Students enrolled 124
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School leader Mr. Ahmed Saber
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District Oakland International Academy
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6111 Miller St
Detroit, MI 48211

(313) 347-0249
(313) 347-0250
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3 stars
Based on 29 ratings

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February 15, 2012
School is falling down very badly and no one cares every time we get used to a teacher they just fire them or let them go. I do not recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
Parents are being isolated from the school. Administration has 0 response to the students and oarents needs. Very bad school.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
I heard from my friends ..they are parents have kids in this chool that THE SCHOOL BOARD DOES NOT REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY i.e the members of the board are from far away distance , from far cities ...they are not living among the school community...

- submitted by a community member
February 15, 2012
I would like to mention that we now have a new principal at the school who takes time to listen to the students and is involved with the parents her I WILL TAKE MY KIDS TO ANOTHER SCHOOL

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
This school is a disappointment. I went to it for a few years and was never challenged enough. The teachers aren't qualified. They don't have any labs. They did try to make a lab but it was really and empty room. They don't have extra curricalums and advanced teaching. Compared to other schools it isn't worth going to. Poor school and class mangements. I feel so sorry for the students that are thinking of finishing their highschool there because they'll graduate to Mcdonalds or a gas station. The kids don't get all the texts books they need. They get copies on papers. They keep changing the teachers and staff members and they change the principal almost every year.

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2011
Excellent school. great staff and nice principal. You can not tell that this is a school in the middle of detroit. I am pleasently surprised at the school building and all the books and computers they have. the teachers wear these microphones that are hooked to a classroom sound system so all kids can hear. they all work in small grioups and use so much fancy tools to teach. They also have new books and materials and my children are learning. The only problem is too many letters and phone calls to home, they tell us too much stuff about the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2011
This is a very good community school. It offers a good solid education program. The teachers are ver energetic and engage the students. The classroom size are small compared to other schools. They have a lot of technology based instructional resources.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
Yes, a small school...but no effort of improvement. The school does not offer any AP and Honors classes. It does not have any (Speech and Debate) program. The school does not offer any athletics program, or clubs that you can join. My child as said lately they even canceled all the field trips. They are not hiring a quality teachers or staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
The school does not really care about what parents thinks . School is falling down very badly and no one cares every time we get used to a teacher they just fire them or let them go. I do not recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Hello, To the community, students, staff, and future families seeking a great school. I apologize in advance for any prior negative experience you had with OIA. As a current teacher, I have not seen any signs of racism within our build (thus far). Everything starts with respect and leadership. Our principal is great at listening to the children, families and staff. As a teacher we have planned lessons using models like SIOP, Lucy Calkins Writing..., and that each lesson implemented is modified for individual learning styles. We are on task with LA, Math, Reading,Writing, Specials and more. 'Every day millions of students arrive at American classrooms in search of more than reading and math skills. They are looking for a light in the darkness of their lives, a Good Samaritan who will stop and bandage a burned heart or ego' Jim Trelease. Let us make a change.

- submitted by a teacher
June 15, 2009
this school is a great school

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 19, 2009
I think oia is a great school! i really learned a lot and the teachers are very nice and willing to help you at all times!! and plus i really like the fact that the school is small because everyone is like one family...( I've been in oia for 2 years now and there is only 2 fights that i've heard of-compared to other schools that is nothing!!)so it is a wonderful school and nice teachers and it is very easy to make friends...

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 09, 2006
My kids attended to OIA for one year, and I found the teachers pleasant and good willing. I believe that with some discipline the school can become successful.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
OIA is a wonderful school with an excellent administrator and staff. My child had done very well there.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2006
OIA might not be the best in education but it has taught me much more. I found out a lot about me and I think its one of a kind and that it is important for your child to go there. Because it teaches you a lot.

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2005
I attend OIA And I hate it there are fights all the time no body goes to class it is the worst school I have ever attened. You fear for your life everyday because it is so much rasicsm at the school that you don't know what to do or say to anyone. If i were a parent i would rather home school my child than send them here.

