#36 Middle School in CA and #4 in Alameda County

Albany Middle School

1259 Brighton Ave, Albany, CA 94706

How Good is Albany Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in Albany, California, Albany Middle School, is a Alameda County school. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 919 students and a student–teacher ratio of 22 students per teacher.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other California schools. Albany Middle School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools in the Alameda County it is ranked 4. Statewide, Albany Middle School is ranked 36 for middle schools.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including California standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Albany Middle School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California.

Source: CA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed N/A

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Albany Middle School performs average when compared to other middle schools in California and earned the grade of B for this measure.

Students : Teacher
CA Avg. 23
Uncertified Teachers
CA Avg. 2%
New Teachers
CA Avg. 14%
Learning Enviroment Grade B
Student–Teacher Ratio Poor
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Very Good
Teacher Experience Very Good


Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety grade. Albany Middle School received a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in California.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Very Good


The demographics of the student body at Albany Middle School are summarized below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
CA Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
CA Avg. 49%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CA Avg. 58%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 919
Minority Students 558
Diversity Index 60
Students with Disablities 77
Economically Disadvantaged 15%
Limited English Proficiency 11%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

Listed below are middle schools near Albany Middle School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Albany, California schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Fred T. Korematsu Middle School B- B+ D A-
2 Martin Luther King Middle School A A+ C- A
3 Realm Charter Middle School D C- D N/A
4 Summit Public School K2 B- A- D N/A
5 Caliber: Beta Academy C- C+ D N/A

Albany Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Albany Middle School? 919
  • Is Albany Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Albany Middle School in? The school is located in Alameda County.
  • How can I contact Albany Middle School? The school's number is (510) 558-3600.
  • Where is Albany Middle School? 1259 Brighton Ave, Albany, California 94706

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Fred T. Korematsu Middle School
1021 Navellier St El Cerrito, CA 94530
Martin Luther King Middle School
1781 Rose St Berkeley, CA 94703
Realm Charter Middle School
1222 Univ Ave Berkeley, CA 94702
Summit Public School K2
1800 Elm St El Cerrito, CA 94530
Caliber: Beta Academy
4301 Berk Ave Richmond, CA 94804