School Details

Oasis Charter Public School

1135 Westridge Parkway, Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 424-9003
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-7 181 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

37%
45%
56%
79%
62%
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
  • Alisal Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
31%
46%
56%
63%
66%

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
  • Alisal Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
46%
65%
22%
65%
72%

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
  • Alisal Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
40%
60%
36%
59%
65%
41%
33%
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
  • Alisal Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
43%
60%
24%
50%
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
  • Alisal Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
60%
25%
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
  • Alisal Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oasis Charter Public School is a charter middle school in Salinas. The principal of Oasis Charter Public School is Jane Meade-Roberts, whose e-mail is sandbox202@sbcglobal.net. 181 children attend Oasis Charter Public School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Filipino; and Black, non-Hispanic. 19% of the Oasis Charter Public School students are "limited in English proficiency." 48% of the 181 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oasis Charter Public School is 16:1. Roosevelt Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 73% 94%
Filipino 5% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 0.9%
Unspecified 20% 0.3%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 0.4%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 8554%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 0.7%
Limited English proficiency 19% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The director has her own agenda and stabbed all of the middle school parents in the back. She doesn't have the students' best interests in mind.

  • (11 months ago)

    I am a student who goes to oasis. I have been going here for 3 years now. I have noticed a huge turnover in the staff within that time. Right now the administration is trying to shut down the middle school. They want to put in a S.T.E.M. Lab which stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math lab because of the bad test scores. But it is not the middle school students who have the bad test scores it's the 4th and 5th graders. The bad test scores have been happening now for 3 years now. But they didn't inform us until now. They also didn't inform us about shutting down the middle school until now. But my question is why did they not tell us until now why didn't the principle do anything about the bad test scores and why do we the middle school have to suffer for what the 4th and 5th graders did. The middle school teachers are outstanding. But some of the staff members frown upon the middle school. I feel like there is a lack of leader ship.

  • (11 months ago)

    Not impressed with administration. Lack of leadership and high staff turnover. Middle school staff is outstanding.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is so happy at this school. They have a wonderful Principal and staff that work together always putting first the learning and happiness of their students. They math and reading supporting groups special education support language and psychological therapist. They have drama computers Spanish music-my daughter is actually learning to play an ukelele and to speak Spanish. So wonderful. They have drama they have enrichment classes on Wednesdays like folklorico and Irish dancing they have Foods from the Americas etc. Parents are required to volunteer a number of hours per year so you always have parents helping in the classrooms and at school events. They have afternoon family meetings for grades several times every so often parenting classes they have box land at the end of the year where kids plan their own businesses ohh my is such a great school my daughter is so happy to go to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great! If you are an active parent and care about your children's education without a hefty price tag monthly I suggest this school. They are doing an excellent job teaching the kids. Your child will be so content and eager to learn. It's not a traditional school or private it's a CHARTER. They have a great academic program that doesn't burn out your children. The week curriculum schedule is awesome (see for yourself on the school website). I love how they also in cooperate live smarts with everyday living. The kids that attend the school are all excellent citizens and demonstrate great leadership roles that are going to be important in the years to come. One last note being we live in Salinas the school knows and sees the importance of teaching the kids Spanish. I highly recommend this school. Families are united!

  • (2 years ago)

    I really hate to write this review on Oasis. When my daughter was in this school for 3-5 grade. I really loved this school and my daughter did too. In the end of 5 grade we moved away to the San Francisco Bay area and I put my daughter in public school. I was so surprised how behind my daughter was in her studies. She was so behind that I had to hire a tutor for her in order for just to catch up in the 5th gade level. I'm writing this to warn any parent putting there child into Oasis. The school has a lot of charm and its very personal which I liked but on the down side the academics are not up to par by any means. My daughter had a hard time once she left Oasis don't make the same mistake.

  • (4 years ago)

    as a founding member of the school I know I am not impartial but I think that the school's community is outstanding. The growth of the past two year's is having an effect of the intimate feel of the school but as these new students and families are assimilated into our school it will be better than ever.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kids learn in a variety of different ways an Oasis allows students to explore their creative artistic learning modalities which is rare in elementary schools these days. ROCK ON OASIS!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent AND teacher at Oasis! It is the most amazing school I have ever encountered. It is a school with a very tight-knit community a passion for enrivonmentalism and a love of learning!

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this is a wonderful school for my child especially with the new school location.

  • (5 years ago)

    In addition to teaching the fundementals Oasis is also teaching the students how to be good citizens.

  • (5 years ago)

    Oasis is a wonderful school. My son has attended since kindergarten. He is now in the 6th grade. Oasis has allowed him to be creative in his learning and apply the knowledge learned from his school environment to real world situations. They teach to the student as a whole individual and provide a nuturing and positive place to grow and learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because of the wonderful feeling of belonging to a small community dedicated to the education and rearing of children. Not an institution created by a legal authority and delivering prescribed education to uncaring unmotivated 'Students'.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the quality and caring of the teachers for the students. The mission of the school is one I agreed with. They teach tolerance and cooperation to the schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers make learning enjoyable for the kids; kids get to do a lot of thinking; arts are a big part of the curriculum along with academics; excellent teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a family community. We all do it together.

  • (5 years ago)

    Oasis is a small school with a great heart. It searches and builds the potential in every child.

  • (5 years ago)

    Small school. Great staff and convenient location. My sons STAR test scores have dramatically improved in the last year.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a constructivist school with a mission of raising responsible citizens for a democracy.

  • (5 years ago)

    I took my children out of their home school district and placed them at Oasis. Oasis addresses the abilities and needs of each student and does not use a cookie-cutter one approach fits all mindset when educating students.

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