Jefferson Union High School District

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Jefferson Union High School District
JUHSD logo.png
699 Serramonte Boulevard, Suite No. 100
Daly City
, San Mateo County, California, 94015
Coordinates37°40′05″N 122°28′43″W / 37.668096°N 122.478551°W / 37.668096; -122.478551 (District office)Coordinates: 37°40′05″N 122°28′43″W / 37.668096°N 122.478551°W / 37.668096; -122.478551 (District office)
District information
MottoExcellence Through Equity
Grades9–12, Adult ED
Established1922 (1922)
SuperintendentDr. Terry Ann Deloria
NCES District ID0618930[1]
District ID41-68924
Students and staff
Enrollment4,862 (2016–17)
Athletic conferencePeninsula Athletic League
Other information

The Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) is a high school district in northern San Mateo County, California which serves the cities of Daly City, Brisbane, Pacifica, and the town of Colma.[2] Its district office is located at the former site of Serramonte High School. It serves as a secondary education district for students coming from the Jefferson Elementary School District, Bayshore School District, Brisbane School District and the Pacifica School District.


The Jefferson Union High School District was formed by voters in a March 1922 election, and the first Jefferson High School opened on August 21, 1922 at an old school house on Alemany at the corner of Hill and Market. Voters approved a bond of $180,000 in November 1922 for a new high school building, which was dedicated on May 23, 1925. That building was later demolished in the early 1960s after the opening of the current Jefferson High School building in 1963.[3]


It consists of four high schools, one charter, and one continuation school:

Jefferson Union High School District schools
Name Established Enrollment[a] Mascot City Notes Image
Jefferson 1922 1,107 Grizzlies Daly City Current building built in 1963, refurbished 2005 Gym06.jpg
Nonpublic, nonsectarian 17
Oceana 1962 597 Sharks Pacifica Main building designed by Mario Ciampi; nontraditional school with emphasis on liberal arts education Ohsp pan1.png
Terra Nova 982 Tigers Pacifica Terra Nova High Pacifica Front 1.jpg
Shasta 2013 425 Black Bears Daly City Summit Public (charter) School, colocated with district headquarters at former Serramonte HS campus
Thornton 136 Daly City Continuation high school
Westmoor 1958 1,598 Rams Daly City Campus designed by Mario Ciampi and Lawrence Halprin Westmoor High School 01 (7579407344).jpg
Summary 4,862  
  1. ^ 2016–17 data from DataQuest[4]

Former Schools[edit]

The now closed Serramonte High School was open from 1970 to 1981, returning in a limited form for the two academic years of 1993–1995.[5] At the time, it was proposed to relocate Oceana to the Serramonte campus to save money to restore a state-mandated $750,000 reserve fund for the district.[6] The former campus, now renamed Serramonte Del Rey, serves as the district office.


According to the California Department of Education, the total enrollment for Jefferson Union High School District is 4,862 in the 2016–17 academic year.[4]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Jefferson Union High". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Loy, Whitney (2008). "County of San Mateo: State of California High School Districts" (PDF). Jefferson Union High School District. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Rasmussen, Sidney Warren. "Jefferson's Early History". Jefferson Alumni. Archived from the original on February 4, 2005. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Enrollment Multi-Year Summary by Grade: Jefferson Union High District Report (41-68924)". California Department of Education. n.d. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Liu, Kathy (n.d.). "Integrated, Interdisciplinary Curriculum for a Health Career Path". Access Excellence. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Wildermuth, John (April 1, 1995). "Serramonte High Picked for Closure / Pacifica-Daly City district cutting costs". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 12, 2018.

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