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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Oceanside Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Oceanside, CA. It has 17,648 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1130
607 responses
Average ACT
24
183 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,648
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,414
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,050/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$68,652
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,674
National
$949
Median Home Value
$460,100
National
$184,700

Oceanside Unified School District Reviews

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I've been a student within this school district for my entire life, however I feel that my experience is completely based on my personal relationships with staff members as well as involvement with my school. For instance whenever there is an issue on campus regardless of grade level I've never had an issue with speaking to a member of administration. However I've heard from many peers that they've turned away from administration when trying to report various issues in campus. That being said most teachers, staff members and administrators are loving and caring of every respectful student they interact with. As a result this has given me the best experience with this school district. Furthermore the school district is also very open to change and willing to work with students and parents to create the best environment for everyone on every campus within the district.
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There is a lot of gangs in this school district. Education is mediocre at best. They have very little funding and all the books are at least ten years old. The teachers are overworked and underpaid, and there is no sense of motivation or drive for a better future. A lot of the students come from a tough background and only believe that their future and the brightest students are held back from their potential because of the lack of resources and drive in the district. There are a few good sports but not all of them are sufficiently funded.
My time at Oceanside High School has been fun and frustrating. For years I've had my differences with administration, as I believe they don't care for the students they care about themselves only. I have put up with many ridiculous teachers who truly had no control over the class or had no idea what they were doing. On the other hand I have also had amazing teachers who truly have a passion for teaching and have completely changed my outlook on life. The culture at OHS is very welcoming and I found it easy to get along with students. Classes can be rowdy if they are not AP.