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The first day of the 2024-25 school year is August 8, 2024.

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Our OUSD: Realizing our Strategic Plan

All OUSD children and educators—regardless of their background or their circumstances—will have the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

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Apply for the 2024-25 School Year, starting December 1, 2023.

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Welcome

Focused on high academic achievement while serving the whole child, eliminating inequity, and providing each child with excellent teachers, every day.

EXPLORE OUR FOUR PILLARS

Ensuring Strong Readers by the Third Grade

Accelerating Citywide Efforts to Guarantee Literacy for all Third Graders

Supporting Empowered Graduates

Developing Essential Skills to Secure Post-Secondary Success

Creating Joyful Schools

Reimagining Schools to be Places of Joy, Inclusion, and Beauty

Growing a Diverse and Stable Staff

Attracting and Retaining Staff Reflective of Oakland’s Rich Diversity

EXPLORE OUR FOUR PILLARS

Ensuring Strong Readers by the Third Grade

Accelerating Citywide Efforts to Guarantee Literacy for all Third Graders

Ensuring Strong Readers by the Third Grade

Oakland’s vision is that its youngest students develop a joyful curiosity and a love of reading, writing and self-expression.

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Supporting Empowered Graduates

Developing Essential Skills to Secure Post-Secondary Success

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Supporting Empowered Graduates

Oakland’s vision of powerful graduates is one in which students are empowered with skills, knowledge, and opportunities, along with having a clear vision for themselves.

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Creating Joyful Schools

Reimagining Schools to be Places of Joy, Inclusion, and Beauty

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Creating Joyful Schools

In Oakland’s vision, students feel safe, welcomed, and liberated in their daily environments — at home, in school, and in the community — and are active participants in their academic and social emotional success.

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Growing a Diverse and Stable Staff

Attracting and Retaining Staff Reflective of Oakland’s Rich Diversity

Growing a Diverse and Stable Staff

Oakland’s vision is that our students’ diverse and rich backgrounds are reflected by Black, Brown, and multilingual educators.

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Grow With Us

Learning is growing, and every student deserves a safe, joyful environment that equips them to be lifelong learners and leaders.

OUSD offers music, language, hands-on learning and STEAM opportunities for preschoolers to seniors in high school. Our 106 schools are located in the country's second most racially diverse city and are spread across 78 square miles. We prepare students to be engaged civic leaders ready to pursue their college, career and post-K-12 educational dreams.

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OUSD in the News

Hundreds of OUSD Students Converge on Oakland Tech’s Gym for Annual College Event Where Many Received on-the-spot Admissions and Scholarships

The gymnasium at Oakland Technical High School was filled with excitement and anticipation on Thursday morning, February 15. That’s where more than 800 students from across the District came together for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caravan.

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