San Jose Unified School District
|San José Unified School District|
|Type and location|
|Type||Public School District|
|Region||Santa Clara County|
|Location||San José, California|
|Superintendent||Dr. Vincent Matthews|
|Students and staff|
|# of Schools||42|
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.
All San José Unified School District students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.
San José Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.
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.
- 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.
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.
List of schools
*Note: Based on the 2013-2014 school year data.
- http://www.nytimes.com/1983/08/30/us/san- jose-schools-can-cut-pay-us-bankruptcy-court-rules.html
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