Oakland School For The Arts

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530 18th St

Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 873-8800

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Grades: 6 - 12

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 237

Students Per Teacher: 5

Parent Reviews

57 Parent Reviews for Oakland School For The Arts

As a student at OSA, I can tell you that isn't a horrible school. Although I do not like it myself, that does not mean that it isn't the right fit for you or your child. But that being said, it is (like many have stated previously) poorly managed. I have had issues with another student of sexual harassment ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/19/13

This school is great for the arts. Small, safe, and engaging for students of all walks of life. Great kids and very safe! Excellent parent involvement. I hope my daughter stays here for high school :)

Posted by a parent on 07/30/13

Great school! My daughter loves the vocal department and looks forward to performing every year. She is starting 8th grade, is very happy and doing very well academically.

Posted by a parent on 07/30/13

Our daughter is a 7th-grade theater student in her second year at OSA. She came to OSA from a top-flight Oakland public elementary school, and her transition to the frenetic, hyper-creative, largely indoor, combined middle- and high-school atmosphere at OSA was somewhat stressful at first. She's settled ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/21/12

I agree with the previous parent, OSA is like FAME on streroids. If you have a artistic child, this is the place from them to grow not just as a artisit but a active participant in a evolving community. Yes, theres the great, good, bad and just dreadful in every community. Thats where we come in as ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/12

My child has been attending OSA for 3 years now, going on her 4th. I am impressed with school overall and recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative school for their artistic, unique child. The Academic program has gone through changes, but I see improvement each year, and the one bad year, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/14/12

Our daughter just completed 6th grade in visual arts. It was a big change from a small elementary school, but she was supported by both her art emphasis teachers and academic teachers. There seems to be a joy in the halls of OSA that I haven't encountered other places. A number of the kids seem to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/14/12

There are many positive aspects to this school. However, there are some negative aspects also. The math proficiency scores for the school are frighteningly low. If your student struggles in math, don't expect this school to help him/her. The proficiency rating in math is around 25% - meaning ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/09/11

My son had been struggling socially at other schools since kindergarten which has affected his academics greatly. He is now and has always been an individual which has always made it harder for him to "fit in". He has worried what others think of him and if they like him, which has always distracted ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/01/11

My daughter is entering high school and has spent two years at OSA in middle school. Although the school has challenges to strengthen its academics, especially at the high school level, the overall experience has been very positive for her. The students and most of the teachers are very passionate about ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/16/11

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Test scores for Oakland School For The Arts

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Oakland School For The Arts
Oakland Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Oakland schools — Oakland School For The Arts is located at 530 18th St, Oakland CA 94612. 530 18th St is in the 94612 ZIP code in Oakland, CA The school district for Oakland School For The Arts is the Oakland Unified School District. Oakland School For The Arts is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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