Oceanside Unified School District provides education to 18,855 students, and it consists of 23 schools: 16 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, 2 Comprehensive High Schools and 1 Alternative High School.
Home schooling courses are also directed by the Oceanside School District.
Clair Burgener Academy, Oceanside High School Non Traditional Center, and El Camino High School Non Traditional Center provide individualized attention to High School students.
These centers focus on academic acceleration and credit recovery for their students.
Many accredited private school options from Pre-K through 12th grade, including 2 charter schools, 10 religious based schools are based in Oceanside.
Among the private school we find: School of Business and Technology, ABC Children’s Center (Pre-K-1), New Venture Christian School (PreK-8), Pacific View Charter School, Calvary Chapel of Oceanside (6-10), Vista Literacy Academy Charter School (K-6), Faith Temple Christian Schools (Pre K-6), North Coast Christian School (K-6), Futures High School (7-12), Oceanside Adventist Elementary (k-8), Halstrom High School-online (9-12), Old Mission Montessori School (PreK-8), Immanuel Lutheran Children School (k-2),La Petite Academy (Pre k-5), Shepherd of the Children Child (Pre k-1),St Mary Star of the Sea School, Legree Private Home School (PreK-5), and Victory Christian School (2-12).
Oceanside Public Library has three physical facilities: the Civic Center Library, the Mission Branch library and the READS Literacy Center. Each facility offer a wide variety of services for people of all ages.
The library system has two Bookmobiles that make three stops (each one), three times per week in different locations around the city.
One of the Bookmobiles make a stop on Tuesdays at Libby Lake, another stop every Wednesday at John Landes Park, and one stop on Thursdays at Rancho Del Oro Park.