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The mission of Oakland High School is to provide an excellent education to all students in a safe environment so that each student has a foundation for pursuing personal and social growth and high academic achievement.
Oakland High School (also known as O-High and OHS) is a public high school in California. Established in 1869, it is the oldest high school in Oakland and the sixth oldest high school in the state.
Oakland High School has over 1,800 students, 39% are Asian, including students of Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Filipino, Mien, and Laotian descent. Another 38% of students are African American, 21% of students are Latino or Hispanic, 1% are white and 1% are of two or more ethnicities.
Oakland High School boasts more than 40 student-run clubs and 24 sports. From the Hip Hop Club to the Math Club and soccer to badminton, OHS has something for everyone. Oakland High is proud to offer six intra-school academies: the Environmental Sciences Academy, Visual Arts Magnet Program, the Public Health Academy, AVID, Social Justice, and Project Lead the Way (engineering). There is also a thriving World Language department open to all students regardless of their Academy or Pathway interests, which includes Cantonese, French and Spanish.