Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence

Public K-5

 920 Campbell St.
       Oakland, CA  94607-1320


 (510) 874-3333

District: Oakland Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5192nd of 5,692 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  23.3
Number of students:  233

Racial breakdown:
African American:
58.4%
Hispanic:
30.9%
Asian:
3.9%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.7%

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Compare Details In 2017, Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence ranked worse than 91.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 45th among 70 ranked elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.06. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (58.4%), Hispanic (30.9%), Asian (3.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 92.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence is 23.3, which is the 26th best among 70 elementary schools in the Oakland Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence employs 10 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence:

SchoolDigger ranks Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence 5192nd of 5692 California public elementary schools. (See Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence in the ranking list.)

Oakland Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Oakland Unified 644th of 861 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 9.64 4687th 4809 2.5%
2005 15.06 4330th 4822 10.2%
2006 26.69 3539th 4818 26.5%
2007 31.61 3456th 5113 32.4%
2008 11.24 4862nd 5113 4.9%
2009 20.69 4367th 5193 15.9%
2010 24.30 4279th 5314 19.5%
2011 5.87 5328th 5377 0.9%
2012 5.75 5325th 5390 1.2%
2013 3.05 5501st 5530 0.5%
2015 11.71 5367th 5611 4.3%
2016 10.43 5416th 5614 3.5%
2017 14.06 5192nd 5692 8.8%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a teacher
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Open Quote I am a 20 year veteran at Prescott, and I'm not the only long-term teacher at this site. In fact, Prescott has always had a more experienced staff than most schools in the district. We stay at the school because of the cameraderie among staff, the strong sense of family we feel with the community, and the common passion we bring to our craft. Teachers at Prescott know what a difference we make in our students' lives. This is why we go the extra mile for all of our children. At Prescott we believe in teaching the whole child, and that's not just a trite statement. We engage deeply with our students' families and with their home cultures. Prescott staff are trained in recognizing and addressing trauma behaviors. We engage in regular, extensive professional development on culturally relevant pedagogy, and we make sure that every child in our classes feels seen and respected. We know that our students need real-world experiences, so we emphasize field trips, science, and gardening as integral parts of our school curriculum. We have a dedicated art teacher, a successful reading clinic for struggling students, a sophisticated computer lab, an award-winning circus theater troupe (check out Prescottcircus.org) and a robust social science emphasis that culminates in our yearly Walk Through Black History -- which is now 45 years strong! Prescott is a leader in elementary science instruction and is regularly recognized by Community Resources for Science as a Science Superstar School. We host a family engineering night and a family science night each year, as well as participating regularly in the District Science Fair. Prescott is also one of only 4 schools in Oakland that has an Expanded Transitional Kindergarten class, which accepts children who turn 5 as late as March 1, and we have a full-day State Pre-K program. Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Open Quote This is my first year as a classroom teacher with a group of challenging students. I enjoy working with the students and the staff as we explore the world of education. The school staff has been supportive to me in my first year. My connection to the community has made my adjustment to a new career so much easier. I am over enjoyed to be at this school. Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Open Quote Close warm community of teachers, students and families. There are fantastic programs such as circus arts, gardening, art and unlike many schools in Oakland there is an active librarian. Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Open Quote I am a teacher at this school. I am the science teacher leader. Science is a big part of my instruction because it provides students with opportunities for reading, discussion, exploration, and writing. Although science can't be the whole day I have also a strong command of the OUSD Core Math curriculum that accompanies our Math Expressions. I have found that this district has effective tools for math and offers the opportunities for teachers to expand their math and science knowledge to support our learners. I also believe that the OUSD, although balked at sometimes, is an effective reading and writing curriculum that does support teachers ability to create classroom environments that inspires the learner. I personally have taught here since I acquired my credential and I must say that each year I am learning and growing within the OUSD content. My students by January are true 4th graders every year. I support my struggling students using technology, conferring one-on-one with students frequently, and I challenge them with extra-curricular activities that leave them with a feeling of accomplishment and privilege. I am always delighted to have previous students return to let me from middle school, all beaming to tell me they are on the Honor Roll :) Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Open Quote Prescott teachers and staff are committed to the success and well-being of the students. Close Quote


by a teacher
Monday, February 26, 2018

Open Quote I've been working here over 9 years. I LOVE this school! It's a loving and supportive school that works hard to educate all the students. You can defiantly feel the Prescott Family love as you walk thru the hallways and look at the students' bulletin board displays. Everyone strives to follow our PBIS principals of being Safe, Caring and Responsible! Come and visit us :-) Close Quote


