San Jose Unified School District

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San José Unified School District
Type and location
Type Public School District
Grades K-12
Region Santa Clara County
Country United States
Location San José, California
District information
Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews
Students and staff
Students 33,184[1]
Other information
# of Schools 42
Website http://www.sjusd.org/

San José Unified School District is a K-12 school district in Santa Clara County, California. It serves a large portion of the city of San Jose, California with a student population of approximately 32,000 in California's Silicon Valley. The district has more than 3,000 staff members who serve students in 42 schools that stretch from the Almaden Valley to downtown San José.

Vision statement[edit]

All San José Unified School District students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.[2]

Mission statement[edit]

San José Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.[3]

Strategic plan[edit]

On May 17, 2012 the San Jose Unified Board of Education unanimously approved a new five-year Strategic Plan called OPPORTUNITY21. The focus of OPPORTUNITY21 is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide all SJUSD students with the finest 21st century education.[4]

Objectives & Strategies
  • Objective 1: SJUSD will provide a high quality and comprehensive instructional program.
  • Strategy 1.1: Employ an educational system that ensures opportunities and successes for all students.
  • Strategy 1.2: Accelerate and enrich learning for every student.
  • Strategy 1.3: Implement a systematic instructional framework.
  • Strategy 1.4: Implement a comprehensive assessment system that drives instruction
  • Strategy 1.5: Implement a rigorous and relevant 21st Century K-12 curriculum.
  • Objective 2: SJUSD will ensure students, staff, parents, and community are both engaged and satisfied.
  • Strategy 2.1: Build a coherent system of support for at-risk students’ socio emotional, behavioral, and health needs, including effective partnerships with community organizations.
  • Strategy 2.2:Strengthen family-school relationships by dramatically expanding opportunities for parent leadership, engagement, and advocacy.
  • Strategy 2.3: Create, maintain, and rigorously assess partnerships with industry, government, and non-profit organizations to reinforce the 21st century skills.
  • Strategy 2.4: Design and implement a process that measures, assesses, and responds to employee satisfaction.
  • Objective 3: SJUSD will demonstrate effective, efficient, and exemplary practices in all divisions, departments, and schools.
  • Strategy 3.1: Leverage best practices from all sectors, public and private, to define and refine SJUSD practices.
  • Strategy 3.2: Create a results-driven district-wide accountability system that identifies students’ needs in schools, departments, and divisions.
  • Objective 4: SJUSD will attract and recruit, support and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce.
  • Strategy 4.1: Develop a rigorous employee hiring process with a focused effort on hiring a diverse workforce with 21st century skills.
  • Strategy 4.2: Design and implement a professional growth system for all employees to sustain and improve employee performance.
  • Objective 5: SJUSD will align resources to the strategic plan and equity policy and demonstrate cost effective budget management.
  • Strategy 5.1: Develop an accountability system for all managers with budget control authority.
  • Strategy 5.2: Establish an annual system for validating priorities that align to the Strategic Plan and Equity Policy.

History[edit]

In 1983 Federal Bankruptcy Judge Seymour Abrahams declared the school board bankrupt under Chapter 9. The judge rolled back employee wages.[5]

In the fall of 2011 the district passed a new vision and mission that called for ensuring the elimination of the opportunity gap and that a quality 21st century education be provided to every student.

San José Unified School District administration building, 855 Lenzen Avenue
Horace Mann Elementary School in downtown San José
Hammer Montessori Magnet School

List of schools[edit]

School Name Students FTE Teachers Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Allen at Steinbeck (K-8) 807 47 17.2
Almaden Elementary School 415 25 16.6
Bachrodt Elementary School 644 39 16.5
Booksin Elementary School 794 36 22.1
Broadway High School 251 18 13.9
Burnett Middle School 883 51 20.2
Canoas Elementary School 429 27 17
Rachel Carson Elementary School 422 21 20.1
Castillero Middle School 1247 61 20.4
Anne Darling Elementary School 473 34 13.9
Downtown College Prep 399 25 16
Empire Gardens Elementary School 450 19 23.7
Gardner Elementary School 549 27 20.3
Grant Elementary School 602 28 21.5
Graystone Elementary School 758 36 21.1
Gunderson High School 1128 57 19.8
Hacienda Environmental Science Magnet School 688 32 21.5
Hammer Montessori Magnet School 312 14 22.3
Bret Harte Middle School 1190 56 21.3
Herbert Hoover Middle School 1093 63 17.3
Leland High School 1795 82 21.9
Liberty High School 334 26 12.8
Abraham Lincoln High School 1786 84 21.2
Los Alamitos Elementary School 703 31 22.7
Lowell Elementary School 399 25 17.1
Horace Mann Elementary School 614 32 16
Middle College High School 42 2 21
John Muir Middle School 1178 54 21.8
Olinder Elementary School 443 32 13.8
Pioneer High School 1627 77 21.1
Reed Elementary School 513 23 22.3
River Glen Elementary School 538 26 20.7
San José Community High School 15 5 3
San Jose High School 1119 58 19.3
Schallenberger Elementary School 564 25 22.7
Simonds Elementary School 719 31 23.2
Terrell Elementary School 529 29 18.2
Trace Elementary School 1002 51 19.4
Washington Elementary School 507 34 14.9
Williams Elementary School 718 28 25.6
Willow Glen Elementary School 749 33 22.7
Willow Glen High School 1589 77 20.6
Willow Glen Middle School 1227 73 16.8

*Note: Based on the 2013-2014 school year data.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/Enrollment/GradeEnr.aspx?cChoice=DistEnrGrd&cYear=2012-13&cSelect=4369666--SAN%20JOSE%20UNIFIED&TheCounty=&cLevel=District&cTopic=Enrollment&myTimeFrame=S&cType=ALL&cGender=B
  2. ^ http://sjusd.org/
  3. ^ http://sjusd.org/
  4. ^ http://www.sjusd.org/opportunity21/news-updates/
  5. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1983/08/30/us/san- jose-schools-can-cut-pay-us-bankruptcy-court-rules.html

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