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1 Pirates Cove Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

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(760) 901-8200
(760) 757-2419
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4 stars
Based on 40 ratings

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April 25, 2014
My daughter went her for her 9 and some 10 and she hated everyday that she went! She would always want to got to school before and after she started Oceanside it was a struggle for her to go. I can't believe that this school could have had this many stars when I have had so many problems with it. It was so bad for her that our son refuses to attend this school when he goes to high school.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
Love this school!! hidden gem of Oceanside, my Son has a great GPA, staff is really focused on the whole student not just pushing them through, College bound, Proud Dad!!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2010
My son goes to OHS and loves it.He has maintain a high GPA and has excel in his sports.He talks very highly of his teachers and his coaches. I am very pleased with the experience of such a wonderful school.It is what you make of it and i highly recommend this school.Many get people have came out of OHS and one day this family will give back.God bless the Pirates.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
I can tell parents this school is one of the best! I love it I graduated from it and am still proud to say that I am a pirate lady still! go pirates!

- submitted by a community member
March 29, 2009
I'm a sophmore at Oceanside High School. This school has great teachers and many activities. Right now I'm in Future teachers club, Jr. Civitan club, and show choir. This school has many graduates going to college. I think it is the best high school in San Diego County.

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2008
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October 13, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating June 12, 2008
i had attended this school for my freshman and half my sophmore year. i absolutely loved this school, it was always fun and i looked forward to attending school everyday.

- submitted by a student
May 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 19, 2008
I am a parent of 5 pirates and grandparemt of 5 more pirates. I have worked for this school for over 30 years and enjoy every moment. It's a great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
August 07, 2007
I only went to this school for my Freshman year. Due to my dad retiring from the Military and getting a job elsewhere we had to move. Oceanside is a really great school though, I love it. Go Pirates!

- submitted by a former student
October 13, 2006
I love this school! I`m really sad beacause I moved and I had to leave 0ceanside behind! I love 0ceanside and miss it very much... Hopefully I`m back next year! Go pirates!

- submitted by a former student
August 24, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 18, 2006
The school was pretty good when my son went there.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2006
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January 06, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 05, 2005
Oceanside High School offers an eduaction that is exceptional which is in a very diverse city making the school diverse. This school has a friendly environment and presents students with equal opportunities to succeed.

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September 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
This is a great school. Its in a 'ruffer' area of Oceanside, but the school is fabulous. I would reccommend highly. You get out of a program what you ask from it. This school has many programs and support. A+

- submitted by a administrator
August 03, 2005
Good school. It has change a lot from the last couple of years. It seems they have better supervision now.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
I am a former OHS student and I have to say that this is a high-quality school. The teachers there are very dedicated to their teaching and their students. OHS not only teaches you academics, but also teaches you about life, being part of a diverse democratic society, and post-high school pathways.

- submitted by a former student
June 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 20, 2005
I think this is a good school, they have good activities for everyone to do and the teachers show a sincere effort to make things fun.

- submitted by a student
April 09, 2005
this is my first year as a student at ohs and i really like it. students who like to excel in academics can take ap classes at 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, and these classes are open to pretty much anyone who can try. a lot of extracircular activities and electives for students to be in. not sure about the parent activity, but i know during back to school night a know a lot of classrooms were filled.

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 22, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 03, 2004
My child has been in several schools (mostly in washington state} well any way he has had a major improvement sence he started at Oceanside High School, the teachers really do care and want to help him and the other children. My son has always had teachers that would just push him through the loop holes and cracks, they just didnt really care. My child is now in football and is excited to go to school. I love the way his teachers helped him and have kept me involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2004
I think that it is sad to see that the security here is so bad this school trys to run it's school like a military camp and they yell at our kids. I will try to do everything to stop this public school from doing this.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2004
Could not ask for a better school! The entire faculty is truly interested in each student and their families. OHS has a negative reputation and does not have a lot of money for new uniforms etc. but it has what is most important Guidence, Support, Love, Understanding. The entire staff is willing to do anything to help each student be the best they can be and get the best out of what the school has to offer. It does not matter what you look like, what you have, our age,or even when you graduated. OHS is one big family! It is the best all around for the students. The Principal, teachers,counselors, security everyone that works on campus really cares!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
June 27, 2004
School is improving a lot. Remodeling has not only done a face lift for the site but also for the school. The teachers and principal are wonderful and really care for the students. The different ethnic backgrounds do not seem to be a real problem.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2004
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- submitted by a student
January 29, 2004
I've been attending Oceanside High School for four years now and I love it. The people are great. The teachers do actually try to make staudents see life from all different view pionts, not just a certain prospective like other schools. As far as racism goes, everyone knows each other and there is not a discrimination of any race. The diversity is what makes our school unique and there are many other people who agree.

