Miller's overall performance is strong, there are also disparities in the performance of different student subgroups, suggesting the need for targeted interventions to ensure equitable outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 5525 Ascot Dr.
       Oakland, CA  94611-3001


(510) 879-8142

District: Oakland Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1457th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,072 Help


Students who attend Joaquin Miller Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Montera Middle
High:    Skyline High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.0 Help
Number of students:  400

Racial breakdown:

White:
29.3%
Two or more races:
23.3%
Hispanic:
21.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31% Help


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Compare Details Joaquin Miller Elementary ranks better than 75.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 13th among 49 ranked elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.05. (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.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Joaquin Miller Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (29.3%), two or more races (23.3%), Hispanic (21.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Joaquin Miller Elementary is 25. 39 elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Joaquin Miller Elementary is $6,072. 29 elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Joaquin Miller Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Joaquin Miller Elementary 1457th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Joaquin Miller Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Oakland Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Oakland Unified 1152nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Joaquin Miller Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.97 591st 4809 87.7%
2005 82.06 850th 4822 82.4%
2006 75.54 1113th 4818 76.9%
2007 81.07 935th 5113 81.7%
2008 89.53 511th 5113 90.0%
2009 88.50 556th 5193 89.3%
2010 82.42 868th 5314 83.7%
2011 87.33 614th 5377 88.6%
2012 89.30 464th 5390 91.4%
2013 88.56 555th 5530 90.0%
2015 79.45 1127th 5611 79.9%
2016 69.69 1540th 5614 72.6%
2017 71.30 1503rd 5692 73.6%
2018 74.91 1368th 5662 75.8%
2019 75.59 1364th 5789 76.4%
2022 79.14 1230th 5883 79.1%
2023 73.05 1451st 5848 75.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 61.51 268th 610 56.1%
2023 44.03 435th 667 34.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 68.88 493rd 2416 79.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.30 1610th 5084 68.3%
2019 60.76 1731st 5173 66.5%
2022 62.20 1557th 5264 70.4%
2023 54.42 2067th 5355 61.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.01 1502nd 5413 72.3%
2019 73.51 1358th 5492 75.3%
2022 80.37 1097th 5635 80.5%
2023 69.44 1516th 5595 72.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.38 1453rd 2585 43.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.81 1329th 5431 75.5%
2019 74.28 1335th 5510 75.8%
2022 75.30 1312th 5663 76.8%
2023 73.13 1359th 5627 75.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.67 935th 1071 12.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.46 65th 700 90.7%
2019 88.15 49th 747 93.4%
2022 88.47 49th 663 92.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.54 245th 4830 94.9%
2022 72.49 1043rd 5084 79.5%
2023 58.46 1744th 5079 65.7%
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Rank History for White students at Joaquin Miller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.20 785th 2737 71.3%
2019 74.74 644th 2834 77.3%
2022 62.16 1073rd 2726 60.6%
2023 74.96 618th 2659 76.8%
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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.

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Monday, May 26, 2014

Open Quote My kids have gotten a top notch education at JM, with its excellent teachers and programs. It's a shame this wonderful community has been reduced to petty bickering in the wake of a new after school program being foisted upon us by the principal and district, despite outspoken parent and teacher concerns about the lack of transparency of the process, as well as separation of church and state issues with this particular vendor's religious-toned mission. A shocking, heartbreaking year for this longtime parent. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Joaquin Miller Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 280 58 55 12 0 n/a n/a 0 405
1989 317 97 69 15 0 n/a n/a 0 498
1990 303 99 72 14 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1991 308 106 71 16 1 n/a n/a 0 502
1992 290 96 68 18 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1993 258 104 81 12 1 n/a n/a 0 456
1994 257 97 60 12 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1995 299 99 76 25 1 n/a n/a 0 500
1996 299 99 76 25 1 n/a n/a 0 500
1997 290 92 69 34 0 n/a n/a 0 485
1998 230 77 41 24 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1999 235 79 39 21 0 n/a n/a 0 374
2000 212 75 42 24 1 n/a n/a 1 355
2001 196 84 41 24 2 n/a n/a 1 348
2002 175 74 44 16 3 n/a n/a 4 316
2003 175 74 44 16 3 n/a n/a 4 316
2004 172 73 50 15 2 n/a n/a 5 317
2005 189 69 45 22 1 n/a n/a 4 330
2006 194 69 48 20 0 n/a n/a 4 335
2007 202 68 41 19 0 n/a n/a 3 333
2008 198 60 40 21 n/a n/a n/a 0 319
2009 197 63 37 21 0 2 35 0 355
2010 223 51 31 26 1 1 30 0 363
2011 230 51 29 31 0 1 38 0 380
2012 227 65 29 41 0 1 33 0 396
2013 222 73 41 53 0 0 32 0 421
2014 222 70 45 55 0 0 30 0 422
2015 217 78 47 57 0 4 27 0 430
2016 186 65 53 67 3 6 45 0 425
2017 179 68 61 76 2 9 41 0 436
2018 172 76 64 70 1 3 49 0 435
2019 168 80 51 75 2 3 64 0 443
2020 149 65 54 81 0 0 87 0 436
2021 129 63 57 92 0 0 88 1 430
2022 120 64 44 82 1 0 91 1 403
2023 117 58 42 86 0 3 93 1 400

