Our mission is to empower, inspire and ensure equitable opportunities for every student to thrive. We teach and nurture the whole child in an academically rigorous, collaborative and innovative environment.
The Live Oak School District was established in 1872 and currently serves approximately 1,900 students in three elementary schools, one middle school, one K-8 independent charter school, and one alternative school. The student population is 50% Hispanic, 31% White, 19% Other, 30% English learner, and 60% Socioeconomically disadvantaged.
We are very proud of our schools, teachers, students, and community and are especially excited by developments in recent years to further support our students' experiences. In 2016, Live Oak renewed a parcel tax to support school libraries, art, music, science, and physical activities; this fund will provide approx. $500,000 to schools for these purposes every year. Also in 2016, a new Boys and Girls club opened at Shoreline Middle School that is a result of a partnership between the Live Oak School District, Boys and Girls Club, and the County of Santa Cruz. In 2013, Live Oak was designated a "Playful City USA" community by KaBOOM! for its commitment to childhood play; and in 2013, Live Oak Elementary School won an Imagination Playground through a KaBOOM! grant/Facebook vote. These activities demonstrate the investment and excitement about living and learning in Live Oak that we hope will continue.
We are so excited to begin school in-person in the coming weeks, beginning with TK-1st grade students on Monday, March 22nd. During primary grade orientations this week, teachers and support staff were pleased to welcome back TK-1st grade students and their parents. Everyone practiced check-in procedures and saw first-hand all the COVID-19 protocols in place-- mask wearing, 6 foot distancing in classrooms and outdoors, HEPA air purifiers, handwashing and hand sanitizing stations. We look forward to orientations for our other grade levels followed by their reopening dates listed below. For daily start and end time, please see communication from your school principal based on your child’s grade level.
Our mission is to empower, inspire and ensure equitable opportunities for every student to thrive. We teach and nurture the whole child in an academically rigorous, collaborative and innovative learning environment.