Welcome to Oceanside and the OUSD
The Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is a proud partner and supporter of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (MCBCP). Together, the district and the base are two of the largest employers and most important entities in the Oceanside community.
In an effort to strengthen and maintain this excellent collaborative partnership, and to help benefit the students and families stationed at MCBCP, the district is pleased to provide this Web page as a resource to our military families, particularly during such a challenging global period.
MCBCP is the Corps’ largest west coast expeditionary training facility and one of the busiest installations overseen by the Department of Defense. The base covers more than 200 square miles and provides housing to more than 38,000 military family members. A majority of the base housing units reside within OUSD attendance boundaries.
Each school year, as many as 2,500 military children attend one of three OUSD elementary base schools: North Terrace, Santa Margarita and Stuart Mesa. All three campuses have been named California Distinguished Schools by the State Board of Education, an honor bestowed on only five percent of the state’s schools! Secondary students are provided busing to Jefferson Middle School and Oceanside High School, just minutes from the base.
As you settle in to your new surroundings in North County, we hope you find this page useful in helping to locate services as your child begins his/her educational journey in our outstanding district. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our district office at 760-966-4000.
MCB Camp Pendleton School Liaison Office
The mission of the MCBCP School Liaison Officer is to coordinate educational support services to maximize opportunities for academic success for transitioning military children/youth. Liaisons foster quality education by working directly with the command, families, school districts and local communities. They also provide referral services to family support agencies aboard MCBCP and in the civilian community.
School Liaison Office
OUSD Elementary Schools Located on Camp Pendleton
The Oceanside Unified School District is proud to house three California Distinguished K-8 elementary schools on MCBCP.
Students residing on base wanting to attend a middle school and high school students are provided bus service to Jefferson Middle School and Oceanside High School, just minutes south of MCBCP.
For information on individual school sites, please click on the links below.
OUSD K-8 Elementary Base Schools
OUSD Middle and High Schools for MCBCP
In Step Family Care Programs
Family Care programs at Camp Pendleton focus on the needs of families by providing quality programs that support the continuum of active duty personnel and family members. Click In Step to access the site.
Family Care provides a full range of services and programs to help support parents:
Child Development Centers (CDCs)
School Age Care and Youth Programs, ages Kindergarten–18 years, attending high school
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Project FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress)
Military Child Education Coalition Honors OUSD with Pete Taylor Award
The outstanding partnership shared by the Oceanside Unified School District with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has earned OUSD the military’s 2009 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award. The OUSD Board of Education and Superintendent Larry Perondi traveled to Philadelphia, PA to receive the award at the annual MCEC national conference.
“The district is thrilled to receive this prestigious honor,” said Superintendent Perondi. “We are equally happy about continuing the tremendous relationship we share with our military community.”
Established in 2004, the award recognizes outstanding partnerships that exist between military installations and school districts. The award is designed to “foster the sharing of lessons learned and to recognize that goodness starts at the local level.”
Team of Advocates for Special Kids
TASK is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to reach their maximum potential by providing them, their families and the professionals who serve them with training, support, information, resources and referrals, and by providing community awareness programs. Click TASK for more information and resources.
SOAR: Student Online Achievement Resources
SOAR is an innovative program that makes it easy for parents to play an active role in their children’s education. SOAR is designed for military families and is easily accessible worldwide. Click SOAR for more information.