Dear Oak Grove Staff and Communities:
Welcome to the new school year! We are glad to have you as part of our Oak Grove community and hope you are looking forward to the new academic year. As we open the new school year, I wish everyone the greatest success in his or her educational journey.
We are so proud that two of Oak Grove Middle Schools (Bernal and Herman/AdVENTURE) received the award for California Distinguished School. We are proud of the hard work, dedication and accomplishments of Bernal and Herman/AdVENTURE. Congratulations!
The East Side Alliance, which Oak Grove is a part of, has a partnership with CORE allowing our schools to benchmark with schools across the state with similar demographics. Twelve of our schools were recognized with the CORE District Academic Growth Awards for having the greatest impact on student achievement in the English Language Arts, math or both subjects. Parkview and Herman were recognized as having High Impact Academic Growth for having three years of high academic growth where students are making gains faster than similar students have. Christopher, Edenvale, Frost, Hayes, Ledesma, Miner, Oak Ridge, Sakamoto, Stipe, and Taylor were recognized for one year of high impact growth.
Oak Grove Elementary Schools: Baldwin, Hayes and Parkview were named Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll schools for their high achievement in student success. The program sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Educational Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes.
We were able to reclassify 361 students from Limited English Proficiency to Fully English Proficient in 2019, which was double the number from the previous year. In addition, we were able to reduce the number of Long Term English Language Learners by 6%.
Due to the popularity of our Dual Language program, TWBI @ Del Roble we expanded our language offerings with a TWBI Transitional Kindergarten @ Edenvale and Kindergarten – 1st Grade @ Christopher.
Education can change the world, and we have an opportunity to contribute to that change at our schools and with our students. I am confident that by working together we can build inclusive, innovative and strong communities to provide our students with an excellent educational experience. I look forward to seeing our students and communities as I visit school sites and programs this year. Welcome to Oak Grove School District.!
Jose L. Manzo