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School of Distinction

Oakland High School earned the 2017 School of Distinction for being in the top 5% of most improved schools in Washington state. Specifically, Oakland was one of the most improved high schools in English Language Arts and Mathematics achievement. Also, Oakland was recognized for having significantly improved its graduation rates over the past 5 years.

The foundation for this award was laid many years ago when the decision was made to remove the Alternative label. Oakland is no longer an alternative school, we are a small school with an alternative schedule. However, we still focus our recruitment of students to those who are struggling in the traditional high school setting.  Our students succeed far beyond the low expectations others have placed on many of them because of the Tacoma School District's vision and leadership, dedicated staff committed to building healthy relationships with students and families, and generous community partnerships. Oakland Eagles Soar and we are so proud of our students!