United for Success Academy Middle

Summary:

United for Success Academy Middle is a public middle school in Oakland, California, serving 370 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Oakland Unified School District, which is ranked 1152 out of 1560 districts in the state and has a rating of 1 star out of 5.

United for Success Academy Middle faces significant challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a much higher percentage of Hispanic students (75.68%) and an extremely high rate of students (95.95%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating high levels of economic disadvantage. Academically, the school consistently ranks in the bottom 10% of California middle schools, with performance on standardized tests well below the district and state averages. Chronic absenteeism has also sharply increased, rising from 18.1% in 2017-2018 to 67.8% in 2022-2023, which is significantly higher than surrounding schools like Bret Harte Middle and Roosevelt Middle, which are performing better academically.

While United for Success Academy Middle faces significant challenges, the presence of higher-performing schools, such as Edna Brewer Middle and Downtown Charter Academy, within a relatively short distance suggests that the issues may be more school-specific rather than solely related to the broader district or community environment. Addressing the school's academic performance, attendance, and socioeconomic factors will likely require a multifaceted approach, including targeted interventions and collaboration with the community to support the success of the school and its students.


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Public 6-8

 2101 35th Ave.
       Oakland, CA  94601-3124


(510) 879-3228

District: Oakland Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2665th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,010 Help


Students who attend United for Success Academy Middle usually attend:

High:    Fremont High

Feeder schools for United for Success Academy Middle:

Elementary:    Global Family Elementary
    International Community Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  370

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
75.7%
African American:
13.5%
Asian:
4.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  95.9% Help


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Compare Details United for Success Academy Middle ranks worse than 95.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 7th 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 11.11. (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: Hispanic (75.7%), African American (13.5%), Asian (4.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 95.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at United for Success Academy Middle is 15.8. 5 middle schools in the Oakland Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at United for Success Academy Middle is $8,010, which is the 4th highest among 11 middle schools in the Oakland Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

United for Success Academy Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks United for Success Academy Middle 2665th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See United for Success Academy 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 United for Success Academy Middle

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Rank History for all students at United for Success Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 6.64 1972nd 2063 4.4%
2010 8.68 2064th 2179 5.3%
2011 4.37 2183rd 2236 2.4%
2012 4.94 2198th 2259 2.7%
2013 8.63 2253rd 2379 5.3%
2015 5.85 2423rd 2477 2.2%
2016 6.49 2424th 2497 2.9%
2017 7.79 2434th 2508 3.0%
2018 7.96 2400th 2480 3.2%
2019 9.38 2569th 2715 5.4%
2022 10.30 2628th 2740 4.1%
2023 11.11 2655th 2788 4.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at United for Success Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.93 1049th 1364 23.1%
2019 24.09 1411th 1442 2.1%
2022 29.84 1258th 1540 18.3%
2023 33.49 1050th 1523 31.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at United for Success Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.66 1398th 1532 8.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at United for Success Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.70 2152nd 2230 3.5%
2019 11.36 2233rd 2369 5.7%
2022 12.76 2332nd 2458 5.1%
2023 13.92 2367th 2535 6.6%
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Rank History for Female students at United for Success Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.14 2234th 2262 1.2%
2019 7.44 2330th 2380 2.1%
2022 12.84 2349th 2509 6.4%
2023 14.16 2340th 2535 7.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at United for Success Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.49 1300th 1369 5.0%
2019 16.72 1488th 1491 0.2%
2022 28.12 1130th 1531 26.2%
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Rank History for Male students at United for Success Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.28 2175th 2273 4.3%
2019 11.43 2267th 2407 5.8%
2022 9.39 2470th 2527 2.3%
2023 9.58 2477th 2546 2.7%
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Rank History for African American students at United for Success Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.92 583rd 600 2.8%
2019 11.13 638th 643 0.8%
2022 27.16 481st 637 24.5%
2023 14.34 584th 609 4.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at United for Success Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.34 2021st 2072 2.5%
2019 12.23 2080th 2213 6.0%
2022 13.72 2219th 2359 5.9%
2023 14.56 2200th 2379 7.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for United for Success Academy Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 1 39 20 133 4 n/a n/a 0 197
2008 2 68 35 262 4 n/a n/a 0 371
2009 1 69 31 270 4 5 11 0 391
2010 2 66 37 289 6 6 12 0 418
2011 1 56 42 310 3 6 15 0 433
2012 4 43 33 329 1 6 3 0 419
2013 4 51 31 317 1 6 4 0 414
2014 4 61 31 331 1 6 2 0 436
2015 3 58 29 302 0 7 4 0 403
2016 7 76 32 255 0 8 4 0 382
2017 2 74 30 230 0 9 4 0 349
2018 3 62 28 248 0 10 8 0 359
2019 4 60 27 259 0 6 14 0 370
2020 2 51 25 276 3 10 8 0 375
2021 1 55 24 284 4 8 9 0 385
2022 3 49 17 291 3 12 8 0 383
2023 6 50 16 280 2 6 10 0 370

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 United for Success Academy Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 197 9.0 21.9 92.4
2008 371 22.0 16.9 86
2009 391 21.1 17.9 91.6
2010 418 17.0 24.5 89
2011 433 n/a n/a 88.2
2012 419 18.5 22.6 69.7
2013 414 21.0 19.7 99.3
2014 436 18.5 23.5 95.6
2015 403 18.0 22.3 91.3
2016 382 18.0 21.2 88.5
2017 349 19.1 18.2 89.1
2018 359 22.1 16.2 95.3
2019 370 22.8 16.2 93.2
2020 375 n/a n/a 93.1
2021 385 27.1 14.2 93
2022 383 26.2 14.6 95
2023 370 23.3 15.8 95.9

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 United for Success Academy Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 197 9.0 21.9 92.4
2008 371 22.0 16.9 86
2009 391 21.1 17.9 91.6
2010 418 17.0 24.5 89
2011 433 n/a n/a 88.2
2012 419 18.5 22.6 69.7
2013 414 21.0 19.7 99.3
2014 436 18.5 23.5 95.6
2015 403 18.0 22.3 91.3
2016 382 18.0 21.2 88.5
2017 349 19.1 18.2 89.1
2018 359 22.1 16.2 95.3
2019 370 22.8 16.2 93.2
2020 375 n/a n/a 93.1
2021 385 27.1 14.2 93
2022 383 26.2 14.6 95
2023 370 23.3 15.8 95.9

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 United for Success Academy Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,010

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

Impact of COVID-19 on United for Success Academy Middle

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 2569th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2655th of 2788 Middle schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (United for Success Academy Middle)15.215.3
 0.1%
   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 (United for Success Academy Middle)14.29.7
 4.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)22.419
 3.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (United for Success Academy Middle)10.618.9
 8.3%
   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 (United for Success Academy Middle)10.66.3
 4.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)22.121.1
 1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (United for Success Academy Middle)19.316.4
 2.9%
   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 (United for Success Academy Middle)11.85.7
 6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)21.320.5
 0.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (United for Success Academy Middle)55.7
 0.7%
   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 Students370370
African American6050
 16.7%
American Indian02
Asian2716
 40.7%
Hispanic259280
 8.1%
Pacific Islander66
White46
 50%
Two or More Races1410
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93.2%95.9%
 2.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about United for Success Academy Middle

Students who attend United for Success Academy Middle usually go on to attend Fremont High

Students at United for Success Academy Middle are 76% Hispanic, 14% African American, 4% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 2% White, 2% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 370 students attended United for Success Academy Middle.

United for Success Academy Middle ranks in the bottom 4.8% of California middle schools.


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