Oak Grove School District has a total student enrollment of 10,628 from grades TK-8. There are 16 elementary schools and 3 intermediate schools. Four out of nineteen schools receive Title I funds. The size of the school ranges from the highest (905) student enrollment to the lowest (440) student enrollment. About 19% of the district’s students are white (not Hispanic), 49% are Hispanic, 20% are Asian or Pacific Islander, 4% are African American while 8% are in other categories including biracial. The percentage of English Learners is 29% representing 60 languages spoken in the district. Forty-five percent of the students qualify for the free and reduced-price school lunch. Ten percent of the students receive special education services.
Oak Grove core values are:
|Student Learning-||We value a safe, nurturing, child-centered environment in which student learning is the major focus.|
|Positive Interdependence-||We value a cooperative environment of mutual support, teamwork, shared responsibility, and success.|
|Quality Performance-||We value commitment to creativity, innovation, initiative, continuous growth, and a strong work ethic.|
|Integrity-||We value ethical and honest interactions.|
|Respect-||We value and respect the individual differences and diversity of our students, employees, and community.|
Subsequent to setting core values and the vision statements, four critical areas of focus were determined (empowered employees, image, redesign, and community involvement). Strategies were developed to lead the District to the attainment of the identified goals in each critical area. The success of the students, parents, and District is measured by identified standards and criteria (including performance rubrics) on six elements. The six vision elements which serve to focus District actions and decisions are as follows:
|Communication-||Communication is the clear and concise exchange of information, ideas, and feelings in a non-threatening environment where all persons of the district and community at large are involved.|
|Student Success-||The successful student is a responsible, cooperative, productive member of the school and community who is focused and engaged in lifelong learning. Students have attained mastery of academics, developed critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills and are prepared to make a positive, productive contribution to society.|
|Total Quality Instruction-||Total Quality Instruction (TQI) provides balanced curriculum to all students; adapts to student needs using a variety of instructional strategies; enables students to access, analyze, and communicate information; ensures equal access to needed resources; constructs student-centered environment which enables maximum lifelong learning promoting social responsibility; values and supports the instructional role of parents and community in student success. The most important interaction in any educational institution is between teacher and student.|
|Maximum Use of Resources-||Maximum use of resources will incorporate time, money, and materials into an efficiently planned program to best utilize people and facilities.|
|Exemplary Staff-||A group of diverse, caring people contributing to a common goal, self-motivated and dedicated to providing for each child a comprehensive education.|
|Innovative Spirit-||Developing a community of learners through collaborative partnerships (district employees, parents, students, and community) where everyone is free to risk in a dynamic and supportive environment inspiring a contagious enthusiasm for highly creative endeavors.|
Oak Grove School District’s focus is driven by the Five-Year Plan that identifies short, intermediate, and long-term goals. First and foremost in all activities is the safety of students as well as student success in the areas of math and reading/language arts. Further, Districtwide goals have been identified relative to schools meeting their API/AYP as well by the number of schools that have been identified as distinguished. Student performance goals have been integrated into the state and federal accountability systems. Annually, the Five-Year Goals are updated and the District Vision Advisory Committee (DVAC) reviews the core values, the vision, and the annual goals.
The district is located in the southeastern corner of San Jose, California bounded by Capitol Expressway to the north, Canoas Creek to the west, Bernal Road to the south and the foothills to the east.