- submitted by a student
July 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 06, 2005
As a former alumni of OIA, I believe that OIA has come a long way. Parents need to be positive and particiapet more. Speaking from a students perspective I graduated from a class of 7 students but I enjoyed OIA. As one of the seven graduates we did a great job in contributing. I enjoyed the small class sizes and how I was able to get the attention and I help that I needed. From: 2003 OIA Graduate (member of the national honor society treasurer) Currently: an Education Student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

- submitted by a former student
June 16, 2005
Our son attended this last year and we were very disappointed with the communication between staff and parents. for a small school we found it to be very dispointing. Our child was failing and nobody notified us until report cards came out.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
I would like to follow up on my previous post. Extracurricular activities at OIA are non-existent. There were some small tutoring programs, but they died out. The biggest problem with OIA is that it has only 8 classrooms, which they rent. They also rent the gym which is next door. If OIA were to move to a bigger place where they would have at least 25 classrooms, a gym, a real science lab, and some playing fields, it would be able to offer more courses, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities. As it is right now, I would recommend OIA only for middle schoolers and parents who don't want their children to get in trouble in public high schools. However, I believe that since this year OIA is finally going in the right direction.

- submitted by a former student
April 19, 2005
I am a staff member of this school. We now have a new principal and things are really improving and going smoothly. This is a good school for students looking for a smaller class size and more one on one learning. I highly recommend this school. During this school year and in the upcomming school year we have added new programs to offer more of a variety for our older students.

- submitted by a staff
April 13, 2005
I am a staff member at this school and I would like to mention that we now have a new principal at the school who takes time to listen to the students and is involved with the parents here. I find the atomosphere here is a pleasant one which students and staff work together. I highly recommend this school for students who like a small calm learning experience.

- submitted by a staff
February 05, 2005
The school is a very good one. I have both of my girls at this school. I have never seen or heard of any religion at the school. The class sizes are small so my kids get the help they need. Unfortuneately there are no after school activities, but that's because when asked the kids said no. The teachers are very nice and helpful. I would recommend this school to anyone who asks.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
This school is terrible.I mean no after-school activities, no other foregin language besides Arabic, not enough classes like gym and art! There is nothing at this school worth going to it for!

- submitted by a student
December 15, 2004
This school is not a good school for any parents to send their students to. I am a former student. I had many problems with the school staff and the stufents. no proper actions were taken. the staff puts religion into everything. no one student is given a chance and the staff abuses their power. the teaches do not knohow to teach properly. also some of the teachers are not even qualified to even teach. the school is not good with extracurricular activities and do not know how to teach it properly. there is so much problems to explain that i do not even know where to begain to explain it. all i can say is that the school is good for students who like to skip because they cant. it is not good for students and parents who want to make something of their child or theirself.

- submitted by a former student
no rating August 02, 2004
I would like to add to my previous comment and draw emphasis on the fact that students do not attend staff meetings, parent-principal conferences nor do they witness any of the conversations among staff. That's where most of the mud-slinging went on and that's where my comments originated from. I am a teacher and speak solely from a teacher's point of view.

- submitted by a teacher
July 08, 2004
I am not a parent but an alumni of Oakland International Academy. I disagree with the comments written by parents and former teachers on this page. Speaking from a students perspective (the best seat in 'the house'), I commend the effort that teachers put into helping each and every student. It is not the administrations fault, rather the individual students (those that cause petty disruptions and uncanny threats) that cause the school to lack perfection. Parents need to face each situation with a positive yet neutral disposition. I hope this helps those searching for a Great School. By the way, Ms. Bass - The school grows just like a child, it takes many, to 'raise' a school and the first seven graduates (including me) did a great job in contributing! From: 2003 OIA Graduate (valedictorian, student council president, national honor society treasurer) Currently: an Engineering Student at The University of Michigan - Dearborn

- submitted by a former student
May 06, 2004
Please do not send your kids to this school. This school does not teach anything right. This school doesnt have the classes that a high school or a middle school should have. They have a class called accelerated math and accelerated reading. In the accelerated math class the students have to do extra math in order to keep their math grades up, and if they dont they will fail their math class, same with accelerated reading. There are no classes like french, spanish or any other language except arabic which you have to take. This school is a place you should send ur child if u have no money and or your child was expelled in another school. Your child will be currupt if he or she goes to that school. Im just telling u my concern. Everyone have a good day and please,dont send ur child to Oakland International

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2004
My daughter attends OIA I can only speak out against what is going on in her class There is racism and prejudice against black students attending that place. They are even made to cln carpet on hands & knees the principal knows these things yet no action is taken to correct the problem. She sweeps it under the rug as if it doesnt exist.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
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Oakland International Academy - K-1
6111 Miller St, Detroit, MI  48211
(313) 347-0249
Last modified Oakland International Academy - K-1 is a Charter school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oakland International Academy - K-1 Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews.