Spectrum Center

6325 Camden St
Oakland, CA 94605-0946
Tel: (510)729-6384
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 Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 67 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 95%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Spectrum Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
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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  • Oakland
    Grades: K-8 | 199 students
    0.1 miles
    3200 62nd Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605
    (510)638-9445
    0.1K-8
    199
  • Oakland
    Grades: 6-8 | 185 students
    0.4 miles
    5000 MacArthur Boulevard
    Oakland, CA 94613
    (510)632-6000
    0.46-8
    185
  • Oakland
    Grades: NS-5 | 85 students
    0.4 miles
    5000 Macarthur Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94613
    (510)430-2118
    0.4NS-5
    85
  • Oakland
    Grades: PK-6 | 46 students
    0.9 miles
    6925 International Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94621
    (510)729-0330
    0.9PK-6
    46
  • Oakland
    Grades: KG-8 | 176 students
    1.2 miles
    3695 High St
    Oakland, CA 94619
    (510)530-0266
    1.2KG-8
    176

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