Fast Facts

OUSD Fast Facts

OUSD Mission: The mission of the Oceanside Unified School District is to ensure that every student graduates and has the ability to succeed in the global community.

OUSD Boundaries: The district covers approximately 66 square miles. It is bordered on the west along the Pacific Ocean, south on Vista Way, east on College Boulevard, and along the north at Camp Pendleton.  

Schools: As of the 2015-16 school year, the district operates 23 school sites serving nearly 20,000 students.

  • 16   Elementary schools
  •   4   Middle schools
  •   2   Comprehensive high schools
  •   1   Alternative high school  

Enrollment: The OUSD is one of 42 public school districts located in San Diego County. Based on its enrollment, it is classified as a large-scale district.  

Student Ethnic Distribution:

Ethnicity # of Students Percentage
Hispanic 11,330 55%
Caucasian 5,474 27%
African American 1,624 8%
Filipino 687 3%
Pacific Islander 541 2.6%
Asian 468 2%
Native American 147 1%

Data Source: CDE Website (Dataquest), Ethnic 08 report    

Employees: The district employs more than 2,000 individuals in its certificated, classified and administrative ranks. 

Budget: The preliminary general operating fund budget for the 2015-16 school year is roughly $200 million. 

Modernization and Bonds: In June 2008, Oceanside voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition H (71% vote), a $195 million school bond measure. The monies generated from this bond will allow the district to continue the modernization process for 16 campuses, a renovation program that began with the passing of Proposition G (69% vote) in 2000, a $125 million measure.  

School Age Attendance Requirements: California Ed. Code 48200 requires school attendance for all children between the ages of 6 and 18. Kindergarten is considered part of the regular school program. A child must be 5 years of age or older on or before September 1 to attend kindergarten, and must be 6 years old on or before September 1 to attend first grade.  

Special Education: Direct and support services are provided for students with disabilities ages 3 to 21. School teams collaborate with families to offer quality learning experiences.

District Administration:  

Superintendent Duane Coleman 760-966-4020
Assoc. Superintendent, Business Chris Wright 760-966-4047
Associate Superintendent, Human Resources Cheri Sanders 760-966-4002
Associate Superintendent, Education Services Dr. Chris Hurst 760-966-4003