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School leader:  Misha Karigica
2629 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612-3813

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  • Before / After care
  • Dress policy
    Uniforms, Dress code
  • Transportation
    Transportation provided for special education students


  • Arts
    Instrumental and theory music lessons
  • Sports
    Soccer, Basketball, Cheerleading
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Submitted by a parent · April 04, 2014
My Grandson goes to Westlake Middle School he has been there for 2 years now. The teacher are very caring and helpful if your child needs help or needs to make up some work. The after school program is great the have tutoring and sports for the... more

Submitted by a parent · November 02, 2013
The Common Core Content Standards have greatly directed the flow of education at Westlake for the better. Westlake is improving by providing students with literacy skills that will move them toward college and career skills needed in the future.... more

Submitted by a community member · October 05, 2012
This school is a terrible school. I know several people there, and they often skip classes, especially algebra 1. Yet, those same people turned into OK people into crazy teenage nightmares, painting nails and wearing makeup. There are lots of... more

Submitted by a parent · June 20, 2012
Love it, love it, love it! The music program is awesome; Mr. Porter does an awesome job. Props to Ms. Keller and Mr. Been for sixth grade core classes as well. My daughter has thrived academically and socially at Westlake; glad to be part of the... more

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Westlake Middle School first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1928 as one of the first middle schools in Oakland. In our 84 years here, we have educated many illustrious Oaklanders, including such luminaries as the Honorable Ron Dellums, baseball hall of famer Frank Robinson, NBA all-star Brian Shaw, singers the Pointer Sisters, esteemed educators Caroline and Gary Yee, and many more, including our current students and recent graduates. At Westlake Middle School, we live by the Westlake Way, which was designed and written by Westlake students. The acronym RESPECT delineates and reinforces the commitment of the entire Westlake Family, including students, teachers, administrators, and parents, to the education and the betterment of our Oakland community. This commitment has resulted in some of the highest test score improvements in Oakland over the last five years as well the most decorated music department in the District. Our Eagle Village Youth Family and Community Center (EVCCYFS) is a non-profit organization specifically created to ensure that Westlake is an effective Full-Service Community School. We maintain our family atmosphere throughout the school by providing a parent resource center with computer classes, legal advice, and more. Additionally, the EVCCYFS provides mental health services to our students by coordinating our thirteen counselors. EVCCYFS also oversees our afterschool program, which has been selected by the state board of education as the model for afterschool programs, providing affinity clubs such as science, soccer, entrepreneurship, and many more. A homework center that is proctored by teachers is also available to all students.

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Westlake Middle School
2629 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA  94612-3813
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. (510) 879-2130
Last modified Westlake Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.