Skyline is pretty much like any other high schools in Oakland. Many students don't take advantage of the education given to them. There are some great teachers who loves their jobs and cares about the students, but our school just don't have enough money. I really like the location of Skyline compared to other high schools in Oakland.
This is from student to student, in high school you'll get out what you put in. Skyline is no different. At skyline there are many kid who does not care for their education and will bring you down if you let them. However by no means should you avoid these kids, for there is very little bullying at Skyline. You should befriend them while keeping a distance so you are not influence by them negatively. There are many great teachers on campus that love their job and they're are a few bad ones. If you get in to a bad teacher's class do all you can to transfer its your life take action. One piece of advice, ask around of he/she is a good teacher students don't lie.
clean beautiful some great teachers like Mr fry , Coach Salazar and Miss Lesnik Miss Arkin is always seen out working with students need some teachers who still care and want to help these kids safe school
I've been impressed by the quality of teaching and the dedication of so many of my 2 students' teachers--who are willing to meet with my kids during lunch or after school, and some willing to offer special study sessions in the community for students. Such dedication! And in light of the always reduced funding in public schools, Skyline teachers often dig into their own pockets if donations from student families and the PTSA still can't fund what is needed.
The reason I give only two stars is because there is a lack of expectation at Skyline. The amount of homework for classes other than AP is minimal. Some of teachers are truly horrendous yet the school has done nothing about them. There are also some very good teachers though. An A is awarded for having done the work, not for having done an excellent job. Some of the classes I have observed are taught at the level of a 7th grade. It does a diservice to those students who expect to get a high school education and to be prepared for college. The teachers need to have a cohesive discipline policy and enforce it. I could never recommend that a parent send their kid to Skyline, not if there is another option.
Hi my name is Mark Bulnes I am a SKYLINE alumni I thought SKYLINE was a very good school. I thought the teachers were vary professional and the teachers did not baby you. When I tell people I graduated from SKYLINE HIGH I say it vary much pride. MARK BULNES CLASS of 1980
Skyline high is a really wonderful place. I went there for three years, I moved which explains why I'm not there. Skyline is really nice, there are so many nice people and teachers. It has an overall good vibe to the campus. The forest-like environment is somewhat peaceful and calming. The teachers there range from being lazy to incredibly helpful. One teacher I had for French, Madame Dubois, really cared about us. She tried to push you to do your work. There are also many clubs and programs you can join. They even have a French student exchange program where you and your family can host a French student for a week. There are also many sports there and the Performing Arts department is wonderful as well. All in all, it's a really great school, way better that any other Oakland public high school.
This school is horrible. I attended this school for four years. The teachers are not as helpful as they should be. It seems like most teachers are there to just get their paycheck at the end of the week. The counselors are even worse. They never give you the right classes you need, so you have to go wait in a very, very long line or wait very, very long for the counselor to see you. These school counselors do not even counsel students. Also the security staff are ridiculously horrible. It is so easy to cut class at Skyline High. The security Staff are too friendly with the students, therefore they let students so whatever they please, unless they know they are being watched by their superiors.
Skyline has some excellent class offerings for AP classes, a variety of academies, extracurricular activities, student clubs, and decent sport programs (although not competitive as NCS). There could be more parents attending PTSA meetings and other parent groups. The same handful of parents show up to meetings and volunteer when administration need support. If you are a parent/guardian of a Skyline student, you should volunteer at least 4-6 hours a month at their school. The campus is pretty clean and green. however, there is an ongoing problem with some students not going to class and hanging out on campus. Overall, I would recommend Skyline over some of the other public schools in Oakland. And, if your students are able to take AP classes, save your money from paying for them to go to private schools. Parent of a senior student.