• We are college, career, and community ready.

    We are Oakland Community Schools.



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    Our programs are housed in the CSSS Department, with the overall goal of:


    Learning: Expanding & enhancing learning through real-world opportunities.

    Thriving: Addressing barriers to learning by creating healthy, safe schools.

    Together: Working in partnership with Oakland families and the community.


    Want to learn more? Our summary of services describes all CSSS programs; or use the links below to go directly to each program's website.






    Social Emotional Learning


    Restorative Justice


    School Wellness


    Nutrition Education


    Garden Education


    Drug & Alcohol Education



    Health & Wellness


    Behavioral Health


    School-Based Health Centers


    School Nurses


    Attendance & Discipline


    Transitional Students/Families



    Family Engagement


    Family Resource Center


    Community School Managers


    Afterschool Programs


    Summer Learning


    Community Partnerships



    Learn More About Oakland Community Schools

    About Community Schools


    Community Schools leverage community partnerships and resources so our campuses become hubs of support and opportunity for students, families and community members. By working with the community in this way, schools become better equipped to tap into the unique talents and gifts of every student, teacher, and staff member in our district, and can better break down barriers to student achievement.

    History & Overview


    In 2011, Oakland led the nation by announcing its intent to become the first Full Service Community School District. Five years later, Oakland continues to lead the way with its nationally recognized model for serving the whole child, ensuring that every student gains the skills and knowledge they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom: to graduate College, Career, & Community ready.


    District-wide efforts to create systems and structures, such as those listed above, show how we have progressed in our goals to become a Full Service Community Schools District. Oakland Community School means the whole OUSD community coming together and supporting one another.

    Key Wins for Community Schools


    San Francisco Foundation, Kaiser Community Fund, and the Federal Government fund Community Schools Expansion, in recognition of Oakland's successful effort to build the Oakland Community School District; $10 million dollars have been awarded to Oakland. These funds have allowed Oakland to provide six additional schools with Community School Managers, who will support the development of their community school mode.


    By 2020, we aim to have 50 schools district-wide staff with Community School Managers.