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2004
I've been attending OHS for the last 3 years, I love this school! As a freshman I feared going to high school but once I got there it was the coolest experience I've ever had. The people there are awesome, you are accepted by everyone, there are no loners, no one is singled out. The teachers are always trying new methods of teaching to involve the studetns and that creates a great environment to learn, I know many of my friends actually like going to school there because they enjoy being there. In fact some kids transfer here and they hate coming to the school, due to the reputation it has been given, but as they near the end of their stay at OHS they don't want to leave.

- submitted by a student
December 30, 2003
There couldn't be a better school. One year there, and I fell in love with it. As well as academic learning, this school makes you very street smart, not from the teachers, but from the students.

- submitted by a former student
December 20, 2003
Oceanside is a very good school. The reason that you hear terrible things about it are because people go the extra mile to point those out than the good things. The school has many great teachers, administrators and I wish I was still there.

- submitted by a former student
December 06, 2003
Oceanside high school is a bad school with racial discimination against whites. There is a lot of gang related activities. I will not be returnung my child to this school, but instead to El Camino High School were the enviornment is great and it has a beter reputaion, being a distinguised school

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
Oceanside High School has a very diverse population and it is one of the many qualities I love about this school. There are no gang problems. The students that believe that this is a gang school should not attend Oceanside High School because racism is not what this school is all about. The students here are part of a special student body that appreciate all races and cultures and do not judge each other by their income or race. My child who graduated from Oceanside and all her friends attend high ranked four year universities plus my child got accepted to every school she applied. Her SAT scores were very high as well as her ACT. The honor classes, IB and AP classes have small class sizes with excellent teachers. The counselors are involved and care about every student. The only thing Oceanside has a problem with is their test scores. A large population at Oceanside High School are limited English speaking students. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out if you can't read the test you can't score very high but people continue to think this is not a valid reason to score poorly. Where did they go to high school that they cannot figure this out? The faculty strives to do better in all areas and to work with the diverse student body at the high school. My child received the best eduaction possible, is thriving in college and also has learned to live with the many differences in our society today. What more can you ask for from a high school. As for boring teachers, they are everywhere. I hear that complaint from every school in the area but I can say my daughter had very few boring teachers and most of her teachers were a huge influence and motivation to continue her education.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
This school is great. The principle is excellent and makes a point to introduce himself to parents, students when he meets them at various events, meetings, etc. He shows a genuine interest in the students and this attitude has trickled over to his staff who also have shown an increase in interest for the students than in previous years. The principle shows up at sporting events, etc. to show support for his students and shows his staff appreciation for their involvement also. Unfortunately, OHS gets all the bad publicity when, in fact the other high school is the won that is involved in lunchtime riots, gang problems, lockdowns. The most important fact I'd like to share here is that my child thinks this school is fantastic, is very involved, and enjoys attending every day. This gives me a great feeling of pride for this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I attended Oceanside High School. I saw it all from a students point of veiw. our Principal has really turned the school around. if not for (El Camino)biased press around Oceanside, our school would have a lot more respect. the teachers are not the problem, monotonous teaching is not the problem, the problem is in the reputaion. you only hear bad things about the school. but in reality, the school has a wonderful staff. there is a wide varity in curriculum choices. and many oppurtunities for extra curriculars. and as for it being a 'gang school', completly false. it has no more gang involvement than any other school. at one time it may have been. but that is changed. seriously, if you have the choice, try Oceanside. you wont be dissapointed.

- submitted by a former student
July 28, 2003
I have been to both high schools in Oceanside and really love Oceanside High. When I walk on the campus I am welcomed. The principal always makes himself available and all the teachers and kids are very nice. Less gangs here than the other school. And what a beautiful campus. State of the art technology. Teachers have many years of teaching so they know there materials. 20 kids to a classroom. I love this school and so does my child. I would recommend this school to anybody.

- submitted by a parent
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Oceanside High School
1 Pirates Cove Way, Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 901-8200
Last modified Oceanside High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oceanside High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top