- 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||
State avg.: 43%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||9 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
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