• Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)


    Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) is a nationally recognized framework for shifting school culture from punitive to culturally responsive and positively reinforcing. Students and staff work to collaborate in targeted school-wide positive behavioral expectations which are culturally informed and positively reinforced throughout the school day. Minor and major disciplinary infractions are clearly specified as well as associated interventions designed to teach, re-teach, and reinforce the skills needed to meet positive expectations. Nationwide data on schools implementing PBIS indicate an average of 50% reduction in disciplinary events. PBIS was selected for Oakland to address the disproportionate referral of African American students for Special Education and for suspension.
    Please click the images below for PBIS implementation resources:
    Which schools are implementing PBIS?

    PBIS Cohort schools
    are reflective of school sites that focus on decreasing the disproportionate referral of African American students for Special Education and for suspension. If you represent a school site and are interested in PBIS for the upcoming school year, please contact Barbara McClung our Director of Behavioral Health, or your Regional Mental Health Program Manager.

    PBIS Cohort A Sites (2013-2016)
    PBIS Cohort B Sites (2014-2017)
    PBIS Cohort C Sites (2015-2018)
    Allendale Elementary
    Alliance Academy 
    Bret Harte Middle School
    Claremont Middle School 
    Coliseum College Prep Academy
    Fremont High School
    Frick Middle School
    Futures Elementary
    Garfield Elementary
    Glenview Elementary
    Hoover Elementary
    Lafayette Elementary
    Laurel Elementary
    Melrose Leadership Academy
    Montera Middle School
    Oakland High School
    Oakland Technical High School
    Roosevelt Middle School
    Roots International Academy
    Sankofa Academy
    United for Success Academy
    Westlake Middle School
    Bella Vista Elementary
    Emerson Elementary
    Fruitvale Elementary
    Global Family School
    Horace Mann Elementary
    Life Academy – Middle
    Manzanita Community School
    McClymonds High School 
    New Highland Academy
    Skyline High School 
    Carl B. Munck Elementary 
    Cleveland Elementary
    Community United Elementary School 
    East Oakland PRIDE Elementary 
    Esperanza Elementary
    Grass Valley Elementary
    Howard Elementary
    International Community School
    Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy
    Manzanita SEED Elementary
    PLACE @ Prescott
    REACH Academy 
    Redwood Heights Elementary
    RISE Community School