Oakland vs Berkeley public schools
I'm looking for feedback generally on Oakland vs Berkeley schools. As a result of some family configuration changes, we are considering a move to a family-owned house in Berkeley from north Oakland. We have a young toddler, so public schooling is a ways off but still a salient consideration.
I would love insight or links to resources about how to understand OUSD vs. Berkeley schools. We don't care a ton about max academics and aren't interested in test scores. Mostly looking for positive, supportive environments that provide good differentiation and a lot of stuff like art/music/languages/etc. Would prefer a diverse school (we are white, queer, overeducated, nonprofit/trades work), which it looks like both our zoned Oakland school and the Berkeley schools mostly provide. What should I know about the school systems?
In case folks have input based on the specific places we're considering, our current home in north Oakland is zoned for Emerson Elementary. If we moved, we would live in a house zoned for Central elementary schools (Cragmont, Oxford, Washington, Berkeley Arts Magnet, Malcolm X) and King middle school.