Rockridge Elementary School (often just Rockridge School) was an OUSD elementary school between Broadway Terrace and Clifton Streets, originally opening in 1922. 1,2 An auditorium and additional classrooms were added c.1927. 4

There was much debate over demolition vs. retrofitting, 3 but in 1979, due to its inability to withstand a strong earthquake, the school building was torn down and portable classrooms placed on the grounds. The school itself closed after the 1988-89 school year

Later the site became Far West High School, which itself closed in 2011. For a short time, the campus was used by the California College of the Arts. It is now the Upper Campus of Oakland Tech High School.

1922 2

1927 4

1950 Sanborn excerpt

Links and References

  1. Rockridge School plans dedication ceremonies Oakland Tribune May 11, 1980
  2. New Rockridge School Will Be Formally Opened Within Next Two Weeks, Housing First Six Elementary Grades Oakland Tribune February 5, 1922
  3. Citizens debate demolition of Rockridge School Oakland Tribune June 22, 1979
  4. New Unit Planned For Rockridge School Oakland Tribune March 23, 1927