Alameda High School vs. Encinal Junior High
We recently relocated to the Bay Area and we are looking to buy a house in Berkeley or Alameda. My oldest son is a rising 9th grade who has had an IEP in place since 5th grade to meet his academic needs due to ADD (inatentive type). Mostly the IEP has served to provide him with extra time to complete in class assignments/exams. As every parent here, we are looking for a supportive environment for his emotional and academic well being. The variety of academic offerings of Berkeley High is very attractive to us, but the school size seems overwhelming. Alameda High seems manageable, but the housing inventory on that side of the island is very low at the moment. We know very little about Encinal Junior High and would like to learn more about it. It's hard to go by the Great Schools rating (they differ quite a bit) since we know that those sites many times are not as reliable as people think they are.