Westlake Middle

Summary:

Westlake Middle is a public middle school in Oakland, California, serving 314 students in grades 6-8. The school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 46.18% African American, 31.85% Hispanic, 9.55% Asian, and 2.23% White. Westlake Middle is part of the Oakland Unified School District, which is ranked 1152 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Westlake Middle consistently performs significantly below the state and district averages in standardized test scores across all subjects and grade levels. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 13.94% of Westlake Middle students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 46.66% statewide and 33.06% in the Oakland Unified district. In mathematics, only 7.97% of Westlake Middle students were proficient or better, compared to 34.62% statewide and 25.41% in the district. Additionally, Westlake Middle has an extremely high chronic absenteeism rate of 74.6%, significantly higher than the state and district averages. The school serves a high-need population, with 86.94% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a low socioeconomic status.

Westlake Middle's academic performance and other key metrics are significantly worse than those of nearby middle schools, such as Edna Brewer Middle, Claremont Middle, and Willard Middle, which are all ranked in the top 20-25% of California middle schools. The racial composition of Westlake Middle's student population is heavily skewed towards African American and Hispanic students, who perform significantly worse than their White and Asian peers at the nearby higher-performing schools. Addressing the challenges faced by Westlake Middle will require a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach that addresses the root causes of the school's struggles and provides targeted support and resources to the students and community.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2629 Harrison St.
       Oakland, CA  94611-3813


(510) 879-2213

District: Oakland Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2690th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,951 Help


Students who attend Westlake Middle usually attend:

High:    Oakland Technical High

Feeder schools for Westlake Middle:

Elementary:    La Escuelita
    Lincoln Elementary
    Piedmont Avenue Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.3 Help
Number of students:  314

Racial breakdown:

African American:
46.2%
Hispanic:
31.8%
Two or more races:
9.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.9% Help


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Compare Details Westlake Middle ranks worse than 96.1% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 9th among 11 ranked middle schools in the Oakland Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.41. (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 Racial makeup is: African American (46.2%), Hispanic (31.8%), two or more races (9.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westlake Middle is 14.3, which is the 4th best among 11 middle schools in the Oakland Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westlake Middle is $7,951, which is the 5th highest among 11 middle schools in the Oakland Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westlake Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Westlake Middle 2690th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Westlake Middle 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 Westlake Middle

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Rank History for all students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 24.24 1333rd 1769 24.6%
2005 25.87 1314th 1777 26.1%
2006 23.96 1397th 1804 22.6%
2007 25.24 1525th 1999 23.7%
2008 30.42 1421st 2005 29.1%
2009 29.23 1489th 2063 27.8%
2010 21.85 1794th 2179 17.7%
2011 27.86 1704th 2236 23.8%
2012 14.36 2036th 2259 9.9%
2013 10.67 2215th 2379 6.9%
2015 12.42 2278th 2477 8.0%
2016 12.03 2287th 2497 8.4%
2017 9.59 2397th 2508 4.4%
2018 7.92 2402nd 2480 3.1%
2019 6.96 2624th 2715 3.4%
2022 11.62 2583rd 2740 5.7%
2023 10.41 2680th 2788 3.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.77 713th 1364 47.7%
2019 34.80 881st 1442 38.9%
2022 35.83 935th 1540 39.3%
2023 39.61 786th 1523 48.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.12 1301st 1532 15.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.13 2179th 2230 2.3%
2019 7.32 2309th 2369 2.5%
2022 15.29 2266th 2458 7.8%
2023 11.42 2437th 2535 3.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.07 2198th 2262 2.8%
2019 7.65 2326th 2380 2.3%
2022 10.57 2410th 2509 3.9%
2023 8.98 2481st 2535 2.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.20 1168th 1369 14.7%
2019 18.27 1448th 1491 2.9%
2022 25.84 1234th 1531 19.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.54 2233rd 2273 1.8%
2019 6.25 2371st 2407 1.5%
2022 14.91 2296th 2527 9.1%
2023 12.95 2371st 2546 6.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.41 656th 700 6.3%
2019 0.95 739th 745 0.8%
2022 7.20 677th 733 7.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.39 579th 600 3.5%
2019 12.24 628th 643 2.3%
2022 19.53 555th 637 12.9%
2023 21.08 532nd 609 12.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Westlake Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.24 2000th 2072 3.5%
2019 10.32 2113th 2213 4.5%
2022 12.89 2247th 2359 4.7%
2023 10.48 2301st 2379 3.3%
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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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Enrollment information for Westlake Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 29 336 386 70 3 n/a n/a 0 824
1989 26 340 385 65 2 n/a n/a 0 818
1990 23 343 383 61 2 n/a n/a 0 812
1991 26 326 321 62 1 n/a n/a 0 736
1992 16 305 299 77 2 n/a n/a 0 699
1993 15 368 323 91 1 n/a n/a 0 798
1994 21 399 251 87 1 n/a n/a 0 759
1995 22 314 196 88 1 n/a n/a 0 621
1996 22 314 196 88 1 n/a n/a 0 621
1997 20 293 168 90 0 n/a n/a 0 571
1998 34 301 212 90 4 n/a n/a 0 641
1999 47 304 230 88 3 n/a n/a 0 672
2000 39 304 238 104 1 n/a n/a 0 686
2001 29 333 254 102 0 n/a n/a 0 718
2002 28 294 248 106 0 n/a n/a 1 677
2003 28 294 248 106 0 n/a n/a 1 677
2004 27 289 239 114 0 n/a n/a 3 672
2005 32 284 209 115 0 n/a n/a 3 643
2006 20 316 245 117 2 n/a n/a 5 705
2007 24 316 211 105 3 n/a n/a 13 672
2008 15 258 218 107 5 n/a n/a 0 603
2009 20 314 167 97 4 4 15 0 621
2010 24 338 158 110 3 1 10 0 644
2011 25 324 137 127 3 3 25 0 644
2012 35 311 130 133 2 2 7 0 620
2013 36 299 95 143 1 1 16 0 591
2014 29 294 88 141 2 1 16 0 571
2015 21 272 80 129 1 3 18 0 524
2016 19 228 81 108 2 1 16 0 455
2017 12 192 69 95 1 2 12 0 383
2018 17 183 54 91 2 2 11 0 360
2019 9 152 47 81 0 1 17 0 307
2020 12 159 43 85 0 1 12 0 312
2021 10 146 38 90 1 0 19 0 304
2022 9 123 33 85 0 0 27 0 277
2023 7 145 30 100 0 0 31 1 314

