OUSD Office of Equity


    In 2016, Oakland Unified School District launched the Office of Equity to focus on improving systemic culture, conditions, and competencies across the district in order to better serve children and families situated furthest from opportunity. At OUSD, equity means providing each student with the academic, social and emotional supports they need to prepare for college, career, and community success in the future.  

    The Office of Equity was established to:

    • eliminate the correlation between social and cultural factors and probability of success;
    • examine biases, interrupt and eliminate inequitable practices, and create inclusive and just conditions for all students; and
    • discover and cultivate the unique gifts, talents, and interests that every student possesses.


    RJEH August 2020 Flyer


    [ Back-to-School Professional Development Workshop INFO ]



    Checkout CAAASA's Guide to Equity During Virtual Learning

    Advancing Equity In An Era of Crisis

    California Association of African American Superintendents & Administrators




    Middle Eastern Student Honor Roll 2020




    2020 African American Honor Roll Celebration



    2020 Latino/a Student Honor Roll Celebration



    2020 Pacific Islander Spring Celebration & Honor Roll




    Let's Celebrate Our Amazing Teachers & Students

    Leading for Equity During Shelter-In-Place!


    To nominate a student or teacher, please fill out this form!


    Week 8  

     Checkout all of the students & teachers who have been honored!




    We invite you to read the OUSD Office of Equity 2017-2018 Year-End Report that highlights the work of African American Female Excellence, African American Male Achievement, Latino/a Student Achievement, Asian Pacific Islander Student Achievement, OUSD LGBTQ Programs, and Meaningful Family Engagement. 

    Please click here to access the full report.



    West Oakland Middle School
    991 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

    Phone: 510.879.2938
    Website: www.ousd.org/equity



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    Thank you for supporting the Office of Equity. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, the Oakland Public Education Fund, and can be applied to our general fund, or to one of our targeted initiatives.