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.
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!