Lighthouse Community Public Schools has received local, statewide, and national recognition for our results: we are making tangible progress to close the achievement gap for our East Oakland students. Since 2009 98% of our graduates have graduated with A-G requirements (the courses necessary to attend a California State or University of California School). In 2016 the A-G completion rate among our graduates was 100%. Lighthouse Community Charter High School was ranked by Innovate Public Schools, an independent school reform agency, as the top public high school in the Bay Area closing the achievement gap for low-income Latino students.

LCPS Student Achievement
Students who graduate eligible to apply for college Eligible students who are accepted to four-year colleges Alumni who graduate with four-year college degrees
Lighthouse Community Public Schools 100% 90% 38%
OUSD 50% 56% 10%
  • We received the Title I Academic Achievement Award in both 2011 and 2012, one of only two schools in the entire state to do so in those years.
  • We were named the Hart Vision California Charter School of the Year in 2013 by the California Charter Schools Association.
  • We send students to and through college. 88% of our graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities in the eight years of graduating classes. With 90% of our students being first generation students to go to college, we are most proud of these statistics:
    • Five students have received the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship.
    • 59% of our graduates have finished their first two years of college.
    • 41% of our graduates have completed college with Bachelor’s degrees within six years, four times the national average for low-income students.
  • We expand possibilities. Three Lighthouse students were invited to and presented at the White House Science Fair two years ago, displaying the inventions they created in our unique Creativity Lab.
  • Our nationally-recognized Creativity Lab provide our students wide range of knowledge, skills, and experiences including welding, robotics, woodworking and programming.

Where Oakland Shines