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Alameda Unified School District

Public School District – Alameda , California

Alameda is located on a small island next to Oakland, in San Francisco Bay. Students are priority #1 in Alameda School District. Educators, staff and administrators work together to ensure a first class education for every student. The strong community-wide support for schools ensures every child the very best opportunity to succeed and creates a vibrant and engaged community. Alameda School District offers international students a classic American high school experience with all acti viti es, clubs and school subjects that can be expected, together with some unique and extra interesting ones. The school district is proud of the high quality education their staff provides. U.S. News and World Report Magazine has recognized Alameda and Encinal High Schools as two of the top 1,500 high schools in the nation. Past graduates are Merit Scholar recipients and go on to attend such diverse and excellent institutions as Harvard, Yale, Brown, Howard, Columbia and all University of California and California State University campuses, to name just a few.

The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, or the Bay, is a geographically and ethnically diverse metropolitan region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo bays in Northern California. The Bay Area is home to approximately 7.1 million people and one of the wealthiest regions in the United States. The Bay Area hosts many cities, towns, military bases, airports, and associated regional, state, and national parks, connected by a massive infrastructure. In addition to its wealth, the Bay Area is also one of the most politically liberal areas in the nation.

Community Information
Alameda is located on a small island in the San Francisco Bay. The city has a small-town feel with its Victorian homes and tree-lined neighborhoods. Due to its proximity to the Bay, wind surfers and kite surfers can oft en be seen along Crown Memorial State Beach and Shoreline Drive. It is only a short ferry or bus ride to downtown San Francisco, where students can find all the shopping and activities they can imagine. Alameda offers students a great combination of having easy access to an exciting big city, while residing in a safe, residential community.

Located 25 Minutes East of San Francisco.

Area Population: 76,419
City Website: City of Almeda

Estimated Start Date:Fall-Late August,Spring-Late January
Estimated End Date:Fall-Late August,Spring-Mid June

Special Comment:
Alameda High School is ranked by U.S. News as a Silver Medal school.

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Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Chinese

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  • Band
  • Choir
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Guitar
  • Jazz Band
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia Art
  • Music Theatre
  • Symphonic Band
  • Yearbook

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • US Government
  • US History


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Dance
  • Interact
  • National Honor Society
  • Music
  • Activities and Clubs
  • Red Cross
  • School Flags

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

University of California, California State University, Stanford University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, Emerson University, New York University, Berklee College of Music, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, US Military Academies

SAT Breakdown:
Section  Average
Critical Reading  521
Math  552
Writing  517
Total  1590

Closest International and Local Airports: San Francisco International Airport
For Details Visit Website: 
Alameda Unified School District

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