My oldest daughter is a 2011 graduate of Oceana High School. The school is under the wonderful leadership of Ms. Caro Pemberton. The school is much smaller than the other high schools available to Daly City residents and that is a definite plus. The curriculum prepared my daughter well for moving
... Read more onto college. The study habits she developed during her time at Oceana served her well in her college studies. Small community feel, caring teachers, block schedules, and supportive administrators all contribute to an outstanding high school experience. We are so pleased with Oceana that we plan to send our younger daughter there as well. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/15/13
Ocean High School, when it comes to the curriculum i am amazed. It defiantly improves the skills of the students and fits the description of a college prep high school. But more importantly the staff and teachers are amazing, some more than others. For instance the vice principles of the school are horrible
... Read more but the principle herself is amazing. The principal is fit for her position and i could not describe how amazing she is. Although the two vice principals are absolutely horrible especially the female one. She is very discriminating and quick to judge , i would say she is very unfit to be in her position on work and should be removed. The male vice principal is a little better but couldn't care less of the students. He has favorites and is also quick to judge and has no faith in the kids what so ever. Other than the two vice principals, the school proves to help improve the skills of the students to benefit them in their lives ahead. But all this means nothing unless the two vice principals are removed from the school. They do not fit the rest of the staff for they are the only two who honestly do not have faith in the children and are very quick to judge. Read less
Posted by a other on 02/27/13
My daughter just graduated from Oceana and she loved it. The small student body allows for great communication between teachers and students. Teachers, counselors, and staff are very supportive and committed to helping the students succeed. Her graduating class wasn't clicky like a lot of high schools
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Posted by a parent on 08/16/11
The school is in San Francisco Bay Area,,,,but is small enough that the teachers can and do have the time for healthy one on one interactions with the students. The school is great, encourages students to particapate in their education......and it has a breath taking view !!!
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Posted by a parent on 10/11/10
The kids are known by names,not just a number and the teachers really care about each student. The kids feel safe. They try to instill school pride with fun activities.
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Posted by a parent on 10/10/10
I'm currently a Sophomore enrolled at Oceana High School and I absolutely love it. High School is what you make it, and I choose to make it fun. The Project bases curriculum gets students ready for college, the Exhibitions help us write long essays efficiently, and the Staff is supportive. With great
... Read more teachers that not only teach well, but care about your personal life are the teachers that make a difference in your academic life. My grades used to be Bs and Cs, but now I have straights As with determination and hard work. Oceana has gave me the foundation of my academic life, and the foundation to be who I want to be. Thank you Oceana. Read less
Posted by a student on 05/11/10
The Teachers are very much involved in their student's well being and are knowlegeable.
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Posted by a parent on 05/10/10
Oceana is a best kept Norcal secret. Funky, foggy little open-air school, on a hill overlooking the ocean. All the attentiveness of a private school, with the progressive curriculum of a charter. Oceana has the Highest API scores in the district, and is a distinguished college prep that puts the learning
... Read more needs and creativity of children before test scores. This school has been awarded for excellence in interim programs, student mentoring, human rights, and project based curriculum. Oceana reflects the best of our bay, progressive, creative and community oriented. It has risen to a 5 star school, with grads getting into some of the best colleges. Its a safe and nurturing school, thats becoming a model for the rest of the area. The staff is very dedicated as well, although not a lot of competitive sports.Schools with this cache rarely have the cultural or socio-ec diversity of Oceana. Its refreshing to Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/13/09
Oceana is a great school! They are actually pioneering school reform with a social justice & arts curriculum. I transfered my son from a coveted spot at Lowell in SF. he was miserable at lowell with the pressure, snooty cliques and large class sizes. he loves his teachers at Oceana, the heated pool
... Read more and student artwork thats around the campus. He has 2 mentors that really made the difference. School is highly involved community activism. Probably one of the best college preps, close-knit, with a very engaged and progressive faculty. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/12/09
A college prepatory, for creative students. School just won 2 state excellence awards for their senior exhibition and interim programs. The small class size, progressive curriculum and highly involved staff offer a private, charter school experience. Project-based learning, creative arts, and an emphasis
... Read more on community service make graduates ready for college and life. This little school in sleepy pacifica is a true gem. Teachers actually know the students names. What a concept! Best HS in Northern Penninsula. Read less
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Pacifica schools — Oceana High School is located at 401 Paloma Ave, Pacifica CA 94044. 401 Paloma Ave is in the 94044 ZIP code in Pacifica, CA The school district for Oceana High School is the Jefferson Union High School District. Oceana High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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