School Details

Roots International Academy

1390 66th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 639-3226
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 365 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

34%
43%
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29%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
40%
60%
19%
28%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

6%
28%
50%
27%
36%
57%
31%
30%
52%
24%
45%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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 School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Roots International Academy is a public middle school in Oakland. The principal of Roots International Academy is Patricia Ceja and can be contacted at patricia.ceja@ousd.k12.ca.us. 365 children attend Roots International Academy and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the Roots International Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 96% of the 365 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Roots International Academy is 16:1. East Oakland Leadership Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 56% 37%
Asian 4% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Unspecified 2% 6%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Filipino 1% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 68%
Limited English proficiency 29% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Mr. G and Ms. Ramos are the best teachers ever. Don't tell them I said that. When I had a problem with Mr. G I could talk with Ms. Ramos wen I had a problem with Ms. Ramos mr. G was always there. Ms. Ramos is like the mom and Mr. G like the dad. She's more strict but is nice and you know she loves you. Mr. G is hecka fun and makes history exciting. Ms. Ramos is a good math teacher. She makes you take notes that tell you exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever you do take notes. Ms. Ramos will do science experiments with you is the whole class pays attention. Mr. G is hecka funny. They the best teachers at roots.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have never in my life met more dedicated teachers. Mr. G and Ms. Ramos are an amazing team. My son is in 6th grade and has learned more in Ms. Ramos' math class than all elementary. She's firm yet gentle and encouraging. Mr. G is such a positive man he may look young but he seems like he has been teaching for many many years. My child loves him and says Mr. G encourages him to read his history and write his future. I believe my child is on the path to success with these two. They always call to keep me updated and send out weekly progress reports. Overall they are smart dedicated and passionate teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    Some of the teachers need to communicate more with the parents and some of the teachers need to stop getting on the defense when parent ask abot their children progress or any question concerning them to me it shows guilt on their part.

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