San Jose Unified School District
|San José Unified School District|
San Jose, California|
Santa Clara County
|Type||Public School District|
|Students and staff|
San José Unified School District is a TK-12 school district in Santa Clara County, California and covers a large portion of the city of San Jose, California. The district has more than 3,000 full-time employees serving approximately 30,000 students in 41 schools from downtown San José in the north to the Almaden Valley in the south.
Mission and Vision
San José Unified's vision is "preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow." The district's mission is to "elevate opportunities for all".
San Jose City School District was founded in 1853 and renamed San Jose Unified School District in 1936. In the late 1990s, a fire sprinkler broke in the basement of the district office, destroying many of the district's historic documents. District staff and local historians have been working ever since to rebuild the district archive.
Over 164 years, San José Unified has supported 17 elementary schools, of which 38 remain active as of the 2017-2018 school year. Additionally, the district supports six comprehensive middle schools, six comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, and an alternative education school.
A state law passed in the 1950s required certain elementary districts to either build their own high school or be annexed by a district that already had a high school. Thus, in 1956, the voters in Almaden Union School District elected to merge with San José Unified.
List of schools
* Note: Based on data from the 2013-2014 school year
- https://web.sjusd.org/who-we-are/our-story/. Missing or empty
- https://web.sjusd.org/our-schools/schools/. Missing or empty
- . San Jose Mercury News. January 18, 1956. Missing or empty
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