Oceana High School is a 2009 California Distinguished School in the Jefferson Union High School District, which…More covers Pacifica, Daly City, Brisbane and Colma. A segment of schools are selected by the California Department of Education (CDE) for the award based on a written application showcasing a school's curriculum and programming, followed by a visit from a CDE evaluation team. </p>
<p>Block scheduling--meaning students on average have just three classes a day--at Oceana High aids teachers and students alike in projects-based and hands on learning rather than just fact memorization or the use of textbooks and worksheets.</p>
<p>Oceana High offers its students an array of extracurricular activities and sports teams in which to participate. The revamped Oceana Pool, now called the Jean E. Brink Swimming Pool, had its grand re-opening on August 28. The pool is open to use by the public through the Pacifica Parks Beaches & Recreation Department. </p>
<p>According to the state, Oceana High is one of the 25 most diverse schools in California. A survey taken during the 2008-2009 school year showed that 7% of students were African American, 35% were Caucasian, 0.62% were Native American, 11.47% were Asian, 2% were Filipino, 21% were Hispanic, Other 0.25%, 1.74%were Arabic, 0.8% were Pacific Islander, and 0.12% were Indian. One quarter of one percent of students listed themselves as "other."</p>
<p>In 2007, 58% of graduating seniors at Oceana attended a junior college, 28% higher than the state average. 11% attended the University of California, 3% higher than the state average and 18% of Juniors and Seniors passed their AP exams, 9% lower than the state average. </p>
<p>In the subjects of English/Language Arts, Biology, Geometry, Algebra, U.S. History and 10th grade Life Science, Oceana High School had less advanced students, according to state standardized tests, in all subjects but English/Language Arts and Life Sciences compared with a statewide average.</p>
<p>Oceana did not meet its API schoolwide growth target for the 2008-2009 school year, and in fact fell 12 points from the previous school year. </p>
<p>Teachers at Oceana High School have an average of 8 years experience, four years less than the county average and five years less than the state average. </p>
El Grano De Oro 1710 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA94044 This popular local Mexican restaurant is known as "The Burrito Shop" by locals. El Grano De Oro serves a delicious…More assortment of Mexican food staples such as burritos, nachos and enchiladas. Conveniently located across Oceana High School, El Grano De Oro is a favorite among local students and residents alike.
Hair Razors 1600 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA94044 Offering quality hair service for over 50 years, Hair Razors has been a part of the Pacifica community for decades. The…More hair salon offers highlights, lowlights, perms and many hairstyle choices. Hair Razors also does makeup for women and grooming for men. It is located right across the street from Oceana High, making it a good place for students to get an after-school haircut.
Good Shepherd Catholic School offers students in kindergarten through eighth grade a private education -- including…More religious training, computer training, laboratory science, music instruction and physical education -- in an intimate setting. Other classes include public speaking, outdoor education and conversational Spanish classes (for junior high students). </p>
<p>Students may also participate in Catholic Youth Organization basketball and volleyball teams in the onsite gymnasium, and the school hosts a variety of extracurricular activities and contests.</p>
<p>Before- and after-school care and a daily lunch program are available. </p>
<p>Tuition at Good Shepherd ranges from around $6,000 to $16,000 annually, depending on the number of children a family enrolls at the school and how much the family participates in its children's education through service hours and fundraising events, among other activities. Financial aid is available.</p>
<p>Call or visit the school's website for more details. </p>