NOCCS is a vibrant, diverse learning community driven by respect for each child's unique intelligence and history. The school's dynamic and challenging educational approach deepens the intellectual and social capacities of each child.
NOCCS is in the Longfellow Neighborhood of Oakland, right on the border with Emeryville.
Studies show that students work better in diverse environments, which enable them to concentrate and push themselves further when there are peers of other backgrounds working alongside them.
Here at NOCCS, diversity isn't just a buzzword. Diversity is at the core of our community, and we know the value it can bring to our students. We work hard to ensure a safe, inclusive, and equitable community for all.
Our economically and racially diverse student body represents the populations of the North Oakland, West Oakland, and Temescal neighborhoods, which our students call home. Fifty-six percent of NOCCS students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
I love that my child understands Frida Kahlo's whole life story -- her background, struggles, and identity well beyond the art she created.
OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF
Our teachers and staff care deeply about each and every student. NOCCS is a small school where students, staff, and teachers all know each other and develop lasting relationships.
OUR ADMIN TEAM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
You can learn more about the NOCCS Board of Directors and access agendas and meeting minutes via our online portal.
Pre-2018 agendas and meeting minutes can be found here.
Other Policy items:
Dr. Dickey is the Title IX/Gender Equity Coordinator for NOCCS, and more information can be found here
This is our Integrated Pest Management Plan
NOCCS also takes preventing child abuse and neglect seriously, Here is information about reporting suspected abuse and/or neglect also posted at school.
NOCCS works to make sure every student, staff member, and community member supporting the school is healthy. This is why we are conscious of signs of Cardiac Arrest Symptoms & Warning Signs
NOCCS is chartered by the Oakland Unified School District, and will give proper notice to the community should our accreditation or charter approval ever be revoked.
NOCCS employee conduct with all students is governed by the NOCCS Staff handbook, which represents the NOCCS Code of Conduct
NOCCS places all students by grade level for mathematics instruction. Students are assessed using the iReady computer-based assessment (from Curriculum and Associates) four times a year to determine further intervention or enrichments that may be necessary.
Information about state funding of NOCCS can be found here. The Education Protection Account information can be found at here for 2016-17 Spending, 2017-18 Spending, 2018-19 Spending, and 2018-19 Actuals.
NOCCS conflict of interest policy can be found here.
In order to grow “thoughtful, informed, and inquisitive citizens,” we know we've got to work together.
At NOCCS, we work together with you and your child to help shape their experience and help them become thoughtful, informed, and inquisitive citizens both at NOCCS and once they go out into the real world.