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About This School

New Highland Academy is a public elementary school in Oakland. The principal of New Highland Academy is Liz Ozol and can be contacted at 305 students attend New Highland Academy and identify mostly as Unspecified, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 66% of the New Highland Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 305 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at New Highland Academy is 16:1. Rise Community School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 8% 6%
Hispanic 73% 37%
Multiracial 6% %
Asian 2% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 35%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 43395%
Filipino 0% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 68%
Limited English proficiency 66% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    As a teacher I love working at New Highland Academy. Our staff is a cohesive group with a culture of collaboration and teacher leadership. We are excited to share what we are learning from our students and in our many professional development pursuits such as inquiry research on our teaching practice with the support of Mills Teacher Scholars as well as the Alameda County Integrated Learning Specialist Program initiative in teaching through the arts. Teachers at New Highland are dedicated caring people who are true activists for social change.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Highland since kindergarden now going to 5th grade. I am happy to say that the school has changed a lot. I am also very happy that we have more teachers that are from the community vs. other years we had exchange teachers. Ms. Jackson was a great and exceptional teacher.

  • (5 years ago)

    Though New Highland Academy's test scores are lower than some schools their scores have improved tremendously in the 3 years they have been a small school. Children have reported that they feel safer than they did before and parents along with the community have shown a greater support than before. NHA's Art program which is the heart of the school has continued to blossom. (Students take either art music or dance.) With the amonts of achievements this school continues to make there's no limit how far the school its students and its community can go.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have had the best experience at New Highland and their teachers are great! Especially Ms. Banks

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