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Westlake Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 644 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 4, 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 children after school. If your child misses school they give you a call.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 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. For example,my child has increased the amount of writing that is done daily. Also, my child reads novels and works on a variety reading assignments. My child writing has improved and test scores are high. Unlike the bubble in CST, the Common Core Standards address skills that my child will need f to compete globally, like technical reading, argumentative writing and speaking (presentations). Westlake is on board with high standards for students. In math, my child is expected to explain the steps in the problem, analyze and look at the relationship in problems. The math teachers needs aides to assist her with meeting the needs of such a diverse population of students. Westlake is developing technology in the school for a more visual approach. They use website"Brainpop" in some classrooms. Teachers need to provide a list of upcoming concepts covered for the school year, so that parents can work along side them to help their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 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 fights and even the school hired security guards. Some people even bring weapons to school and cheat on the STAR test. How do I know this? Like I said, I know people in Westlake. People are seated in groups, which makes it easier to cheat. Even with help, the students get very poor scores which makes the school API terrible. Rules are very loosely enforced,so the students run wild. Just because the school has an amazing music program doesn't mean you should send your kid there. Academics are the key, not music programs. Academics will stick with your child for his/her whole life and determine their salary and job. You don't want your child involved with gang activity and get a terrible job probably as a janitor when he/she grows up. Overall, this is a below mediocre school. I recommend you send your child to a school like American Indian Charter, the school I go to now (I'm in 8th grade!:) It'll be worth it, I guarantee it.


Posted 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 Westlake community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

Truly stellar teachers and administration. Amazing music program, amazing after school program. Student body generally embodies a deep sense of Oakland pride. My son has learned a great deal, academically as well as socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

I love the teachers that help my children learn everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

Great school, My child goes here and she has been learning more than she has when she was in her elementary school. my child was failing in 2009 so we signed up for sylvan and it also improved.Now I would not stress for looking at a report card.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

A school that is succeeding in teaching great academics as well as building good social skills for young teens and adolescents. School teachers and staff are continuously working on building strong community which isn't always easy in a large urban school - but it is beginning to work. After school program is fantastic - wish they could accommodate all students. Happy we send our child there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

other schools in oakland,teacher's just here for a check,Westlake has the best interest for students,they encourage,spend time,teach an they learn!!! I have 3 children graduated there and now in highschool, all 3 stay on the honor roll..Best put your chilren here for their sake..it's their future...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I am happy with the commitment of the principle and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

it's a very good school! the music program is unbelievable. my opinon is : get your child hooked on music. they'll be too busy playing music after school and later in their life to be invlove with harmful activities. my duaghter chose music on a whim and now she is very very dedicated to it. studies showed that music invlolving students learn faster, and there are many music programs that can get your child into college with a free scholarship. my duaghter is aiming at YMP. a program which will fund her scholarship for Stanford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

This school is amazing. It is probably the best school in Oakland. The staff becomes a second set of parents to the students. They provide care, and support not only learning acadmics but social skills for being a responsible person in society. The teachers are definately hard working they seem to form good relationships with each other for a positive synergy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I really love this school because the educators are serious about students learning without disruptions. As soon as a class starts, teachers have a 'Do Now' written on the chalk board which is an assignment that children are to get to work and complete immediately upon entering the class room. Teachers also have a summary of what children will learn today, so if a child feels they haven't leared what is written, they should see the teacher. Also, this school has a strict no tardiness rule and if a child is tardy, the child must spend their lunch time in 'on campus suspension'. When that bell rings, you should see the children run to their classes! Last, Westlake has an excellent afterschool program. Children choose from a variety of classes such as creative writing, video editing, computers, dance, martial arts, band, football etc. These classes actually count against their academic record!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2005

The academic programs they have at Westlake Middle is significantly up to standards. I like how the teachers were so involved with the students! If the student happened to missed school because they were sick, the teachers would evidently help them with their progress. Westlake Middle School so far has a 97.7% attendance-greater then other schools. Westlake has many choices of music, there's classical, band, guittar/piano, and after school programs that included a chinese instrument orchestra and a band. there is much parent involvement there, many parents often check on their students by going to their classrooms and watch how the teacher teach the students. They often held meetings to better the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

My personal rating is based on my experience in school year 2003-2004. The Principal leadership has just about reflected the present status of the entire school district: pathetic. Much more said and promised than done. No patience to exceptional children, however it was recognized but refused to deal with it. The principal's attitude was not fit for dealing with children at all. I personally welcome the idea of trying to make a change at that school (for me a year too late).
—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

646

Change from
2012 to 2013

-48

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

646

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

-48

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)

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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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
59%
English Language Arts

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
42%

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
17%
English Language Arts

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
31%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students37%
Females46%
Males24%
African American29%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

Math

All Students18%
Females17%
Males17%
African American7%
Asian45%
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 disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented26%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%
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 Students14%
Femalesn/a
Males18%
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 disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
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 Students30%
Females31%
Males31%
African American27%
Asian50%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented36%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Math

All Students16%
Females19%
Males13%
African American12%
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented20%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%
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 Students32%
Females26%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
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 disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
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 state32%

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Females34%
Males29%
African American27%
Asian45%
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)36%
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 talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students14%
Females10%
Males19%
African American7%
Asian35%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
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%

Geometry

All Students14%
Females7%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asian17%
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 disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
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 state13%

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students21%
Females20%
Males23%
African American12%
Asian37%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Science

All Students43%
Females40%
Males46%
African American29%
Asian65%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%
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 50% 7%
Asian 21% 11%
Hispanic 20% 51%
Two or more races 4% 3%
White 4% 27%
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 85%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
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

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
  • Misha Karigica
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 879-2139

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language 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 11 and 611 serve our school. We are also a short walk away from stops on the 1, 51, 57, and NL bus lines.
School facilities
  • Parent center

Eagle Village Community Center (after school program)

Types of activities
  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • Eagle Village Community Center
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Start time
  • 3:10
End time
  • 6:00
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6-8
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  • Soccer
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  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

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  • Instrumental music lessons
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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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2629 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
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Phone: (510) 879-2130

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