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Oakland Unified School District

Castlemont High School

Castlemont High School
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    9, 10, 11, 12
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    8601 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA
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    (510) 879-2301
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    AC Transit Line 57

Principal: Joseph Blasher

Network Superintendent: Vanessa Sifuentes

Uniform: No uniform required

Mascot: Knights


08:30 am - 03:35 pm

Bell Schedule

Services & Offerings

  • After-School Program
  • Community College Dual Enrollment
  • Free Clipper Card
  • Linked Learning Pathways
  • Newcomer Program
  • On-Site Health Clinic


Castlemont High School (CHS) will produce a cadre of leaders prepared to lead social change in their communities and beyond. We believe that education is essential to creating a just, equitable and democratic society where communities are safe, healthy, economically sustainable, beautiful places to live. Located on a campus that serves TK-12 students, Castlemont is part of a continuum that supports East Oakland's children from cradle to career. Alongside our community partners, our youth practice and develop the skills, agency, and mindset to positively transform themselves and their community. Youth become compassionate and collaborative life-long learners with knowledge and love of self, family and community. Castlemont High School rooted in the core values of Compassion, Ambition, Support, Trust, and Engagement, CHS will partner with community-based organizations and families to work toward the goal of having all students graduate eligible and ready for College, Career, and Community. Castlemont offers English Language Development courses and a rich variety of elective courses in the visual and performing arts, digital media arts, leadership, cultural studies, public health, and sustainable urban design. For incoming ninth grade students Castlemont offers a robust academic program that is a transitional bridge from middle school to high school. Castlemont's ninth graders will complete four A-G courses in their ninth grade year, including Ethnic Studies and Urban Ecology, preparing them for success throughout high school. Castlemont also provides students with wraparound services through the Full Service Community School (FSCS) model, ensuring that all students are safe, healthy, and engaged.

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