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Oakland Unified School District

Urban Promise Academy

Urban Promise Academy
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  6, 7, 8
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  3031 East 18th Street, Oakland, CA
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  (510) 879-5236
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AC Transit Lines 20, 21, 39, 40, 1, and 1R

Fruitvale BART Station

Principal: Tierre Mesa

Network Superintendent: Cliff Hong

Uniform: Urban Promise Academy school shirt and/or sweatshirt

Mascot: Jaguars


08:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Bell Schedule

Services & Offerings

  • After-School Program
  • Before-School Program
  • Free Clipper Card
  • Newcomer Program
  • On-Site Health Clinic


The mission of Urban Promise Academy is to develop scholars, warriors, and artists. We prepare the middle school students of Oakland for success in college and career by equipping them with the skills to become confident, self-driven learners and respectful leaders who show solidarity with their communities. UPA is a small school by design and supports students not only with their academics but also their social and emotional well being. Families play an vital role in our community and have many opportunities to give feedback participate in instructional walkthroughs.

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