The vision of Live Oak Middle School is to develop responsible citizens who are life-long learners, always seeking a means to enhance their lives and their community. We believe in holding students to high standards in both academics and character development, thus our acronym G.R.I.Z. falls in line with this philosophy. All students at Live Oak are encouraged to model this motto everyday by demonstrating Grit, showing Respect, having Integrity and Zero Excuses.
Middle school is a time of tremendous growth and change for students as they begin the transition from childhood to young adulthood. At Live Oak Middle School, we challenge and expect our students to rise to our higher expectations as they develop into well-rounded and responsible young adults. Our mission statement is an ever-present guide in this endeavor:
Live Oak Middle School is a safe, caring place where educators challenge scholars with rigorous curriculum to reach their fullest potential in academics, personal character, and college and career readiness. Furthermore, it is our mission that every Live Oak Scholar becomes a productive citizen of society. Live Oak is the Right Place at the Right Time!
State law requires that school-level plans for programs funded through the Consolidated Application be consolidated in a Single Plan for Student Achievement (Education Code Section 64001), developed by school site councils with the advice of any applicable school advisory committees. LEA’s allocate NCLB funds to schools through the Consolidated Application for Title I, Part A, Title III (Limited English Proficient), and Title V (Innovative Programs/Parental Choice). LEA’s may elect to allocate other funds to schools for inclusion in school plans. The content of the school plan includes school goals, activities, and expenditures for improving the academic performance of students to the proficient level and above. The plan delineates the actions that are required for program implementation and serves as the school's guide in evaluating progress toward meeting the goals.
Student Accountability Report Card (SARC)
The purpose of the Student Accountability Report Card (SARC) is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators. State law requires every school in California to publish a School Accountability Report Card, by February 1 of each year.