Downtown Charter Academy

2000 Dennison St.
Oakland, CA 94606
9/
10
Top 20%
Serving 271 students in grades 6-8, Downtown Charter Academy ranks in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is equal to the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 271 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Top 20% in CA
  • : 62% (Top 20%)
  • : 71% (Top 20%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Downtown Charter Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Downtown Charter Academy's student population of 271 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
271 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Downtown Charter Academy ranks within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Downtown Charter Academy is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#1049 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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62%
33%
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71%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Downtown Charter Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55-59%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
78%
12%
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Hispanic
15%
56%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
2%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in California.
0.37
This chart displays the diversity score of Downtown Charter Academy and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Downtown Charter Academy's ranking?
Downtown Charter Academy is ranked #1049 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What schools are Downtown Charter Academy often compared to?
Downtown Charter Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Yu Ming Charter, Aims College Prep Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
62% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 71% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Downtown Charter Academy?
271 students attend Downtown Charter Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Downtown Charter Academy students are Asian, 15% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Downtown Charter Academy?
Downtown Charter Academy has a student ration of 21:1, which is equal to the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Downtown Charter Academy offer ?
Downtown Charter Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Downtown Charter Academy part of?
Downtown Charter Academy is part of Downtown Charter Academy School District.
In what neighborhood is Downtown Charter Academy located?
Downtown Charter Academy is located in the East Peralta neighborhood of Oakland, CA. There are 1 other public schools located in East Peralta.

School Reviews

5   6/2/2023
For teachers, this school is simply the best. We are supported by a great on-site administrative team who works with you to help students learn. Having 70 minutes 4 times a week (and 45 minutes on Fridays) to teach core subjects helps a lot. Our test numbers really speak for themselves. This does mean that students don't do normal elective courses during the day, but most students participate in the ASES after-school program from 3:30-5:30 pm and do over an hour per day of enrichment there. I find it to be a good tradeoff for impressive academic results.
- Posted by Teacher - Ben Adler

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 271 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 62% (Top 20%)
  • : 71% (Top 20%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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