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Alliance Academy

Public | 6-8 | 344 students

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted July 11, 2011

Alliance academy is a very good school and some teachers are strict but they will push you so you get better grades and they expect very high expectations!!! I hope they never shut down Alliance academy.


Posted June 2, 2010

Alliance Academy, like many East Oakland flat land schools, has had its challenges. What is unique about the current school are the many dedicated teachers who choose to teach there. This school has gone through many changes, but with some strong dedicated leadership, could be on the path to accomplish great things. The physical campus itself needs a lot of work, as well as the classrooms. However, this campus has ascended from the days of the original Elmhurst Middle School. That reminded me of East Side High in the movie Lean on Me. So despite being on the CA Persistently Failing Schools List, there are positive gains being made. Those gains can't be measured by test scores. There is also an excellent music program comparable to music programs in wealthier communities. The Alliance/ECP Jazz Ensemble students won first place (GOLD) at a CA jazz competition in Southern CA. That was a
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2010

This school is awesome best teachers(no offense) i hope they don't shut us down
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

627

Change from
2012 to 2013

-56

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

627

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-56

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
36%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students20%
Females24%
Males18%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented28%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Math

All Students6%
Females0%
Males11%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented8%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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English Language Arts

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Females21%
Males19%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented30%
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Math

All Students12%
Females10%
Males15%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students18%
Females28%
Males7%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students20%
Females24%
Males15%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students13%
Females16%
Males9%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented18%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Science

All Students18%
Females22%
Males14%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 72% 51%
Black 21% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian 2% 11%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
White 0% 27%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Greg Klein
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 639-3387

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose

Bay Area Community Resources (after school program)

Types of activities
  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • Bay Area Community Resources
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Start time
  • 3:08
End time
  • 6:00
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6-8
Website

Summer STEM (summer program)

About the program
  • Grant funded full day program with a focus on STEM.
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Athletics
  • Life skills
  • Science nature
  • Technology
Operated by
  • OUSD
Dates offered
  • June 25, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Start time
  • 8:30 am
End time
  • 3:30 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6-8
Website
Phone number
  • (510) 639-2893
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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  • Alliance Academy is committed to developing and maintaining a school culture that is dedicated to excellence. Alliance Academy, a 6th through 8th grade middle school located on the Elmhurst campus, provides: a rigorous, standards-based education that prepares our student to excel in high school and college and to be competitive in the world beyond; a safe environment where students are able to develop academically and socially; a quality staff that holds every student to a high level of expectation while building positive relationships; a culture where every student carries the Torch of Excellence that embodies talent, organization, respect, positive character and hard work; and a collective community where parents, students, and educators make decisions for the future of our students. With a community effort, we can ensure our students will be destined to fulfill their dreams.
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1800 98th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603
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Phone: (510) 639-2893

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