Oak Ridge Elementary school is one of the Superintendent’s Priority Schools. As a Priority School, we are focused on developing effective common practices, innovative instructional approaches and a shared belief that all students can and will succeed. Our staff provides meaningful and engaging learning experiences to all students.
Culturally-Responsive Teaching and learning practices are used throughout the campus. A balanced literacy approach helps all students acquire literacy through a variety of high-quality and high-interest texts. The Oak Ridge staff is committed to increasing the achievement of all students. We believe that every child has the right to a personalized quality instructional experience designed for achievement at the highest possible level.
4501 Martin L. King Jr. Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95820
I Got Caught Attending School is a joint effort with SCUSD, KSFM 102.5, and Natomas Walmart to increase attendance rates in our elementary schools. Recently, students at Oak Ridge Elementary and Nicholas Elementary were surprised with T-shirts and a classroom visit — awards for exemplary attendance.
Those “caught” are: Antonio Ortiz, Ian Saephan and Siree Echeverria from Nicholas; and Lauren Valdez, Mekhi Hawkins and Paulina Ochoa from Oak Ridge.
California policymakers and other decision makers saw first-hand the benefits and challenges of providing farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to Sacramento students during a tour of Oak Ridge Elementary’s school garden on Tuesday morning.
The tour was hosted by the University of California, Division of Agriculture and National Resources’ Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. Its goal is to bolster support for farm-to-school grants.
Funding for those grants is currently included in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which is expiring.
Oak Ridge Elementary School teacher Stephanie Smith is one of two area educators selected as Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2016.
The Sacramento County Office of Education announced the selection of Smith and Jennifer Ruby of the Robla School District during a recognition dinner earlier this month.
Smith teaches a third and fourth grade loop at Oak Ridge Elementary. She is a teacher consultant with the Area 3 Writing Project at UC Davis, a teacher presenter with the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project and a member of Oak Ridge’s School Garden Team.
SCUSD’s Child Development Department is currently enrolling children in its free five-week Kindergarten Readiness Summer Academy, available at 10 elementary schools.
The Kindergarten Readiness Summer Academy program provides kindergarten readiness learning opportunities for youngsters with limited or no preschool experience, English Language Learners and children with a range of developmental abilities.
Programs will operate Monday through Thursday (July 1 to July 30) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The quarterly Reading Rally at Oak Ridge Elementary School last month came to a sweet ending: Every student received a cupcake courtesy of Icing on the Cupcake.
The multipurpose room boomed as students chanted “We love books.” The Mighty Oaks cheered for their classmates as they participated in games such as “pin the pigeon on the school bus.” Students were awarded with prizes that included books, art supplies, gift cards, movie passes and bikes.The Oak Ridge students earned nearly 8,000 Accelerated Reader points, which is double the 4,000-point goal set last year.
Oak Ridge Elementary School teacher Stephanie Smith’s passion for building relationships with her students goes far beyond her classroom walls.
Since 2009, Smith has participated in SCUSD’s Parent Teacher Home Visit Project (PTHVP). She writes eloquently about her commitment to visiting families at their homes in “Would You Walk Through My Door?”, an article published in this month’s Educational Leadership.The magazine’s May 2013 issue focuses on “The Faces of Poverty.”
Parents of Oak Ridge Elementary School second and third graders met with their children’s teachers last month to set goals for what their children will learn in the hours spent at home, a discussion prompted by a newly launched family engagement program.
City Year sponsored a Day of Service at Oak Ridge Elementary School on Saturday, June 2. Volunteers braved temperatures soaring into the upper 90s to paint murals, restripe basketball courts and add color to the hop scotch games. City Year corps members, Oak Ridge staff, more AT&T employees and representatives from City Councilman Jay Schenirer’s office rolled up their sleeves to spruce up and add flare to the campus. Oak Ridge students were excited to return from the weekend and discover the fresh new look. Special thanks to City Year for coordinating Sacramento’s first-ever City Year Community Day of Service.
Oak Ridge Elementary School was buzzing with excitement at its Multicultural Fair on May 23. Hundreds of students, families and staff feasted on tasty treats from around the world in a school-wide potluck. After eating dinner, families enjoyed some amazing art. Every classroom contributed to the displays. The art included story cloths from Laos, beautiful birds from Mexico and colorful sugar skulls celebrating the memories of loved ones.
The Oak Ridge school community then gathered for multicultural performances. Students took the stage to participate in a traditional Mexican dress fashion show, Hmong dance and Chinese Ribbon Dance. Families were delighted when Ballet Folklorico El Milagro took the stage to perform six dances. The evening culminated with Umoja Productions performing a series of African dance and drum numbers. What a great evening celebrating the rich cultures of Oak Ridge!
April 20 officially marked the successful completion of Parents As Partners in Schools (PAPS) first cohort! The second cohort is currently in full swing and will be completed in the next few weeks! PAPS provides parents and community members the opportunity to learn more about being involved in their child’s education, becoming an effective advocate for their child’s needs, gaining leadership skills and improving communication to have effective parent-teacher relationships.
The cafeteria of Oak Ridge Elementary School was transformed into a “Five Star Restaurant” on March 28 with the help of midtown chef Patrick Mulvaney. The elegant evening of dining was conceived, designed and executed by a group of fifth-grade students as part of an after-school entrepreneurial program sponsored by the group Miracles and Milestones. Keynote speakers at the event were Mark Otero, the founder of KlickNation and a self-described “serial entrepreneur,” and City Councilman Jay Schenirer.
Beginning March 1, 24 of our after-school educational and learning enrichment programs will begin serving an estimated 2,500 “supper” meals daily through the At-Risk After-School Supper Program pilot. The meal is in addition to the snack previously provided to students attending after-school programs that run as late as 6 p.m. Suppers will be served between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the snack later.
Supper pilot sites are: John Still Elementary, Freeport, Rosa Parks, Edward Kemble, Cesar Chavez, Parkway, Pacific, Fern Bacon, Woodbine, Harkness, C.P. Huntington, Maple, Nicholas, Ethel I. Baker, PS-7, Fruit Ridge, Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny, C.B. Wire, Elder Creek, Albert Einstein, Washington, Jedediah Smith and Peter Burnett.
The suppers are funded by the USDA and administered by the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division. High-poverty schools (more than 50 percent of the students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch) are eligible. Reimbursement for at-risk after-school snacks has been available since the 1990s. However, reimbursement for at-risk after-school suppers was formerly available only in a few states. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296) expanded the availability for at-risk after-school meals to all states.
SCUSD provides part day State funded preschool for eligible parents. The family monthly income must be under a certain amount.
If you would like to enroll in the State Preschool program please contact one of our two registration center Hiram Johnson Family Education Center, 3535 65th Street, (916) 277-7151;or Capital City Child Development Center, 7220 24th Street, (916) 433-2736.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated neighborhood school based on where the student lives, as long as the school offers the services the student needs. Each neighborhood school has a defined geographic boundary and is intended to serve the students who live within that geographic boundary.
Go to our Attendance Area page for more information about school boundaries, attendance maps and our neighborhood school locator.
Superintendent Raymond launched the Priority Schools program in the spring of 2010 to accelerate the rate of student learning in low-performing, high-poverty schools. Six schools were initially selected for participation: Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny and Leataata Floyd (formerly Jedediah Smith) elementary schools; Fern Bacon and Will C. Wood middle schools; and Hiram Johnson High School. Rosa Parks Middle School was added to the program in June 2011.