Students from Oakland High, Oakland Tech, Oakland International, Life Academy and Castlemont went to San Francisco on March 22 to attend a special matinee showing at the Orpheum Theater of Hamilton, courtesy of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Oakland high school students will converge on Laney College for a day of learning about skilled trades from professionals. The students will come from eight high schools in the city’s Western Corridor and will arrive in two waves. Once at Laney, they will get to meet people who work in numerous different trades ranging from iron workers and sprinkler fitters to welders and carpenters.
OUSD issued a district-wide update on the Spending Limitation Protocol introduced in January 2017 to ensure a balanced 2016-17 budget. Recent analysis demonstrated the initial protocols were not achieving the intended savings and actually caused more funds to be encumbered by school sites and central office.
Oakland Unified School District is being recognized as a California leader in achieving what is called zero net energy (ZNE) performance. ZNE schools are high performance buildings that combine energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually.
Today, the State of California launches a public online dashboard as part of a new accountability system for every district and school (district-run or charter) in California. The system will offer data on multiple indicators of school and district performance over time in order to provide families a better way of measuring and comparing schools.
The school is proud to announce more than half the senior class has already been accepted to colleges and universities.
OUSD was one of the first school districts in California to offer free universal school breakfast and also operates Breakfast in the Classroom and Second Chance Breakfast programs.
In light of the Trump Administration’s decision to remove Federal Title IX protections for transgender students, OUSD reminds the public that OUSD’s commitment to supporting all students including trans and gender nonconforming students remains the same.
The application period for the position of OUSD Superintendent is now open and will close on March 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
We celebrate the important contributions of African Americans during Black History Month and year-round; final competition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Festival this Sunday.
The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education (BOE) is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, February 11 and announcing an online survey to engage staff, students and the broader Oakland community in the search process for the next Superintendent of Schools.
Students from across OUSD will perform in the District-wide round of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Festival beginning January 31 at Castlemont High.
Oakland born and raised, Ms. Johnson-Trammell has worked in service of students and school communities for more than seventeen years. She is currently the Lead Network Superintendent.
Professional Development Day on January 27 will focus on implementation of Next Generation Science Standards and Language Development at Five Dual Language Schools
Highlights include Early Childhood, Budget Priorities, Interim Supt. Contract
Join the Mack Community in celebration of the school’s CIF Division 5A Championship!
The California Department of Education (CDE) awarded Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) the Federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) award based on its strong application on behalf of two schools, Futures Elementary and Community United Elementary School.
The McClymonds High School Football Warriors captured the CIF Northern California Division 5A Championship - making them the first team in the history of OAL to do so.
Parking is available at the Dalziel Garage and City Center Garage West. Please see attached map.
An interim Superintendent is expected to be announced as of December 15th, and a permanent replacement is expected to begin by July 2017.
OUSD is offering support to city officials as information becomes available.
“We have an opportunity here in Oakland to set a standard for what it means to educate children in a diverse fashion and in a way that allows them to see the best of themselves in classrooms and at school sites.”
Supt. Antwan Wilson will leave OUSD in February. A closed session BOE meeting is planned for later this month where details on a search for a permanent replacement and naming an Interim Superintendent will be addressed.
Less than one week after the Presidential Election, students at middle and high schools across Oakland organized a city-wide march to express their feelings surrounding the presidential election results.
OUSD and Chabot Space & Science Center announce that Caleb Cheung, OUSD Director of Science Programs, is now designated as Administrator on Loan to Chabot.
Partnering with Parents & Community around Quality Schools
Greenleaf TK-8 School cut the ribbon on Nov. 10 at a brand new two-story facility including six new classrooms, library and administrative space and for the first time the middle schoolers will have their own wing.
In OUSD, Restorative Justice is a set of principles and practices based on indigenous wisdom that is used to build community, respond to harm/conflict and provide a welcoming reentry for students. In honor of Restorative Justice Week, OUSD students and staff will be participating in restorative justice circles and other activities at school sites and with our community partners throughout the city.
A team of nine teachers received the grant from the DML6 "Playlists for Learning" Challenge to expand upon digital and connected learning experiences.
Teachers from 12 different Oakland public schools will receive a combined $125,351 in grants to help keep great teachers in Oakland’s public schools.