by a teacher
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Open Quote As an educator at PLACE I have fallen in love with this place :). I am passionate about what I do and work everyday to make sure every child thrives, becomes lifelong learners and is college and career ready. As the computer technology teacher I am clear what students need in order to compete in 21st Century education. At PLACE, students begin learning typing skills as early as the 1st grade. Unfortunately, this most important skill is neglected in far too many schools and is not offered as part of the curriculum. Students learn the Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite, which include powerpoint, excel, graphics and learning how to create documents. Students also broaden their analytical thinking skills by learning how to code with programs such as Code.org, Tynker.com and Khanacademy.org. As the only staff member who has the opportunity to teach every student, I am intricately involved with each one of them. I have found students to be eager to learn and a joy to teach. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 12 511 68 66 0 n/a n/a 0 657
1989 9 507 80 69 2 n/a n/a 0 667
1990 10 475 66 47 3 n/a n/a 0 601
1991 10 482 80 58 0 n/a n/a 0 630
1992 7 443 60 49 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1993 6 419 66 69 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1994 6 450 100 77 1 n/a n/a 0 634
1995 0 456 81 111 0 n/a n/a 0 648
1996 0 456 81 111 0 n/a n/a 0 648
1997 3 442 75 121 0 n/a n/a 0 641
1998 1 476 57 107 0 n/a n/a 0 641
1999 0 488 49 102 1 n/a n/a 0 640
2000 0 469 38 130 0 n/a n/a 1 638
2001 2 445 36 153 0 n/a n/a 2 638
2002 1 331 28 115 0 n/a n/a 5 480
2003 1 331 28 115 0 n/a n/a 5 480
2004 0 312 29 120 0 n/a n/a 5 466
2005 2 275 19 101 0 n/a n/a 11 408
2006 6 240 15 80 1 n/a n/a 11 353
2007 4 199 10 72 2 n/a n/a 11 298
2008 4 186 10 62 1 n/a n/a 0 263
2009 1 176 5 62 3 0 15 0 262
2010 1 151 7 47 2 0 4 0 212
2011 10 134 4 54 2 0 4 0 208
2012 10 109 5 44 0 0 4 0 172
2013 11 115 5 61 0 0 6 0 198
2014 11 131 7 58 0 0 9 0 216
2015 9 130 8 67 1 0 11 0 226
2016 6 136 9 72 1 0 9 0 233

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 Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 657 27.0 24.3 n/a
1989 667 32.0 20.8 n/a
1990 601 25.0 24.0 n/a
1991 630 28.6 22.0 n/a
1992 559 29.1 19.2 89.1
1993 560 23.0 24.3 78.0
1994 634 26.0 24.4 82.3
1995 648 28.0 23.1 83.8
1996 648 28.0 23.1 83.8
1997 641 23.0 27.9 90.2
1998 641 31.0 20.7 92.5
1999 640 31.0 20.6 72.2
2000 638 30.0 21.3 75.8
2001 638 31.0 20.6 70.4
2002 480 27.0 17.8 89.1
2003 480 27.0 17.8 89.1
2004 466 24.0 19.4 87.9
2005 408 23.0 17.7 85.6
2006 353 20.8 17.0 66.7
2007 298 17.0 17.5 89.2
2008 263 18.0 14.6 97.3
2009 262 16.0 14.6 97.7
2010 212 14.0 15.1 81.6
2011 208 n/a n/a 81.7
2012 172 8.0 21.5 79.1
2013 198 8.0 24.7 98.5
2014 216 8.0 26.9 89.8
2015 226 10.0 22.6 87.2
2016 233 10.0 23.3 92.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 657 27.0 24.3 n/a
1989 667 32.0 20.8 n/a
1990 601 25.0 24.0 n/a
1991 630 28.6 22.0 n/a
1992 559 29.1 19.2 89.1
1993 560 23.0 24.3 78.0
1994 634 26.0 24.4 82.3
1995 648 28.0 23.1 83.8
1996 648 28.0 23.1 83.8
1997 641 23.0 27.9 90.2
1998 641 31.0 20.7 92.5
1999 640 31.0 20.6 72.2
2000 638 30.0 21.3 75.8
2001 638 31.0 20.6 70.4
2002 480 27.0 17.8 89.1
2003 480 27.0 17.8 89.1
2004 466 24.0 19.4 87.9
2005 408 23.0 17.7 85.6
2006 353 20.8 17.0 66.7
2007 298 17.0 17.5 89.2
2008 263 18.0 14.6 97.3
2009 262 16.0 14.6 97.7
2010 212 14.0 15.1 81.6
2011 208 n/a n/a 81.7
2012 172 8.0 21.5 79.1
2013 198 8.0 24.7 98.5
2014 216 8.0 26.9 89.8
2015 226 10.0 22.6 87.2
2016 233 10.0 23.3 92.7

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.




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