3700 Coolidge Ave.
Oakland, CA 94602
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Bret Harte Middle School serves 557 students in grades 6-9.
Bret Harte Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 14:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-9
  • Enrollment: 557 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Bret Harte Middle School's student population of 557 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-9
Total Students
557 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Bret Harte Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bret Harte Middle School is 0.72, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#9071 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
12%
12%
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Hispanic
36%
56%
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Black
37%
5%
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White
4%
22%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

557 students attend Bret Harte Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

37% of Bret Harte Middle School students are Black, 36% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Two or more races, 4% 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 14:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Bret Harte Middle School offer ?

Bret Harte Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-9

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-9
  • Enrollment: 557 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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