Fremont High School (Oakland, California)

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Coordinates: 37°46′24.65″N 122°12′32.53″W / 37.7735139°N 122.2090361°W / 37.7735139; -122.2090361

Fremont High School
Exterior view of Oakland's Fremont High School's Library.jpg
Fremont High School Library
4610 Foothill Blvd.
Oakland, California
United States
Type Public secondary
Established 1905
School district Oakland Unified School District
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 795
Campus Urban
Color(s) Green and gold
Mascot Tiger

Fremont High School is an urban public high school located in the Fruitvale District of East Oakland, California, United States. It was formerly a group of smaller high schools located on the same campus and known as Fremont Federation of High Schools. The school's present configuration is that of the "wall to wall" career academies model, consisting of a 9th Grade House which feeds into one of three California Partnership Academies (CPA), specifically the Architecture Academy, Mandela Law & Public Service Academy, and Media Academy.


Fremont High School gymnasium

Part of the Oakland Unified School District, and located at 4610 Foothill Boulevard since 1905, the school was split into four smaller autonomous schools in 2003:

  • College Preparatory and Architecture Academy
  • Mandela High School
  • Media College Preparatory High School
  • Paul Robeson School, Visual and Performing Arts (closed after the 2009-2010 school year)

The three high schools remained and had their own administration until the spring of 2011. They functioned separately, though located on the same campus, and used the same library. They also had common sports teams under the Fremont High School banner.

After the spring of 2011, as part of an Oakland Unified School District decision to slowly reverse the small school system, the three remaining schools became less autonomous. The 2011-2012 school year reintroduced a central administration with three separate entities and budgets on campus: Mandela High, Media High, and CPAA. In 2012, the Fremont Federation of High Schools again became Fremont High School, with one single administration.[1]

Halls at the 1100 Wing (Mandela Law and Public Service Academy)

2011-2012 student profile[edit]

  • 795 students:
White, non-Hispanic Hispanic Asian African American Pacific Islander Multiracial American Indian
2% 50% 8% 31% 4% .3% .3%


Courses offered[edit]

Fremont High School offers several advanced placement (AP) courses, including:

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Biology
  • AP World History
  • AP United States History
  • AP United States Government
  • AP English/Lit
  • AP Language
  • AP Spanish

Fremont High also offers academy-based courses, including:

  • Woodworking A/B
  • Architecture Design/Drafting
  • Video Production
  • Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Design
  • Model UN classes

Test scores[edit]

California's API scores are on a scale of 200-1000, with a statewide median around 750. In 2009, Fremont Federation's schools received the following scores:

  • Mandela High School: 528
  • Media College Prep. High School: 519
  • Robeson Visual and Performing Arts High School: 483[3]

In 2010, Fremont Federation of High Schools received the following scores:

  • Mandela High School: 538
  • Media College Prep. High School: 619
  • College Preparatory and Architecture Academy: 604[4]

CAHSEE test scores:

  • Passing ELA (English Language Arts):51%
  • Passing Math: 46%
Fremont High School's courtyard

==Notable alumni==

  • DarrylR.Adams- Educator and First African American elected to the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School Board 1993-present.


  1. ^ "Brief History of Fremont" at Fremont High School official website (accessed 2012-01-17).
  2. ^ Source: California Department of Education
  3. ^ Oakland Unified School District SARC site
  4. ^ California Department of Education Average Performance Index
  5. ^ J.L. Pimsleur, "Flo Allen -- Legendary Artist's Model", San Francisco Chronicle, June 18, 1997.
  6. ^ Bill Brenzel at
  7. ^ Lester Conner bio at Atlanta Hawks official website.
  8. ^ "Darrell J. Doughty", Portland Press Herald, May 31, 2009.
  9. ^ Kenneth H. Hofmann: 1986 Honoree, California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame (accessed 2013-01-16).
  10. ^ Sean Waters, "They Are Struggling to Make It to the Top", Los Angeles Times, July 5, 1992.
  11. ^ Gary Jestadt at
  12. ^ Don Reed Tells Life Tale In 'East 14th', NPR, August 12, 2008
  13. ^ Ade Schwammel at
  14. ^ Bobby Smith at
  15. ^ Chip Johnson, "Too $hort singing a new tune", San Francisco Chronicle, December 26, 2006.
  16. ^ Henry Turner at basketball-reference. com
  17. ^ Ken Walters at

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