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Bret Harte Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 704 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
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Posted November 11, 2013

I am a new parent to Bret Harte, and so far, I have been really impressed with what I have observed myself and heard from my daughter. The school is well-organized, well-led, academically challenging, and culturally rich. My child has been fully engaged in her classes and is learning critical skills around study habits, organization, and responsibility. The Bret Harte community seems committed to creating and maintaining a very positive and inclusive culture that empasizes their core values or respect, resilience, and hard work. My daughter is regularly bringing home interesting topics from class discussions. I have also been really impressed with the principal, who is in his 3rd year at Bret Harte. He is extremely accessible, intelligent, and committed, and speaks honestly about the school's strengths and challenges. He handles problems efficiently, and has great energy and savvy in working with middle schoolers. This is definitely an Oakland middle school that is under the radar with a lot to offer. I would recommend that Oakland parents take a closer look!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

Being new to this school (though not to the district), I have found the staff of Bret Harte to be a wonderfully motivated, inspired, and hard-working team. There is a lot of work being done to instill students with a sense of pride, accomplishment, and true scholarship. I'm very excited about the opportunities for students to engage in the development of leadership & social-emotional capacities through programs such as Restorative Justice and the Latino Men & Boys program. This is a great place for students to become well-rounded young adults.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2013

We have had nothing but positive experiences at Bret Harte Middle school - My daughter is in 7th Grade. She is engaged and sufficiently challenged. She feels safe and supported by the teachers and administrative staff. We have become involved in the PTSA and SSC, School BBQs, Cleanup Workdays, etc. Most importantly my daughter has learned to interact with kids from ALL backgrounds - an extremely valuable life skill. Consider Bret Harte! Go Bobcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

I have one child who just started attending Bret Harte and another child who attended the school from 6th-8th Grade. My older child had a very positive experience at the school. The teachers and administrative staff are very engaged with many teachers who have taught on the campus for over 10 years. The campus is clean and I feel that my children are in a safe environment. The student body reflects the diversity of Oakland in which my children can interact and work with students off all backgrounds and cultures. The principal is proactive and excellent with the staff, student and parents in terms of empowering them to do their best and address their concerns. The music program is amazing which is one of the treasures of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Bret Harte Oakland is the one of the great jewels of the OUSD system. The staff (both academically and administrative) are caring and encourage students to excell.


Posted November 11, 2012

Both of my daughters attended Bret Harte, and had very positive experiences. It was quite a change from their cozy neighborhood elementary school, but what they learned is that they can successfully adapt in a large economically and racially mixed environment, and thrive. Plus, they got outstanding academic preparation for high school. Bret Harte prepared them very well for their transition into high school (also large, urban, diverse) and I would say also into REAL LIFE. Bret Harte IS a slice of Oakland, which is fabulous and full of challenges at the same time. As parents, we struggle to find the balance between preparing our kids for "the real world" and also wanting them to always be safe and cared for so that nothing bad will happen to them, right? What I found at Bret Harte was a genuine combination of "real world challenges" of dealing with all kinds of kids in an environment staffed by alert, engaged, and caring adults that were prepared to intervene, but not to coddle. For us, it was a winning combination. I feel my girls are more savvy, slower to judge their peers, have a broader range of friends, and a solid academic foundation, thanks in large part to Bret Harte!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2012

I am a former student - and Bret Harte was a great school who cared for students and had teachers who cared!


Posted October 4, 2012

I am a parent of a 6th grader at Bret Harte. We love this school. Her teachers are excellent and the principal is very easy to communicate with. He met with me personally for a half hour the first week of school to help me out with concerns I had about her schedule. Positives: the teachers are excellent, have good classroom management and interesting curriculum; the campus is clean & comfortable; they wear uniforms so there is never any issue about what to wear or using clothes as status symbols (and is so inexpensive if you catch the sales in August!)-- honestly, kids might complain a little but uniforms are really nice; the music program is excellent and the practice room is available before and after school for kids to use; the ASP has tons of enrichment and quiet time for HW and is only $50 a year; there is enough space and time for lunch; it is really diverse and kids make friendships outside of their "groups." My daughter and her friends (boys & girls) are happy there. Downsides: like any public middle school, the transitions from class to class are exhausting at first; again like any public school, classes are big; PTSA works hard and are awesome, but it is small.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We love Bret Harte Middle School because the teachers are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

