Northern Light School

  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 142
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  • Address
  • 3710 Dorisa Ave
  • Oakland, CA 94605
  • Phone
  • (510) 530-9366
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Northern Light School enrolls 142 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-8. It is located in Oakland, CA, which is a highly populated city with a median household income of $40,055.

School Days and Hours
  • School Days Per Year: 175
    Note: Kindergarten Operates Five Days Per Week
  • School Hours Per Day: 6
    Note: Kindergarten Operates on a Full Day Schedule
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1 review for Northern Light School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 24, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Father of two daughters at Northern Light School (1st & 5th Grade). Both of them are reading and writing way above their grade level, learning multiple languages, along with the normal curriculum per grade. They learn not only in the school, but outside on many field trips (including Shanghai). They have access the brand new computers and software provided by Apple. As a parent, I expressed that I want my children challenged and NLS has delivered everytime. This is my sixth year at Northern Light School and each year the school gets better and better.

    As a school, they learn daily the importance of peace, compassion, equality, kindness, hard work, and perseverance. They tell their students that they here to make a difference. The school motto is a quote from Muhammad Ali, "Impossible is Nothing", in which the students have thoroughly embraced. To support their motto, the children are often visited by celebrities to speak on how they reached their goals and to encourage the students to do the same. In a nutshell, Northern Light School students graduate with the ability to speak as leaders, in which they use for the rest of their lives.

    If you don't believe me because of the reviews in the past, check out their website and see for yourself.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 142
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 15.0
    Full-Time Teachers: 15
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 7.9
  • Percent Minority Students: 73.2%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 65 (45.8%)
  • Females: 77 (54.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Northern Light School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Northern Light School
  Number Percent
1st Grade107.0%
2nd Grade149.9%
3rd Grade107.0%
4th Grade128.5%
5th Grade149.9%
6th Grade1611.3%
7th Grade2014.1%
8th Grade107.0%
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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