San Lorenzo Unified School District

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San Lorenzo Unified School District
15510 Usher St.
San Lorenzo, California 94580
United States
District information
TypePublic school district
MottoEnsuring Equitable Opportunities and Outcomes for ALL Students
SuperintendentFred Brill Ed.D
Asst. Superintendent(s)Annette Heldman (Business Services), Barb DeBarger(Educational Services), Julio Hernandez (Human Resources)
NCES District ID0634710[1]
Students and staff
Other information
Teachers' unionsSan Lorenzo Education Association (SLEA), California Teachers Association
WebsiteOfficial website

San Lorenzo Unified School District is a school district serving the San Lorenzo, San Leandro areas and part of Hayward in Alameda County, California. It was established in 1859, making it one of the oldest continuously operating school systems in the State of California. Beginning in 1850 with only six students and a tiny portable schoolhouse that it shared with Hayward, the District reached its peak size in 1970 with 18,000 students enrolled in 28 schools. The members of the first School Board, organized in 1864, were William Meek, John Lewelling, and A. E. Crane.

In 1902 the original school building was replaced by a two-story wood structure, which in 1928 was destroyed by an arsonist. Its replacement, a two-story brick building, was quickly built in 1929 but was declared unsafe for students in 1952 because it was not earthquake-proof and had no fire escape. The District administration then occupied the building until the new District Office was built in 1972. As more homes replaced the agricultural land, more schools were built. San Lorenzo High and Arroyo High were part of the Hayward Union High School District until 1963, when San Lorenzo became a Unified School District. (Marina High School was built in 1964, closed in 1983).[2]

Several "small learning communities," each with a distinctive program, have been created at the district's three high school campuses to better serve students. Superintendent Dr. Fred Brill is only the 9th Superintendent in the history of the district. Student population is approx. 12,000.

Board of Education[edit]

[3] The Board of Education consists of 6 members in total. 5 are elected to 4 year terms at-large and are the voting members of the Board, and 1 (the Student Board Trustee) is appointed by the sitting Board of Education and is entitled to an emblematic vote.

Governing Non-Voting (or Emblematic Voter)
  • Penny Peck, President
  • Janet Zamudio, Vice President/Clerk
  • Kyla Sinegal
  • Marilyn Stewart
  • Samuel Medina
  • Dr. Fred Brill Ed.D., Superintendent
  • James R. Aguilar, Student Trustee

Mission Statement & Vision[edit]

The San Lorenzo Unified School District teachers and staff will collaborate with families and the community to cultivate safe learning environments and ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students.

  • All students will become engaged community members contributing to, and becoming good stewards of our changing world.
  • All students will reach their highest potential as creative and critical thinkers prepared for college, career and life-long learning.

Students will become creative, collaborative, compassionate, resilient, well-informed and socially responsible advocates for equity and social justice as a result of their education, experience and support from educators, families and the community.


[4] There are 18 total schools in San Lorenzo Unified School District, of which there are 5 high schools, 4 middle schools, and 9 elementary schools totalling to a student population of 12,288.

High Schools Middle Schools Elementary Schools
  • Bohannon Middle School
  • Edendale Middle School
  • Washington Manor Middle School
  • KIPP Summit Academy Middle School
  • Bay Elementary School
  • Colonial Acres Elementary School
  • Corvallis Elementary School
  • Dayton Elementary School
  • Del Rey Elementary School
  • Grant Elementary School
  • Hesperian Elementary School
  • Hillside Elementary School
  • Lorenzo Manor Elementary School

Small Learning Communities (SLCs)[edit]

Circa 2004, SLZUSD made a request-for-proposals to create small, thematic academies as "schools-within-schools." These Small Learning Communities (SLC) are designed to house no more than 400 students each. The program has doubled from four initial academies to a full menu of Small Learning Communities:


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for San Lorenzo Unified Sd 299". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ "History of San Lorenzo Schools". San Lorenzo Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  3. ^ "Board Members". San Lorenzo Unified School District. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  4. ^ "List of District Schools". San Lorenzo Unified School District. Retrieved 2017-06-30.

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