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School Details

School Initiative Information

Initiative Name: Oakland Full Service Community Schools (Oakland Unified School District)
Leadership Type: District led
Location Type: Urban
Address: 1025 Second Ave
Oakland, CA 94606 US
Phone: 510. 879. 8582


In July 2010, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) joined the ranks of school districts that have declared the full-service community school strategy as a core part of their school reform agenda. Community schools are becoming such an important focus to OUSD that visitors to the district’s website are greeted by the tagline, "Oakland Unified School District: Community Schools, Thriving Students." OUSD reached this point through decades of community organizing efforts, strong nonprofit partners, assistance from a local community foundation, a committed group of local funders, careful planning in partnership with the community, and the vision of its new school leader, Superintendent Tony Smith.

Services/Programs Offered

·         Programs for Exceptional Children (PEC)
·         Academic Support
·         Enrichment
·         Physical Activity
·         College readiness and career exploration
·         Youth Leadership Opportunities
All high school programs include:
·         CAHSEE Prep
·         Credit Recovery


·         YMCA of the East Bay
·         Oakland Asian Students Educational Services (OASES)
·         East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC)
·         Safe Passages, Bay Area Community Resources (BACR)
·         Youth Together
·         Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation
·         PMA Consulting, Murphy & Associates
·         Aspiranet
·         Eagle Village Community Center
·         Alternatives in Action
·         Higher Ground
·         Ujimaa Foundation
·         East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC)
·         Oakland LEAF
·         Reading Partners
Learning for Life


As part of the Department’s efforts, they raised the number of children being served by summer school from 800 to 8,000 and the number of schools with the after school programs from 32-90. They also increased the number of partners working with the schools and expanded the number of school based health clinics through a $26 million school bond.

Funding Sources

Funding is provided by the school district's annual budget and through contributions from local foundations and community partners

Resources for the Field

Initiative Demographics

Total number of students enrolled:  10/11-46,584

Minority: 88.4%

Largest Ethnic Group: Hispanic or Latino

Cohort Graduation Rate: 59.1%

Cohort Dropout Rate: 27.3%     

Percent receiving Free/ Reduced Lunch 70.4% 
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