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Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy

Winner! U.S. News & World Report Top 50 Best High Schools in the San Francisco Metro Area

Welcome to the Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy landing page!

Grades: 6-12
Sponsoring District: Oakland
CDS/Charter NumbersCDS: #01-61259-0130666 Charter: #465
Afterschool Program? Y

Student Information

Enrollment: 510
Hispanic: 93%
African-American: 3%
Pacific Islander: 0%
Asian-American: 1%
Caucasian: 0%
Free and Reduced Lunch: 92%

Key Dates

1st day of School: August 5, 2019
Labor Day: September 2, 2019
Teacher Work Day – No Student Classes: September 27, 2019
Fall Break: October 7-11, 2019
Teacher Work Day – No Student Classes: October 14, 2019
Veteran’s Day: November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Break: November 25-29, 2019
Winter Break: December 23, 2019-January 10, 2020
Teacher Work Day – No Student Classes: January 13, 2020
Presidents Day: February 17, 2020
Spring Break: March 30-April 10, 2020
Teacher Work Day – No Student Classes: April 13, 2020
Memorial Day: May 25, 2020
Last Day of School: June 12, 2020

School Address & Contact Information


400 105th Avenue,
Oakland, CA, United States

Contact Info



School Calendar

Nothing from July 4, 2020 to August 4, 2020.

Principal’s Message

On behalf of the staff at Aspire Lionel Wilson Prep, welcome students, families, potential staff members and community members! We appreciate productive partnerships and shared responsibility to ensure all students can achieve Aspire’s vision of College for Certain. We are stronger when we work together.

Equity focus and we support a diverse and inclusive school culture
Aspire Lionel Wilson Preparatory Academy is named after Oakland’s first black mayor, Lionel Wilson. Mr. Wilson served as mayor of Oakland for three terms. He was known for the way he bridged the divide between different groups and worked toward growth and positive change. We honor him and support our students when we set clear behavioral expectations and focus on positive growth and high expectations. We ask families, staff, and community members to focus on academic achievement and a culture of respect and positive problem solving.

Literacy focus and how we work together to support student learning
LWP is working on improving literacy and exploring personal pathways so that students and families develop a realistic and attainable plan to reach a child’s highest potential. We know strong partnerships make a great difference in a child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success through an expanded teaching and support staff, more choices for students to explore their passions, and a commitment to the balance between a more rigorous curriculum and extra supports. We strive to embrace choice and challenge because we deeply believe that all students should thrive and graduate critically literate and free to choose their college, career, and life pathway.