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 Westlake Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 824 30.8 26.7 n/a
1989 818 31.9 25.6 n/a
1990 812 30.7 26.4 n/a
1991 736 27.7 26.5 n/a
1992 699 28.1 24.8 49.1
1993 798 32.7 24.4 62.4
1994 759 36.9 20.6 59.7
1995 621 30.8 20.2 71.3
1996 621 30.8 20.2 71.3
1997 571 25.0 22.8 73.7
1998 641 35.0 18.3 73.6
1999 672 35.1 19.1 69
2000 686 39.8 17.2 64.4
2001 718 33.6 21.4 66.6
2002 677 34.0 19.9 86.4
2003 677 34.0 19.9 86.4
2004 672 30.8 21.8 79.4
2005 643 32.0 20.1 72.8
2006 705 35.3 20.0 75.1
2007 672 37.0 18.2 83.8
2008 603 36.2 16.7 75
2009 621 37.8 15.3 81.6
2010 644 31.4 20.5 76.7
2011 644 n/a n/a 85.2
2012 620 31.0 19.9 85.5
2013 591 32.0 18.4 99.5
2014 571 30.0 19.0 90.7
2015 524 29.0 18.0 84.7
2016 455 25.0 18.2 93.4
2017 383 26.8 14.2 85.6
2018 360 21.8 16.4 85.3
2019 307 22.5 13.6 85.3
2020 312 n/a n/a 86.5
2021 304 24.8 12.2 87.2
2022 277 23.7 11.6 88.8
2023 314 21.8 14.3 86.9

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 Westlake Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 824 30.8 26.7 n/a
1989 818 31.9 25.6 n/a
1990 812 30.7 26.4 n/a
1991 736 27.7 26.5 n/a
1992 699 28.1 24.8 49.1
1993 798 32.7 24.4 62.4
1994 759 36.9 20.6 59.7
1995 621 30.8 20.2 71.3
1996 621 30.8 20.2 71.3
1997 571 25.0 22.8 73.7
1998 641 35.0 18.3 73.6
1999 672 35.1 19.1 69
2000 686 39.8 17.2 64.4
2001 718 33.6 21.4 66.6
2002 677 34.0 19.9 86.4
2003 677 34.0 19.9 86.4
2004 672 30.8 21.8 79.4
2005 643 32.0 20.1 72.8
2006 705 35.3 20.0 75.1
2007 672 37.0 18.2 83.8
2008 603 36.2 16.7 75
2009 621 37.8 15.3 81.6
2010 644 31.4 20.5 76.7
2011 644 n/a n/a 85.2
2012 620 31.0 19.9 85.5
2013 591 32.0 18.4 99.5
2014 571 30.0 19.0 90.7
2015 524 29.0 18.0 84.7
2016 455 25.0 18.2 93.4
2017 383 26.8 14.2 85.6
2018 360 21.8 16.4 85.3
2019 307 22.5 13.6 85.3
2020 312 n/a n/a 86.5
2021 304 24.8 12.2 87.2
2022 277 23.7 11.6 88.8
2023 314 21.8 14.3 86.9

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Westlake Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,951

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Westlake Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2624th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2680th of 2788 Middle schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Westlake Middle)6.910.1
 3.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)29.327.6
 1.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Westlake Middle)4.47.9
 3.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)22.419
 3.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Westlake Middle)10.216.3
 6.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)30.632.5
 1.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Westlake Middle)3.58.1
 4.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)22.121.1
 1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Westlake Middle)18.515.8
 2.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)31.133.4
 2.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Westlake Middle)8.97.9
 1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)21.320.5
 0.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Westlake Middle)6.45.2
 1.2%
   8th Grade Science (Oakland Unified)17.620.6
 3%
   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 Students307314
 2.3%
African American152145
 4.6%
American Indian00
Asian4730
 36.2%
Hispanic81100
 23.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White97
 22.2%
Two or More Races1731
 82.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85.3%86.9%
 1.6%


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Students at Westlake Middle are 46% African American, 32% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 10% Asian, 2% White.

Westlake Middle ranks in the bottom 3.9% of California middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 314 students attended Westlake Middle.

Students who attend Westlake Middle usually go on to attend Oakland Technical High


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