Oakland Unified School District is pleased to announce that all 15 Childhood Development Centers (CDC) and 13 State Preschool Programs have received a 4-star rating through the District’s participation in Quality Counts, Alameda County’s Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).
Conservatory of Vocal and Instrumental Arts or COVA lost its fight to keep its charter because of academic performance data that shows significant deficiencies in performance as compared to similar District-run schools.
Currently serving as Interim Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Johnson-Trammell will assume the position on July 1, 2017.
While the chosen values of Students First, Equity, Excellence, Integrity, Cultural Responsiveness and Joy were always present in our schools, by naming them they began to bloom before our eyes and continue to do so in big and small ways each day.
This spring, the California Department of Education released high school graduation rates for last year’s graduating class of 2016 which showed the four-year cohort graduation rate in OUSD increased by 1.5 percentage points, from 64.2% to 65.7%.
One graduate from MPA stands out not only for her accomplishment, but because of her relationship to two of her schoolmates
After starting the 2016-17 school year without the necessary Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation for students to apply for University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) schools, the first class to graduate from Madison Park Academy (MPA) will attend UC and CSU schools at a remarkably high rate.
OUSD has released a guide on school food donation to support efforts by schools, districts, nutrition departments and those interested in recovering surplus edible school food that would otherwise go to waste.
Oakland Unified School District produced approximately $60 million in savings for taxpayers by refinancing over $300 million worth of outstanding bonds. Given the prevailing low interest rate environment, the District decided to reduce its debt service burden by replacing older bonds, including some bonds issued under Measures B and J, with new lower cost bonds.
The Oakland Unified School District’s 59th annual K-12 Science Fair was an awesome display of work from the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers at Chabot Space & Science Center. Work from 36 schools across the District was on display the evening of May 17th for an audience of approximately 900 guests. This tradition for Oakland students, families and educators throughout the community is free of charge.
Oakland Unified School District encourages families to visit the Summer Learning 2017 website for information on programs in Oakland and the Bay Area. There are many free and low cost options for all interests and academic needs from the time school gets out in June until the first day of school on August 21st, 2017.
Oakland Unified School District and AC Transit came to an agreement - with the help of the City of Oakland - to save supplemental bus service to Community Day School, Montera Middle School and Skyline High School. This was an agreement that the two sides reached through months of hard work and dedication to the students and families of Oakland.
Currently serving as Interim Deputy Superintendent, Ms. Johnson-Trammell would assume the position starting July 1, 2017 subject to arriving at a contractual agreement with OUSD.
This April, OUSD hosted the largest District-wide Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) conference series for middle and high school students yet. The celebratory day is an annual opportunity for GSA clubs at schools across Oakland to gather for educational workshops and networking with students, staff liaisons, advisors and community partners.
Board President James Harris will be announcing the person’s name during the President’s Report at the regularly-scheduled Board meeting on Wednesday, May 10.
Claremont Middle School and Oakland Tech High School are creating exciting learning opportunities for students through the Studio Mentor Program, a volunteer collaboration with animation studios in the Bay Area.
The BOE The Board of Education expects to have the next Superintendent in place before July 1, 2017.
The Computer Science Showcase at Oakland Technical High School built stronger connections between the District and leading technology firms and raised $42,500 in donations for computer science.
The Hyundai ST Math Initiative (Hyundai Math Labs) was launched in 2011 in partnership with The MIND Research Institute. Funding will allow 20 schools to experience the transformative power of ST Math.
800 students from middle and high schools across Oakland Unified School District came together on Saturday afternoon, April 15 to be recognized for their hard word in and out of the classroom.
OUSD now offers a Full Tuition option for Preschool Classrooms and School Age Programs, providing an opportunity for families who exceed the monthly income maximum for early childhood programs.
Candidate Interviews Scheduled for Late April
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.
OUSD has received confirmation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) that Madison Park Academy (MPA) will receive full accreditation. Last week, students left their classes to protest the lack of accreditation at MPA.
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.