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 Joaquin Miller Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 405 18.6 21.7 n/a
1989 498 18.6 26.7 n/a
1990 488 17.0 28.7 n/a
1991 502 17.0 29.5 n/a
1992 472 17.3 27.2 3.4
1993 456 18.0 25.3 3.5
1994 426 19.0 22.4 5.2
1995 500 19.0 26.3 5.6
1996 500 19.0 26.3 5.6
1997 485 17.0 28.5 6.8
1998 372 19.0 19.6 7
1999 374 19.0 19.7 5.9
2000 355 17.6 20.2 7.1
2001 348 18.0 19.3 5.8
2002 316 16.0 19.8 5.1
2003 316 16.0 19.8 5.1
2004 317 16.0 19.8 7.4
2005 330 18.0 18.3 6.4
2006 335 17.0 19.7 7.9
2007 333 16.0 20.8 9.1
2008 319 17.0 18.8 8.8
2009 355 16.0 20.9 9.6
2010 363 17.0 21.3 5.8
2011 380 n/a n/a 11.8
2012 396 16.0 24.7 13.6
2013 421 16.0 26.3 18.8
2014 422 16.0 26.3 16.4
2015 430 16.0 26.8 16.5
2016 425 18.0 23.6 23.3
2017 436 18.0 24.2 24.3
2018 435 19.0 22.8 31.7
2019 443 19.6 22.6 32.5
2020 436 n/a n/a 30.5
2021 430 18.0 23.8 30.5
2022 403 17.0 23.7 25.8
2023 400 16.0 25.0 31

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 Joaquin Miller Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 405 18.6 21.7 n/a
1989 498 18.6 26.7 n/a
1990 488 17.0 28.7 n/a
1991 502 17.0 29.5 n/a
1992 472 17.3 27.2 3.4
1993 456 18.0 25.3 3.5
1994 426 19.0 22.4 5.2
1995 500 19.0 26.3 5.6
1996 500 19.0 26.3 5.6
1997 485 17.0 28.5 6.8
1998 372 19.0 19.6 7
1999 374 19.0 19.7 5.9
2000 355 17.6 20.2 7.1
2001 348 18.0 19.3 5.8
2002 316 16.0 19.8 5.1
2003 316 16.0 19.8 5.1
2004 317 16.0 19.8 7.4
2005 330 18.0 18.3 6.4
2006 335 17.0 19.7 7.9
2007 333 16.0 20.8 9.1
2008 319 17.0 18.8 8.8
2009 355 16.0 20.9 9.6
2010 363 17.0 21.3 5.8
2011 380 n/a n/a 11.8
2012 396 16.0 24.7 13.6
2013 421 16.0 26.3 18.8
2014 422 16.0 26.3 16.4
2015 430 16.0 26.8 16.5
2016 425 18.0 23.6 23.3
2017 436 18.0 24.2 24.3
2018 435 19.0 22.8 31.7
2019 443 19.6 22.6 32.5
2020 436 n/a n/a 30.5
2021 430 18.0 23.8 30.5
2022 403 17.0 23.7 25.8
2023 400 16.0 25.0 31

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Joaquin Miller Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201268.0%1.0%0.0%30.0%75.0%90.0%92.0%75.0%79.0%
201392.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%95.0%93.0%100.0%99.0%96.0%
201486.0%0.0%0.0%14.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%
201574.0%0.0%0.0%26.0%83.0%87.0%92.0%83.0%86.0%
201699.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201796.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%≥98.0%96.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201896.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%96.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202094.7%1.3%1.3%97.4%96.1%
202183.6%0.0%0.0%92.5%88.1%89.6%89.6%89.6%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Joaquin Miller Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,072

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Joaquin Miller Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1364th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1451st of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joaquin Miller Elementary)65.764.7
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)3533.7
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Joaquin Miller Elementary)63.667.7
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)39.235.7
 3.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joaquin Miller Elementary)60.945
 15.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)35.734
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Joaquin Miller Elementary)59.455
 4.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)33.332.3
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joaquin Miller Elementary)62.556.6
 5.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)37.536.7
 0.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Joaquin Miller Elementary)51.443.6
 7.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)28.327
 1.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Joaquin Miller Elementary)43.138.2
 4.9%
   5th Grade Science (Oakland Unified)23.825.2
 1.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students443400
 9.7%
African American8058
 27.5%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian5142
 17.6%
Hispanic7586
 14.7%
Pacific Islander33
White168117
 30.4%
Two or More Races6493
 45.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.5%31%
 1.5%


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Joaquin Miller Elementary ranks 1457th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 400 students attended Joaquin Miller Elementary.

Students at Joaquin Miller Elementary are 29% White, 23% Two or more races, 22% Hispanic, 15% African American, 11% Asian.

Students who attend Joaquin Miller Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Montera Middle
High : Skyline High


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