We are a vibrant multicultural and multilingual community of more than 2,000 students, nearly 200 dedicated educators and staff and thousands of passionate alumni and supporters.
We have taught and inspired generations of Oakland youth since our founding in 1914. Today we stand at the forefront of creating highly effective small learning communities –– schools within the school that both energize and focus student education. We are the home of the Bulldogs and have always been — and always will be — Bulldog proud!
Oakland Tech has a long history of offering innovative, rigorous and supportive programs and continues to improve and expand each of them. Our vision is for an equitable and inclusive school community that supports all members to achieve their potential. We aim for:
As a result of the education they receive at Oakland Tech, all students will become …
Effective communicators who demonstrate proficiency in writing, reading, listening, speaking, and presenting. Indicators:
Skillful users of technology who access, organize, process, and evaluate information in both traditional and digital formats from a variety of sources. Indicators:
Problem-solvers who use algebra and other mathematical strategies to solve both theoretical and real-world problems. Indicators:
Active participants in a career-building/college-going culture who possess a toolkit of skills and information that leads to college admission and entry to interesting careers. Indicators:
Contributors to the community who live with integrity, show respect for others and exhibit good citizenship. Indicators:
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:
Tech was recently awarded a silver medal by the CA California PBIS Coalition — a network of State Education Leaders, County Offices, School Districts and Schools — for implementing multi-tier frameworks though Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS). We are delighted to have been recognized for our hard work and commitment toward implementing PBIS with fidelity and creating the conditions to maximize academic and social behavioral outcomes for ALL students.