800 Magnolia Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Piedmont High School serves 813 students in grades 9-12.
Piedmont High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Piedmont High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Piedmont High School's student population of 813 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
813 students
This chart display total students of Piedmont High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Piedmont High School
Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Piedmont High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Piedmont High School by grade.

School Rankings

Piedmont High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Piedmont High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#165 out of 9659 schools
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Piedmont High School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Piedmont High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Piedmont High School 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
23:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Piedmont High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
14%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Piedmont High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Piedmont High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Piedmont High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
63%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Piedmont High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
16%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Piedmont High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Piedmont High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Piedmont High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥99%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Piedmont High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Piedmont High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (10-11)
1%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Piedmont High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2  
Although the academics at this school may be great (and I'm sure that they are), but the social aspect of this school is seriously lacking. I had a friend who went here and she was one of very few African American kids there and the students at the school never let her forget it. They treated her so badly just because she was a little bit darker than the majority of the student body. It just goes to show that just because a school is academically excellent, if the kids are mean and rude, it's not worth the hassle.
- Posted by

Review Piedmont High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
New Study Confirms That Private Schools Are No Better Than Public Schools
New Study Confirms That Private Schools Are No Better Than Public Schools
The results of a new study show that private school education may be no better than public school education. Keep reading to learn more about this study and to learn how to make the right choice between private and public school education for your child.
Parents Refuse Common Core Testing
Parents Refuse Common Core Testing
Parents nationwide are opting out of state testing. Hoping to send a message to lawmakers, they are refusing to allow their children to take standardized tests.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 813 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Top 50%)

Quick Links