Spectrum Center

6325 Camden St,
Oakland, CA, 94605-0946
     Tel: (510)729-6384
Grades: 2 - 12 | 35 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 Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 2 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 35 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 95%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Spectrum Center Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cornerstone Christian Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sts.cyril-louis Bertrand Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mills College Childrens School (0.4 miles away)
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  • OaklandSts.cyril-louis Bertrand Academy
      (Roman Catholic)
    3200 62nd Avenue
    OaklandCA94605
    (510)638-9445
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.1 mi | 199 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • OaklandJulia Morgan School for Girls
    All-girls
    5000 MacArthur Boulevard
    OaklandCA94613
    (510)632-6000
    All-girls
    0.4 mi | 185 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • OaklandMills College Childrens School
    Special Program Emphasis
    5000 Macarthur Blvd
    OaklandCA94613
    (510)430-2118
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.4 mi | 65 students | Gr. NS-5                      
  • OaklandDr Herbert Guice Christian Academy
      (Baptist)
    6925 International Blvd
    OaklandCA94621
    (510)729-0330
      (Baptist)
    0.9 mi | 34 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • OaklandSt Lawrence O''toole Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    3695 High St
    OaklandCA94619
    (510)530-0266
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.2 mi | 176 students | Gr. KG-8                      

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