The Oakland, CA neighborhoods in Oakland's best high scholl attendance zone are Piedmont Pines, Montclair, Crocker Highlands, Lincoln Heights above Carmel St., Redwood Heights, Woodminster, and the neighborhoods surrounding Joaquin Miller Blvd, Skyline Blvd, Merrit College, and around Skyline High School.
Skyline High is Oakland's best public high school, in relative terms. But sadly, it is a shadow of the high school it used to be decades ago. It went downhill in the '80's and '90's.
Now, families who want to live in Oakland but value a superior education send their kids to private schools. Fortunately, Oakland is home to several good-sized, coed, very highly ranked private high and K-12 schools. College Prepatory High, off upper Broadway (not Broadway Terrace), is one of the best prep schools in the nation! CPH educates students from grades 9-12.
Head-Royce is also excellent and serves kids in grades K-12.
The Bently School in Hiller Highlands (next Berkeley's Claremont Hills Neighborhood) is another outstanding K-12 choice.
And for parochial high schools, Oakland's Bishop O'Dowd is well-respected and educates young people from grades 8-12.
The city of Piedmont, an upscale to elite enclave surrounded by Oakland, is also a possibility for those who enjoy what the greater Oakland community has to offer, including reasonable commutes to San Francisco, Piedmont's public schools, especially Piedmont High, are solidly college prep oriented and located within verdant neighborhoods of stately homes, though Piedmont does have some locales with more realistically-priced homes and condos.
Oakland's best public middle school is Montara and is located next to Joaquin Miller Elementary, the best elementary school. Montclair, Thornhill, and Carl Munck Elementaries are also O.K..
GOOD LUCK and welcome to Oakland!