School Details

East Oakland Leadership Academy

2614 Seminary Avenue, Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 562-5238
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 138 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

0%
47%
56%
15%
59%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
53%
60%
77%
59%
65%
53%
46%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
43%
60%
88%
29%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
40%
60%
47%
28%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
28%
50%
63%
36%
57%
24%
30%
52%
56%
45%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Oakland Leadership Academy is a charter middle school in Oakland. The principal of East Oakland Leadership Academy is Laura Armstrong, whose e-mail is docarm@aol.com. 138 children attend East Oakland Leadership Academy and are mostly Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 59% of the East Oakland Leadership Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 98% of the 138 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East Oakland Leadership Academy is 19:1. Frick Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% 37%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 35%
Filipino 2% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 43395%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 13%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 68%
Limited English proficiency 59% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student at this school. This school is very excellent. The teachers here help the students improve their grades. Yes some of the teachers here are strict but they are mostly strict on students who tend to slack off. They teachers never give up on their students and always make them reach their goals. My sister has shown ALOT of improving since she was there.When a student struggles in a subject the teachers are always there to help them.This is a wonderful school. I was not paid to say this. This is my true opinon.

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal offered cash to us parents who would write good reviews of the school. She is rude and condescending and uses old fashioned and illogical punishments with my son. It's not an environment where kids learn. He's afraid and cries everyday. I'm disappointed in this school and plan to remove my son.

  • (3 years ago)

    The information on this sight is somewhat out dated. This is a small school community with high expectations for behavior and personal student responsibility. Although the leadership and teachers are strict they are also caring and dedicated. After school program and tutoring are offered. Tutoring is mandatory for struggling students. Again high expectations for students. EOLA requires a lot from it's students and is not a great match for everyone but a great school none the less! Great API (API 805) from 2009-2010 school year.

  • (3 years ago)

    My name is Courtney an i am a former student at E.O.L.A. and to me this is a great school. Here at EOLA they push you even when you don't want to do it. They help you every step of the way and they never give up on you. I personally love this school because when i was here they pushed me when i didn't want to. i graduated 8th grade from here and i miss them so much. At this school they are a family we support you with everything. This school is the best thing that has ever happen to me

  • (3 years ago)

    We are very happy to have our son in this school . He has make a lot progress and he is more interested in his classes. We are proud of him and of this school. Congratulations.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school at times has had unprofessional staff members and the year that things seem to turn around the good staff was all fired the following school year. The Principal is a force to be reckoned with. She is cold rude uncaring snobby and most of the time just out right disrespectful. I wish EOLA the best but in order for the scholl to progress it starts with the leader.

  • (6 years ago)

    this is a great school i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter currently attends EOLA and it has not been the best experience. EOLA does not offer any after school programs for a struggling student like they have promised. The after school program that has been offered this school year 2007/2008 has been strictly for testing preperations to increase test scores to make EOLA look good not for the need of the students The academic program is not consistent and it does not prepared students for high school/college. EOLA needs to be re-evaluated.

  • (7 years ago)

    great school. good structure. dedicated staff. goal oriented director.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter went to EOLA for 2yrs and I must say I love that school and all they have done for my child. Before EOLA she was not doing so well but after entering into the Academy she began doing much better and when she graduated she had made so much progress I was so very proud of her and all she had accomplished with the help of EOLA. She loved going to EOLA. I loved how they wanted to see our children succeed and not fail. I loved the many different programs that were offered for our children which were fun and educational to consistently keep our children focused on getting an education. EOLA is a school where they truly want to see every student achieve all that the possibly can and want out of their lives. At EOLA you can be sure your child will get a great education.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter went to EOLA and I thought it was excellent. This school gave her opportunities and it gave her hope. When she entered high school school she was more prepared than most of the students in her class because she learned important study skills at EOLA. Teachers were wonderful. I was in contact with my daughter's teacher on a daily basis through email. The principal is strict but the students respect her. Progress reports go out every two weeks and EOLA offers after school art and sailing for extracurriculars.

  • (7 years ago)

    The academic program at this school seems to be barely adequate and the pricipal seems very cold and unyielding. They have art but not much. On occasion a teacher or two can be verbally abusive and degrading to the students. It is nice to have classrooms with small amounts of students to help the students more but what good does that do if you put the students down? I am all for teachers being strict but with love and concern for the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has had the hardest time at this school this is why I am on this site. I find the staff to be incompetent and very mean to the children and their parents taking advantage of low to medium income families who want their children to get quaility education in their academic careers. Educators are there to nuture and teach our kids not belittle them and ruin their self-esteem. They often administer the most unusual disciplinary actions for the smallest of offenses. I feel this instituion is inadequate and needs to be further evaluated before trying to to enroll anymore students. A school should not be ran on the fly.

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