Community Information

OUSD Site Transition Update

On September 22, the Oceanside Unified School District School Board voted to approve a petition to open a charter school of the arts for grades 7-12. As a companion, district administration proposed to open an arts-focused K-6 school. Both schools would be housed on the Jefferson Middle School campus and were anticipated to open in August 2016.


Members of the community have expressed concerns about the possible closing of Jefferson Middle School. Also, in taking preliminary steps towards the facility planning, we have discovered that it would be virtually impossible to complete the needed environmental reviews in time to open the schools in fall of 2016. As a result, the decision has been made to postpone the proposed opening of both schools by a year.


Community Conversations on this subject were scheduled to begin on November 16. These conversations will be rescheduled until we have additional information to share.


We look forward to working with students, parents, staff and the community over the next year on a plan for the transition of the Jefferson campus. 

OUSD School Site Changes and Transitions


The Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education approved a petition from the Orange County School of the Arts to open the California School of the Arts San Diego County (CSASDC). The school is an arts-focused school for students in grades 7-12. OUSD plans to open a companion K-6 arts school. Both schools would be housed on the current Jefferson Middle School campus, which will close as a middle school.


Please see below for the information shared at the September 22 Board meeting: