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Edna Brewer Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 790 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted December 13, 2013

We love Edna Brewer! Our daughter is in 6th grade and looks forward to school. Her favorite part are the teachers. They are dedicated, creative and caring (and fun!). The principal and staff are excellent and supportive. The music program is amazing. After-school sports are wonderful. Can't say enough good about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

This year my son started 6th grade at EB, so far good, he has been going to after school program that he enjoys and i'm exited. His school teachers are great there haven't been any complains in regards to the staff or other student coming from my son. I like the fact that 6th graders or separated from the rest of the older students. They recently will start a minecraft club which my son is super exited about, it also shows me that teachers care about the students interest. They will also soon will start a program with Heads up that is provided through Head royce private school in oakland to help students who are falling behind. Overall i have no complains so far, as long as my son is happy i will be too, and as a parent we know when our children are happy. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

This school was amazing, the school have great teachers. I hope parents will send their children to Edna Brewer MIddle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

My school is Edna Brewer Middle School. It is a great school because the all staff and teachers, Principals, counselors care about the students and shows it. The Best OUSD Middle School in Oakland. There are kids from all economic levels, and from all areas of Oakland. There are plenty of non-academic clubs, music and sports for all. The after school program is also great! I like everything about Edna Brewer and there isn't anything that i can see that needs to be changed. They just need to keep great teachers and more information given to parents about homework assignments, since there are no Math and Science, and English books given out, because od Common Core.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Excellent music program, solid math, English, history and science. Happy with the teachers. Despite that, we will be pulling our sixth grader out because he is being regularly harassed at school. I have not brought it to the attention of the administration, because I don't think they can fix it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2013

Edna Brewer was already above average when I joined in 2006 and it has improved every year since. The student body, quality of work, and test scores attest to my experience. It is the epitome of America, diverse and hard-working. Students from the hills to the flats, east to west Oakland, and first generation to the next generation all attend Edna Brewer. Edna Brewer does deal with the staff turnover that plagues urban schools and will continue to plague urban schools until we change how we fund public education, structure the school day, and legitimize the teaching profession. But the fact that Edna Brewer has continued to improve in spite of turnover attests to its strong culture of success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2011

My 6 grader had an English teacher leave in the middle of the year. From what I heard, at least 2 more teachers left their classes hanging in the dust for long term subs to pick up the pieces. EB did not meet expectations. Oakland schools lose teachers all the time, but what kind of school loses so many in one year?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

My son came from a distinguished school in the Elk Grove Unified School District where he earned a 0.0gpa after his first quarter. After having moved him to Edna Brewer I am pleased to say that he is delighted to be there and earning a 3.0 gpa after a few months. Something must be right... :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

EB is a truly wonderful middle school with an excellent music department, solid academics, good physical education program and exceptional parent community/student body. For the most part, parents and students will find this school to be a great choice, and the test scores attest the solid learning environment. That said, anyone who has raised a tween to teen knows that this age will present periodic challenges. Neither you nor your child will escape adolescence at ANY school, sigh. However, be assured that you and your child will have a strong community of peers, families and teachers to help buffer the ups and downs. I have one child happily moving through teenhood and the other moving down the pike. EB is a true neighborhood gem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

My son is in his first year at Brewer. He has never been happier. He says it himself. The communication between teachers and parents is very strong. They are truly committed to excellence for every student. It is amazing to see my son having the support at school to become a responsible citizen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I know that no cell phones are allowed at school. If seen, they are confiscated and I believe a parent is allowed to retrieve once. After that, they cannot be retrieved until the end of the school year. Students are encourgaged to use the office phone to call their parents. So if there is rampant sexting, it probably is not part of the school day. I'm not sure how the school can control it as part of the after-school environment. It would be the same with what kids post on Facebook to each other. There is some type of cyber behavior policy that we all sign off on at registration, both kids and parents, so someone could be turned in as violating that policy, and then receive disciplinary consequences. But I think it's only about the cyber resources of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

Bullying is rampant for this age group, and each school has to make a big effort to give kids support. Like for my child, they have to be willing to come forward to say they are bullied, and that is a big barrier (the snitch factor). There is a box in the main office to drop in a slip and ask for adult-guided peer mediation. There is restorative justice program where the person who caused harm does civic action to make amends to the community, that a restorative justice circle has agreed upon. There are intra-day mental health counseling services, groups, and after school programs such as Brothers on the Rise. There is a counselor-led Gay Straight Alliance weekly at lunch. These are a wealth of resources, so there is help if kids seek it out. They are told how to seek it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2010

