Yu Ming Charter

Yu Ming Charter serves 387 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Yu Ming Charter placed in the top 1% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Placements

Yu Ming Charter places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Yu Ming Charter's student population of 387 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students387 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Yu Ming Charter is ranked within the top 1% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Yu Ming Charter is 0.65, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#44 out of 9602 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
48%
12%
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Hispanic
5%
54%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
8%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
34%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlameda County Office Of Education School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Yu Ming Charter is John Henry High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Downtown Charter Academy (0.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
We have three children attending Yu Ming and have been with the school for the past 7 years. It has been an amazing experience and I feel incredibly fortunate that our children are receiving this high quality education for free. All three have become fluent in speaking, reading and writing Chinese, and with parents who know no Mandarin. They are also strong in math and English, and most importantly, they're very happy and enjoy going to school every day (prior to COVID) with their friends and teachers. We've found the teachers and administrators to be caring and proactive with issues that come up and constantly looking for ways to improve. It's a smaller, growing school so it has characteristics in-line with this: there aren't as many schools sports teams or extracurricular activities as you'd have at a school with more students, parent involvement is critical for certain activities/ programs to exist and can/ do go away when no one steps up, the kids grow up a little more sheltered than if they were at a larger school. Overall, we won the literal and figurative lottery getting into Yu Ming and I'd recommend it to any parents.
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2  
Although there are quite a lot of good teachers, but there are many bad teachers here. For example, one comes to school even though she is coughing badly (And it is even the COVID-19 time to make matters worse) They are very unfair and the classes they teach are bad quality. The principals are also very bad. Their leadership skill is terrible, and they are also very selfish. For example, the principals assigned the Chinese teacher to teach us history, and the Chinese teacher doesn't even follow the history CCSS for California. Also, this school lies a lot. They only care about the performance of the students but they say they care more. The software they use is also very messed up and rigged, there are a lot of loopholes and ways students could cheat. So I think that this school shouldn't get the blue ribbon.
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