Live Oak School District
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The Live Oak School District is the collection of publicly funded educational programs in Live Oak, Santa Cruz County, California. The district was founded in 1872 by Martin Kinsley, an Irish immigrant. The first school in the district was the Live Oak School House. The superintendent, appointed by the governing Board on November 16, 2004, is Dr. David Paine, ED. The student population is about 2,000, with equal parts (47%) Caucasian and Hispanic/Latino. The 07-08 budgeted expenditures are just over $12 million.
9th-12th Grade. 2039 Merrill St. Les Forster, Principal
- Del Mar Elementary School
Preschool-5th Grade. 1955 Merrill St. Marilyn Rockey, Principal
- Green Acres Elementary School
Preschool-5th Grade. 966 Bostwick Lane. Lisa Dilles, Principal
- Live Oak Elementary School
Preschool-5th Grade. 1916 Capitola Rd. Greg Stein, Principal
- Ocean Alternative Education Center
Kindergarten-8th Grade. 984-6 Bostwick Lane.
- Shoreline Middle School
Grades 6-8. 855 17th Ave. Colleen Martin, Principal, Michael Dorney, Assistant Principal
- Tierra Pacifica Charter School
Kindergarten-8th Grade. 986 Bostwick Lane. Linda Lambdin, Principal
- After-school Care(ASES)
- Child Development
- Reading Recovery
The district's motto is "Excellence is achieved through a caring partnership with students, parents, community, and staff." It is the 13 core belief statements, however, that underscore the District's policies and practices. The District's curriculum aims to make students good writers, readers, and problem solvers, and to teach critical thinking, artistic expression, technology, and physical fitness. Also, the District works to improve the student's ability to cooperate and achieve in groups by encouraging them to appreciate cultural diversity and to prepare them for citizenship and democracy.
The school was founded in 1872.
Green Acres Elementary School has won the California Distinguished School Award for 2006, alongside Bradley, Valencia, San Lorenzo, and Bolder Creek Elementary Schools. Also, Shoreline Middle School has been recognized by Standards and Poor's for boosting its test scores and closing the gap between socially and economically disadvantaged groups and the rest of the student body.