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Alameda Unified School District

Location: Alameda, CA

Population: 71,204

Closest City: San Francisco

Distance to Closest City: 25 min

Airport Code: OAK

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 2
Students per High School: 1,100-1,900
Student to Teacher Ratio: 22:1
Approximate Start Date: Late August
Approximate End Date: Mid June
Fall Semester Offered: No
Spring Semester Offered: No
ESL Offered:Yes
IB Program Offered: No
Possibility of Graduation: Yes
Enrollment Restrictions: 246 ELTiS, cannot have graduated at home, no 9th graders, must be under 18

Community Information

Located adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, Alameda is a mid-sized city and has been nicknamed The Island City. Alameda’s many parks and recreational areas make it easy to enjoy the beautiful weather and to practice sports such as kite and wind surfing. Alameda is known for it’s Victorian charm and tree-lined streets. Listed as one of the top ten American, "Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit,” by Travel and Leisure, Alameda is home to several theaters, museums, historical sites, concerts, street festivals and farms. With so much to see and experience, there is no shortage of fun to be had in Alameda!

School Profile

Alameda Unified School District believes in excellence and equality. Their mission is to create an environment where students can learn to think critically and acquire positive work habits, along with developing the attitude and skills that are crucial to becoming an effective and respectful citizen. An abundance of diverse courses, clubs and athletic programs help solidify a feeling of belonging and pride. Alameda School District’s mission has proven to be a success, thanks to the hard work of their highly dedicated staff, which strives to constantly improve the curriculum and to put the needs of their students first.

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