Im a current student of this school and I personally think this is a great school. The good things are: Diversity, and the teachers are veru helpful in any way, the counselor is supportive al though they do need at least 1 more counselor. The bad things: The bathrooms are great but good enough to to your business, too many fights and suspension, and it is quite dirty. Sometimes the principal can be helpful and sometimes the ooposite but in the end, Bret harte is a wondeful! school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2005

There are many excellent teachers. My kids have had great experiences with Cody, Grimes, Yamoto (retired), Fitzsimmons. The principal is very engaged with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

This school changed my life. Teachers were very great. it was organized
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2004

Bret Harte has some hard working teachers. The administrative support staff is not helpful. The principal is often busy. There needs to be more than one counselor for the entire school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2003

Bret Harte is a great school, it's a big school but surprisingly it's a family environment. The student body is diverse and the faculty reflects the diversity of the student body. The Principal and Assistant Principal offer support without being critical if you have a student struggling academically. The students are addressed in a manner to prepare them for taking control of their own destiny's and making choices good for their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2003

Bret Harte is a great school. Our 2 children attended and experienced excellent teaching, and good foundation for high school. Bret Harte has 2 Nationally Certified Teachers in Sci/Math. There is an active PTA, SSC and Parent Center. A monthly newsletter is mailed home for more communication. Make sure to visit this school when making your decision!
—Submitted by a parent


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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

666

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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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

666

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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

-5

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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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)

3 / 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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
41%
English Language Arts

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
31%
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

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
4%
English Language Arts

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
6%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
55%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
19%
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 Students39%
Females47%
Males31%
African American29%
Asian48%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented52%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Math

All Students17%
Females19%
Males15%
African American4%
Asian26%
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 disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented27%
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%
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 Students31%
Females38%
Males26%
African American21%
Asian48%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented41%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Math

All Students27%
Females29%
Males26%
African American19%
Asian48%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented37%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%
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 Students34%
Females40%
Males30%
African American27%
Asian48%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students30%
Females34%
Males25%
African American20%
Asian59%
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 disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students64%
Femalesn/a
Males63%
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 disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
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 state69%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students19%
Females21%
Males19%
African American7%
Asian38%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Science

All Students33%
Females29%
Males37%
African American23%
Asian59%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%
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%
Hispanic 29% 51%
Asian 15% 11%
White 6% 27%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Teresa Williams
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 482-7272

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • AC Transit lines NL, 57, 58, and 657 serve our school.

Bay Area Community Resources (Oakland Leaf on 7/1/13) (after school program)

Types of activities
  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • Oakland Leaf
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
Website
Phone number
  • (510) 531-6400
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
More from this school
  • Bret Harte has one of the most diverse programs and student bodies of any middle school in Oakland. In addition to our extensive electives department (including full-time instrumental music, and Spanish), we have an extensive program for English Language Learners, an accelerated math program that leads to Algebra in the eighth grade, and a wide variety of special education programs that serve students with disabilities. Our teachers work hard to collect information about student learning, analyze it, and plan differentiated lessons to meet the needs of all students through engaging and hands-on lessons. Outside of the classroom, we provide extensive support services including three full-time therapists, a guidance counselor, substance abuse counseling and peer education, as well as a staff-lead peer conflict resolution program, among other programs. Our goal is to meet the needs of the whole child and address issues outside of the classroom that may be interfering with learning during class time. Bret Harte has been recognized by OUSD for our reduction in suspensions and expulsions over the last few years, and teachers and administrators work closely together to maintain a positive campus climate. Our involved parent population coordinates several activities throughout the year, including various fundraisers and community clean-up days, as well as supporting our annual Bret Harte Expo in the spring and Castle Walk in the fall. Come visit "The Harte" and see what we have to offer your student!
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3700 Coolidge Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
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Phone: (510) 531-6400

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