School Consolidations Update

  • On January 12, 2022, the OUSD Board of Education directed the OUSD Superintendent to bring forward a list of schools for possible consolidation (closure or merger). At a special Board of Education meeting on January 31, 2022, several schools were recommended for consolidation (closure).


    On February 9, 2022, the OUSD Board of Education voted to make significant changes to the structure of the District through school consolidations, as follows:


    Phase 1 - To Happen Before 2022-23 School Year

    • Full Closure: Parker K-8, Community Day School
    • Partial Closure (truncating grades): La Escuelita 6-8
    • Merger: Rise Community School and New Highland Academy


    Phase 2 - To Happen Before 2023-24 School Year

    • Full Closure: Carl Munck Elementary, Brookfield Elementary, Grass Valley Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Korematsu Discovery Academy
    • Partial Closure (truncating grades): Hillcrest grades 6-8
    • Merger: N/A


    These schools were removed from the original proposal and will not undergo a change:

    • Prescott Elementary 
    • Merger between Westlake Middle School and West Oakland Middle School
    • Merger of Ralph Bunche Academy and Dewey Academy
    • Merger of Manzanita Community School and Fruitvale Elementary