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Oakland Technical High School Overview

4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 , Tel: +1 (510) 450-5400 Oakland Unified School District
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    Type: Public High School
    Grades: 12-Sep
  • 2016


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Oakland Technical High School Ratings & Reviews

August 07, 2018 Submitted by a student
My view on Oakland Tech is conflicted. I love and hate this school. Oakland Tech has great academics... for about 25% of the school. Oakland Tech has great teachers, but they are only 2 out of 5 teachers. I am entering my final year at Oakland Tech and I can say whole-heartedly that the OUSD administration is problematic and ineffective. Of course, there are some good administrators, but as a whole, the administration/school continues to waste money on unnecessary projects and fail to put in the time, effort, and money into the necessities. Oakland Tech is a divided community. You can see it in the classrooms and on campus especially during lunch. Students stick with people in the same academies. Oakland Tech might be one of the most diverse schools in California, but it fails to create equality in that diversity. The same students, who are in the "best" academies or in Paideia usually have the best teachers throughout their years at Tech allowing them to do well at school and then get into college. The students who do not take any special honors or advanced courses tend to have the worst teachers. (The math department especially is suffering). The normal, college prep classes normally have mediocre teachers, while the honors and AP classes have amazing teachers. Sadly, there just isn't enough room in those advanced classes for everyone at Tech. Students who don't want to have extra work and take those advanced classes, usually suffer with teachers who do not teach.The social scene at Tech is slightly desolate. Dances are barren, as well as the sports games. Students do not have a lot of school pride, I don't really know why. But the students themselves are great. Many are friendly and kind, it's not hard to make new friends, especially in the classroom. Finally, the counselors are inadequate. One counselor deals with 500 students. How is one counselor supposed to put in the time and attention when there are so many kids to be taken care of? As a result, the counselors are not helpful at all when it comes to changing classes, fixing grades, dealing with complaints about teachers, and giving important information about college readiness. This school has the resources that students need to succeed. However, the resources are inadequate for the population of Tech and poorly offered. You have to actively look for those resources and take advance of them.
October 16, 2017 Submitted by a parent
We regret strongly sending our daughter to Oakland Tech. When we complained about issues we were having the principles ignored the issues brought to their attention. I guess that is a typical OUSD method of dealing with complaints. I am glad we transferred out of this terrible school. I give the administration 0 out of 5.
September 12, 2016 Submitted by a parent
My ninth grader embraced this school from day 1. Many of the assignments were quite interesting (write election materials, draw propaganda posters). The math was challenging (Spanish wasn't). She joined several clubs, band, newspaper, and joined the Cross Country team , and ran miles and miles with lots of friends. The administrators are accessible, and clearly always working to improve their processes. They are open about weaknesses (which exist), but frame these as challenges which we can and should be able to improve on. This openness makes the school a community, not an us/them situation. OT is a community worth being a part of for a lot of reasons.
November 21, 2013 Submitted by a parent
I have had 2 kids at this school. The demographic affects everything about this school. There are way too many kids for the administration to handle. This school SELLS you on the academies..but there are LIMITED spots. Kids drop out of the academies...but those spots are NOT offered to anyone else because they NEVER got the prerequisite classes as freshman. The administration didn't do much when I reported an instance of bullying/intimidation - didn't even pursue those specifically named. Not enough lockers, not enough staff, MANY kids come to school smelling like weed. I think the overall quality of their teachers is POOR. One math teacher is on Chapter 4..another teacher is on Chapter 14 and going so fast and then telling them to come back for tutoring..why can't they just slow down and give the kids a chance to absorbe the lesson? I have spent more days at this school checking on WHY things are happening and half the time, you can't find anyone in administration. I would caution parents before sending kids here only. Be kind to yourself and your kids .... before heading to this school...SPEND A DAY ON THE CAMPUS.
September 04, 2013 Submitted by a community member
Oakland Tech is hands down the best Public High School in Oakland. Offering a huge variety of interesting and engaging programs, such as its amazing humanities program "The Paideia Program", and a variety of career oriented acadamies, I would recommend this school to all potential students who are OK going to a large school. Most of the teachers are kind, professional, and interesting. With a wide variety of AP and other advanced classes on hand, Oakland Tech is optimal for students who aspire to go to top colleges, with some students in recent years even getting into Brown and Harvard. The reason why the school does not get a 5 star rating has more to do with the uneven quality of funding and school district support than anything else (erratic building support, etc.) Back on the plus side, Oakland Tech provides a variety of varisty athletic teams (including some unusual ones like ice hockey) and offers a plethora of clubs (including a school newspaper, debate club, multiple community service clubs, etc.). Although Tech is a big school, most students' experiences are what they make of it- so for many students they can feel like they are in a smaller school than in reality.
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Apartments and homes for rent near Oakland Technical High School

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Before you start packing, make sure Oakland Technical High School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Oakland Technical High School is a well-known public 12-Sep school in Oakland. It is located at 4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 and it is the second home of 2016 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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