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RE: Evaluating public schools

A site called provides the ability to search on individual public schools for their test scores. Last year I went through all the Oakland schools in my area (Hillcrest, Chabot, Thornhill and Joaquin Miller) and created a spreadsheet of the data so I could compare. I also looked over some of the other schools in Oakland to see how things stacked up. The previous posting is correct in stating these schools have extremely high scores compared to the rest of the city. There is so much disparity in fact that you quickly see why Oakland is and needs to be concerned about the state of public education here.

A website with listings, tests scores, etc. of Oakland public schools is They will send you email updates and are very helpful if you need more information than what is available on their website.