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Oakland Technical High School

Oakland Technical High School

Founded in 1915, Oakland Technical High School (Oakland Tech) offers innovative, rigorous and supportive programs within small learning communities while bringing to life the spirit and diversity of a large, comprehensive high school.



  • All members of the Tech community will work cooperatively and communicate respectfully in a peaceful, safe and clean environment
  • All Tech students will strive to achieve high expectations, meet solid academic standards, and have equal access to an enriching curriculum that will enable them to reach their highest potential.
  • All Tech students will graduate with strong academic, vocational, and social skills, prepared to enter college, quality jobs and career training.


The Pillars of Oakland Tech give voice to our expectations and values as students, staff and community members. We all commit to hold ourselves and each other accountable to the following:

1. Positive Expression

We use our words to positively express ourselves and encourage each other, because we all deserve to be heard and respected.

2. Honor

We honor each other’s voices, beliefs and personal space because what is play or affection to one student can be harassment to another.

3. Focus

We commit to keeping each other focused because we can’t excel in our education if we’re disengaged and distracted by noise and side conversations.

4. Community

We collaborate to build a supportive community because a culture of connection and support makes us all stronger.



2014-15 enrollment and demographic information from the CDOE Web Site


Test Results:

Academic Performance Index (API) Reports from California Department of Education


These pillars state our values as students and staff of Oakland Technical High School.


The history of Oakland Tech is rich with accomplishments and contributions from 100 years of distinguished alumni and staff.


WASC Self-Study

During the '08-'09 school year, the Oakland Tech community participated in a self-study, the results of which are used by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges to award terms of accreditation.