Agree that 6th grade was adequate, but there has been a change in administration since then, resulting in a complete change in feeling of community. Many teachers and administrative staff have left recently-seen as a vote of no confidence. Few, if any, research papers required and even less reading (two or three books in a whole school year). Current administration seems to expect the worst of students and acts accordingly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I am the parent of a 7th grader at EBMS. While I feel the school was adequate in her 6th grade year, I am beyond displeased with the school this year. The teachers hardly give homework, and what they do give doesn't seem very challenging, and the administration seems to turn an eye away from the social issues that are happening at the school every single day. There is bullying, catty behavior amongst the girls, sexting (mass text messages of a sexual nature), and kids sneaking around performing sexual acts on one another. Unbelievable! The fact that the kids are so under-supervised and the security so blind that they are able to sneak off and do these things is absolutely appalling. I am making plans to transfer my daughter out of EBMS as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

We were nervous about our daughter entering a public middle school but were beyond relieved to find that she not only loves the school but that the culture there is positive, supportive and engaging. We're thrilled with the climate and teaching at Edna Brewer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I love this school. i have 4 kids and all of them have been to edna brewer, all of them have loved it too. I cant wait to send my youngest, Jamie, to edna brewer. For now he will stay at Crocker Highlands Elementary the SECOND best school, in the oakland school district. After edna Brewer i sent my kids to Oakland Technical Highschool. The teachers are friendly, srtaff is helpfull, the hw is minimum but also challenging for my children. the afterschool programs are fantastic as well. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I am a young mother of 3 and my expirience with this school has been terrible. I sent my first born here, and i really regret it. The classrooms are cramped and clustered and my son could not get the help he needed for his studies, because the teachers were to flustered by all the children. I will NOT be sending my other two children here. i highly recommend you DO NOT send your children here if you would like them to suceed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2010

I am a 7th grader at EBMS and i love i at this school, some students are bad, but others are nice and the teachers always have time to listen to you. I will encourage people to come to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2009

I fought hard to get my daughter into this school, which is nearby our house, but not our 'assigned' school. This required not one but two appeals to the school board for placement. Was it worth it? Yes. This school still has its problems, and a fair share of regular urban issues, but it is amazingly diverse, has friendly, motivated teachers, a real music program (with music classes led by good professionals every day, a rarity anywhere in public ed) gym class, and a free afterschool program we were also lucky enough to get into. My daughter has made good friends quickly, and although I know there are kids who are discipline problems here, they don't distract enough for me to hear about them every day from my daughter. She is excited by school and her classes, and I feel good she's attending public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

Edna brewer is the best school in the state because of extra curriculum and online grading services that let you see your current grade in every class
—Submitted by a student


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

This school's
API score

773

Change from
2012 to 2013

-39

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 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.

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This school's
API score

773

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

-39

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)

6 / 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)

6 / 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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
100%
English Language Arts

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
63%
English Language Arts

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students63%
Females61%
Males63%
African American51%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Math

All Students35%
Females33%
Males37%
African American15%
Asian54%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented40%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state33%
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 Students85%
Females82%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
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 disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
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 state79%

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females67%
Males65%
African American44%
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state65%

Math

All Students53%
Females57%
Males50%
African American32%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%
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 Students18%
Females19%
Males18%
African American11%
Asian41%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented43%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females61%
Males54%
African American49%
Asian66%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

Geometry

All Students100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 state100%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students60%
Females61%
Males58%
African American54%
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Science

All Students67%
Females63%
Males69%
African American59%
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state66%
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
Black 42% 7%
Asian 27% 11%
Hispanic 15% 51%
White 11% 27%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Sam Pasarow
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 531-6626

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • AC Transit line 57 serves our school.
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Safe Passages (after school program)

Types of activities
  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • Safe Passages
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
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
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Edna Brewer Middle School is home to the Panthers. Brewer is a diverse middle school with 800 students and high test scores. The school vision has three categories: Academic Achievement, Community Building, and Total Health. Edna Brewer is organized into small learning communities called Families. Families help students and teachers build relationships, and they make our school feel like a smaller, more tight-knit community. At Edna Brewer, Panthers Work Hard. There is a lot of homework and we are transitioning to the new national standards, The Common Core, a few years early so that we are ready and our students are prepared. Edna Brewer teachers are the best in Oakland, committed to student learning and development. We have a strong elective offering and our intervention programming ensures students gain essential English and math skills. Our afterschool program serves one-fourth of our student body and we have sports teams including soccer, flag football and basketball. We have an involved PTSA and we are doing important work with OUSD's African-American Achievement Task Force. Edna Brewer is a great school!
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3748 13th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
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Phone: (510) 531-6600

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