Grades: 2 - 12 | 67 students
Spectrum Center Programs was founded in 1975 by Ernie Wing and Mary Lessa, two young teachers who had a vision for creating a school based upon the principals of behavior analysis and a belief that they could make a difference in the lives of children.
Their first “school” was started in the humblest of locations, a “classroom” located in a garage in downtown Oakland.
Spectrum Center Schools has been a leader in providing special education services to the San Francisco Bay Area since 1975.
Our program was founded as an alternative for students whose disabilities prevented them from attending public school.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Other school association(s)
|Grades Offered||Grades 2 - 12|
|Total Students||67 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||95%
State avg.: 45%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||9 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
- School Location Miles Grades Students
OaklandGrades: K-8 | 199 students
3200 62nd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605
OaklandGrades: 6-8 | 185 students
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613
OaklandGrades: NS-5 | 85 students
5000 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
OaklandGrades: PK-6 | 46 students
6925 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94621
OaklandGrades: KG-8 | 176 students
3695 High St
Oakland, CA 94619
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