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Tehama Oaks

Mission Statement
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The mission of Tehama Oaks is to provide a safe and productive learning environment that promotes growth in academic and social-emotional skills in order to prepare students for graduation and constructive futures. Opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills are incorporated into instruction with the goal that students will become self-sufficient, motivated, and contributing members of society. 

Student Learner Outcomes:

Critical Thinkers
Good Communicators
Problem Solvers
Positive Social Skills

Message from the Principal
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Dear Members of the Tehama Oaks Community,

I am honored to address you as the Principal of Tehama Oaks, a place of growth, learning, and positive transformation. Our mission here at Tehama Oaks is to provide exceptional education and support to every student who walks through our doors. As we embark on this academic journey together, I want to express my deep appreciation for your trust in our school. We take great pride in fostering an environment where our students can flourish academically and personally.

At Tehama Oaks, we believe that education is not only about imparting knowledge but also about instilling values, resilience, and a lifelong love for learning. We are committed to helping each student reach their fullest potential, nurturing their unique talents and abilities. Our dedicated team of educators, staff, and administrators work tirelessly to create a safe and inclusive space where students can thrive. We believe in the power of collaboration and open communication, and we encourage parents and guardians to actively participate in their child's educational journey.

On our journey towards excellence, we are excited to share our successes, updates, and important information with you through this website. It's a window into the heart of Tehama Oaks, where you can explore our programs, and celebrate the achievements of our students. Together, we can continue to build a brighter future for our students.

Thank you for being an essential part of the Tehama Oaks family. I look forward to the exciting growth and learning that lies ahead.

Warm regards,

Sommer Grooms


Tehama Oaks


Tehama Oaks video
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New Video Coming Soon....
A look at the new Tehama Oaks School inside the Tehama County Juvenile Hall Detention Center.

Tehama Oaks School from Tehama Co. Dept. of Education on Vimeo.

Tehama Oaks Team

Sommer Grooms, Administrator
Galo Pleitez, Instructor
Mark Ickes, Instructor
Marvin Benefield, Instructor
Bailey Palmer, Paraprofessional
Renee Walker, Transition Specialist
Tehama County Juvenile Detention Facility Court School
1790 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: (530) 527-5380 ext. 3059
Fax: (530) 528-2985

Tehama Oaks Monthly
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Check out what Tehama Oaks is doing!
In our monthly newsletter, we showcase projects our students are doing, cool new programs, and amazing opportunities being created through the community for our youth.

Red Ribbon Week 2023
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The Red Ribbon Week 2023 Poster and Essay Contest was won by one of our very own Tehama Oaks School Youth. Out of all the essay entries in Tehama County, they won second place for the high school entries! They wrote an essay on how caffeine is a stimulant and can be just as addicting as drugs. The prize was a gift basket with art supplies, a $20 Dutch Bros gift card, a $14 gift card to Baskin Robins, and a Uno card game! We are very proud of the dedication and effort put into their submission. Congratulations and keep up the great work!