Piedmont High School

800 Magnolia Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 814 students in grades 9-12, Piedmont High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 814 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in CA)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 85-89% (Top 1%)
  • : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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 814 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
814 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Piedmont High School ranks within the top 5% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Piedmont High School is 0.59, 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)
#38 out of 3649 schools
(Top 5%)
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85-89%
34%
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 2020-21 school year data.
85-89%
49%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
12%
12%
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Hispanic
10%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
60%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
17%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.59
This chart display the diversity score of Piedmont High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
97%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Piedmont High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
51%
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 2021-22 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: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Piedmont High School's ranking?
Piedmont High School is ranked #38 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in California.
What schools are Piedmont High School often compared to?
Piedmont High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Oakland Technical High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
85-89% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 85-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Piedmont High School?
The graduation rate of Piedmont High School is 97%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Piedmont High School?
814 students attend Piedmont High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Piedmont High School students are White, 17% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Piedmont High School?
Piedmont High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Piedmont High School offer ?
Piedmont High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Piedmont High School part of?
Piedmont High School is part of Piedmont City Unified School District.

School Reviews

2   8/16/2010
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 Parent - danij

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 814 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : 97% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 85-89% (Top 1%)
  • : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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