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About Us

A safe, welcoming place to learn

Oak-Land has transformed from a junior high to a middle school serving students in grades 6-8 with hands-on and engaging learning experiences. Students are encouraged to explore their interests and passions in each subject throughout the day. Middle school students have unique needs, and we’re here to support them every step of the way as they transition into adolescence and adulthood.

Real-World Experiences

Learning is made more meaningful and engaging with:

  • Integrated learning opportunities
  • Hands-on projects
  • Real-world problem solving
  • Digital devices and technology
  • Community experts
  • 4Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking, Creativity

Personalized Learning

Learning is personalized based on each student’s strengths, passions and unique needs:

  • Exploratory experiences
  • Advisory programming
  • Community service activities
  • Project-based learning
  • Clubs, activities, sports and more

Caring Relationships

Students get to know one another and develop meaningful relationships with staff through:

  • Teaming of teachers and students
  • Academic and wellness counseling
  • Intervention teachers (English learners, math/reading support and more)
  • Strong community partnerships

Our Students Excel

seventeen point two percent

above state average in math proficiency.    

twelve point five percent

above state average in reading proficiency.

forty percent

of our students have a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

Oak-Land Offers Big Opportunities, Personalized

  • Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) student mentor and anti-bullying program
  • Student council and honor society
  • Special education services
  • Gifted/Talented clustering in core classes
  • Award-winning choir, band and orchestra
  • AVID (for study skills and college prep)
  • Project Lead the Way (science, technology, enginering and math)
  • Cultures and world languages
  • Art and design
  • Independent computer exploration
  • Makerspace lab and video production studio
  • Community service projects
  • Oak-Land is home to the medically-complex district-wide cluster program

I appreciate the content, as well as the fact that my children are allowed to progress at a faster rate than others in the same class. This keeps them motivated and engaged rather than dumbing down the lesson to a level which would not stimulate them. Also, it allows other children to progress at his/her pace rather than attempting to move at a pace beyond their ability.PARENT COMMENT

Activities For All 

There is something for everyone to do before or after school – from music and drama to math club and robotics.

More than 63% of our students are involved in school activities

Support and Assistance

As kids transition into adolescence and adulthood, they need more support than ever. Our staff includes administrators, a School Resource Officer, counselors and a variety of individuals to provide support.

We also partner with community resources to provide students with whatever they need to succeed - from mental health support to assistance with medical care, access to food and more.

Get Involved

Parents are encouraged to get involved in Oak-Lands' PTA. The group meets monthly. 

Our Staff help make Oak-Land Great!

seventy percent
of our teachers have a master's degree or higher
seventy five percent
of our teachers have more than 10 years of experience 
ninety percent
of students believe that teachers care about them