Six Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) schools are undergoing an exhaustive review process that will help determine the needs of the schools and the District’s approach to helping improve the education provided to students.
Students are seeing dramatic improvements in math scores using a personalized learning.
OUSD invites students, parents, community members and staff to join Supt. Antwan Wilson for an update on our District: One Oakland: Coming Together for Our Young People.
It's the Highest Salary Increase in More Than a Decade
Diana Culmer is third OUSD teacher selected in four years. She was surprised during the 27th Annual Alameda County Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony hosted by the Alameda County Office of Education.
Students, School Leaders and Community Supporters joined to announce the expansion of the Oakland Promise to Castlemont High School thanks to a $2 million gift from a group of anonymous donors.
Peralta, Lincoln and Cleveland Elementary Schools were among the 41 schools featured for high performance in English and math on the Innovate Public Schools annual Top Bay Area Schools list for 2016.
Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) announce an agreement to stay the lawsuit that CCSA filed against OUSD concerning OUSD’s compliance with Proposition 39 law.
A new report, “Valuing Girls Voices: The Lived Experiences Of Girls Of Color In Oakland Unified School District,” was released today by the Alliance for Girls (AFG).
McWilliams was the first in her family to graduate from college and went on to attend law school at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. She started at OUSD in 2009.
Oakland Natives Give Back & Assemblymember Rob Bonta Partner to Present Award
Skyline High Celebrates Enhancement of Computer Science & Technology Academy
Robert Blackburn, former Deputy Superintendent and Acting Superintendent, died at the age of 81 on Saturday, September 10.
The OUSD Board of Education voted to approve the District Response to the 2015-2016 Alameda County Civil Grand Jury Report “The Oakland Unified School District and Charter Schools”.
OUSD is warning all families to beware of phone scams in our community as two families from Claremont Middle School were recently targeted.
New Director Arrives from U.C. Berkeley’s African American Student Development Office
Oakland International High School (OIHS) is one of only 20 schools in the nation to receive recognition as a “School of Opportunity,” a coveted national designation.
Northern California-based public charter school network will partner with Oakland Unified School District to make winning Super School proposal a reality.
This year, Adult Education in Oakland Unified School District is celebrating its 145th anniversary.
Deputy Chief of Post Secondary Readiness speaks in at the White House Next Generation High School Summit.
SSOs went above and beyond the call of duty to protect community members.
Basic and catastrophic student accident insurance policies are automatic; families do not need to apply to be covered.
Technology Firm Donation Will Help STEM Instruction as part of $8.5M Donation to Oakland and SF schools.
Lower payments mean major savings to Oakland taxpayers. In this case, taxpayers will save $44.5 million over the life of the debt.
For the first time in years, OUSD is finishing the first week of school with single-digit teacher vacancies in schools.
OUSD announces an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2016-17 school year.
OUSD announces its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.
Oakland Unified School District teachers principals and staff along with Superintendent Antwan Wilson welcomed students back today, Monday, August 22nd for the first day of school in Oakland.
OUSD wants Oakland families and students to be prepared for a great first day of school on Monday, August 22.
Right in the middle of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, OUSD swore in a new police officer with a remarkable athletic history and connection.
McClymonds and Oakland Tech students presented innovative products they created as Intel High Tech Pathway Interns in an immersive program that ended on July 29.
Nearly 150 volunteers from Clorox worked on Old Santa Fe Elementary campus in North Oakland on Thursday to get it ready for the first day of school on Monday, August 22.
Sasaki, an East Bay native and graduate of Berkeley High School, comes to OUSD with 20 years of experience working in and around Oakland as a broadcast journalist. He most recently served as News Reporter/Anchor for KTVU, Oakland, from 1996-2016.
$1,000 Incentives Offered to New Teachers & OEA Members for Reference of Highly-Talented Teachers into "Hard-to-Fill" Positions.
In partnership with OUSD, Children's Hospital has launched an innovative construction pre-apprenticeship pilot program as part of the hospital’s Master Plan expansion project which is currently expanding and modernizing the hospital’s facilities for children, adolescents and their families.
"Focused Effort" helps District become current on financial reports and seeks reinstatement of credit rating from Moody's and S&P.
OUSD locally spends $170M and has received national recognition for stimulating the local economy and sustaining small businesses by exceeding its required 50% local business utilization (LBU) on the Capital Program.