Sacramento City Unified School District

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Sacramento City Unified School District
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PreK-12 and Adult
Established 1854
Location Sacramento, California, United States
District information
Superintendent Jose L. Banda
Schools 81[1]
Students and staff
Students 47,900[1]
Teachers 3,000
Staff 3399 (2012-2013)[2]
Other information
Website scusd.edu

Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) is a public school system in Sacramento, California. With 47,900 students in 81 schools, it is the eleventh largest school district in California.[1]

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

SCUSD main office location, Serna Center at 5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA.

In 1854, city commissioners opened Sacramento's first public school consisting of two grammar schools and a coed primary school. In 1856, Sacramento High School, the city's first high school opened.[3] It was the second oldest American high school west of the Mississippi River until closing in 2003.[3] In 1894, the board of education abolished segregated education.[3]

Development[edit]

In 2012, voters approved two general obligation bonds, Measure Q for $346,000,000[4] and Measure R for $68,000,000,[5] to improve district facilities.

Schools[edit]

Demographics[edit]

The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for TIME magazine named Sacramento “America’s Most Diverse City.”[6] Accordingly, SCUSD’s student population is reflected as 36% Hispanic or Latino, 18.3% Asian; 16.3% African American; and 19% white. About 7% of students are of two or more races. Residents within SCUSD speak more than 40 languages; 38% of students do not speak English at home.[1]

Elementary schools[edit]

The following is a list of SCUSD elementary schools:[7]

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
  • Bowling Green Charter Chacon Language & Science Academy
  • Bowling Green Charter McCoy Academy
  • Bret Harte Elementary School
  • Camellia Basic Elementary School
  • Caroline Wenzel Elementary School
  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School (4-6th Grade)
  • Crocker/Riverside Elementary School
  • David Lubin Elementary School
  • Earl Warren Elementary School
  • Edward Kemble Elementary School
  • Elder Creek Elementary School
  • Ethel I. Baker Elementary School
  • Ethel Phillips Elementary School
  • Golden Empire Elementary School
  • H.W. Harkness Elementary School
  • Hollywood Park Elementary School
  • Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School
  • Isador Cohen Elementary School
  • James W. Marshall Elementary School
  • John Bidwell Elementary School
  • John Cabrillo Elementary School
  • John D. Sloat Basic Elementary School
  • Leataata Floyd Elementary School
  • Mark Twain Elementary School
  • Matsuyama Elementary School
  • Nicholas Elementary School
  • O.W. Erlewine Elementary School
  • Oak Ridge Elementary School
  • Pacific Elementary School
  • Parkway Elementary School
  • Peter Burnett Elementary School
  • Phoebe Hearst Elementary School
  • Pony Express Elementary School
  • Sequoia Elementary School
  • Susan B. Anthony Elementary School
  • Sutterville Elementary School
  • Tahoe Elementary School
  • Theodore Judah Elementary School
  • William Land Elementary School
  • Woodbine Elementary School

Middle schools[edit]

The following is a list of SCUSD middle schools:[8]

  • Albert Einstein Middle School
  • California Middle School
  • Fern Bacon Middle School
  • Kit Carson Middle School
  • Sam Brannan Middle School
  • School of Engineering and Sciences Middle & High School
  • Sutter Middle School
  • Will C. Wood Middle School

High schools[edit]

The following is a list of SCUSD high schools:[9]

Charter schools[edit]

The following is a list of SCUSD charter schools:[10]

  • Bowling Green Charter Chacon Language & Science Academy (elementary)
  • Bowling Green Charter McCoy Academy (elementary)
  • California Montessori Project - Capitol Campus (K-8)
  • Capitol Collegiate Academy (K-8)
  • Capitol Heights Academy (K-5)
  • George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science High School
  • Language Academy of Sacramento (K-8)
  • Oak Park Prep Middle School (7-8)
  • Sacramento Charter High School
  • Sacramento New Technology High School
  • Sol Aureus College Preparatory (K-8)
  • St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) Middle School (6-8)
  • St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) Elementary School (K-5)
  • The Met Sacramento High School
  • Yav Pem Suab Academy (elementary)

Notable alumni[edit]

Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education[edit]

The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education was formed by disgruntled parents, educators, and community members to counteract what was perceived as an attack on unionized public schools and the abrogation of the responsibility of the district to fund education for every child.

Background[edit]

The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) Board of Education, led by Superintendent Jim Sweeney, created several charter schools in the district, the most controversial of which is located on the campus of Sacramento High School.

To create a charter school at Sacramento High School, the SCUSD Board made the controversial decision to close Sacramento High School. They then issued a charter to St. Hope, a not-for-profit community development corporation founded by former NBA player Kevin Johnson. St. Hope opened its charter school on September 2, 2003. Some parents, along with the teachers' union, sued the district because it felt the creation of the charter school was not in compliance with California state law. The court found that SCUSD indeed violated the charter school law. A consent decree was entered into by the plaintiffs, St. Hope, and SCUSD. and the settlement required that SCUSD create a public high school for the attendance area served by Sacramento High School. To date several unsuccessful attempts have been made to establish a replacement program for Sacramento High school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About Sacramento City Unified School District". Sacramento City Unified School District. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "DataQuest: Classified Staff 2012-13 - Sacramento City Unified with School Data". Sacramento City Unified School District. 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "History of the District". Sacramento City Unified School District. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Resolution of the Board of Education of the Sacramento City Unified School District, County of Sacramento, State of California - Resolution No. 2715". Sacramento City Unified School Districtl. July 19, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Resolution of the Board of Education of the Sacramento City Unified School District, County of Sacramento, State of California - Resolution No. 2716". Sacramento City Unified School Districtl. July 19, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ Stodghill, Ron (August 25, 2002). "Welcome to America's Most Diverse City". TIME. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "K-12 School Directory: Sacramento City Unified School District Elementary Schools". Sacramento City Unified School District. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "K-12 School Directory: Sacramento City Unified School District Middle Schools". Sacramento City Unified School District. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "K-12 School Directory: Sacramento City Unified School District High Schools". Sacramento City Unified School District. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "K-12 School Directory: Sacramento City Unified School District Charter Schools". Sacramento City Unified School District. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 

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