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Far West School

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Oakland Unified
5263 Broadway Terr.
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-7116

About This School

Far West School is located in Oakland, CA and is one of 170 schools in Oakland Unified School District. It is a alt. school that serves 159 students in grades 9-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Far West School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Far West School had an API growth score of 556 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Far West School's 2012 base score was 557 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Far West School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

159

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

50% 50%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

76.1%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$9,733
per student
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