Oakland Technical High School is a microcosm of the city it calls home. We are a vibrant multicultural and multilingual community of more than 2,000 students, 100 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.


Oakland Tech’s mission is to be a thriving and inclusive community that prepares students for college and career success by providing the supports, services and programs they need to be academically, socially and emotionally responsible in school and in their communities.


  • Established: 1914
  • School Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Mascot: Bobo the Bulldog
  • Student Population: 2000+
  • Demographics (figures rounded):
    • 64% Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
    • 17% English Language Learners
    • 10% Special Needs Students
    • 35% African American
    • 23% White
    • 19% Asian
    • 10% Latino
    • 4% Other
  • Two Campuses:
    • Main campus at 4351 Broadway provides 82 classrooms, an auditorium, two gymnasiums, a dance room and library.
    • Upper campus at 5263 Broadway Terrace (5 blocks up Broadway) provides eight classrooms, a computer lab and a work center for the Fashion, Art and Design Academy.
  • Academic Pathway Academies: 5
  • Honors and Advanced Placement Courses: 23


  • 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:

OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or equity or compliance with Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). BOARD POLICY 0410. BOARD POLICY 1312.3. BOARD POLICY 4030. BOARD POLICY 5143.3. BOARD POLICY 5145.7. Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at www.ousd.org/ombudsperson, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.

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