• Welcome! 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.

    Addressing barriers to learning by creating healthy, safe schools.
    Working in partnership with Oakland families and 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. For a more personal take on the work being done in our schools, check out our Community Schools Stories.





    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.