Bret Harte Middle School

3700 Coolidge Ave.
Oakland, CA 94602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Bret Harte Middle School serves 480 students in grades 6-9.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-9
  • Enrollment: 480 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Bret Harte Middle School's student population of 480 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-9
Total Students
480 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Bret Harte Middle School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
13%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
18%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
13%
12%
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Hispanic
34%
56%
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Black
36%
5%
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White
5%
21%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Bret Harte Middle School often compared to?
Bret Harte Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Edna Brewer Middle School, Montera Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 18% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Bret Harte Middle School?
480 students attend Bret Harte Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
36% of Bret Harte Middle School students are Black, 34% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are White, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bret Harte Middle School?
Bret Harte Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Bret Harte Middle School offer ?
Bret Harte Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-9
What school district is Bret Harte Middle School part of?
Bret Harte Middle School is part of Oakland Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-9
  • Enrollment: 480 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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