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SJUSD Fast Facts - Datos básicos de SJUSD

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About Us

San José Unified is an urban, award-winning, PreK-12 school system in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the largest school district in the South Bay, San José Unified has earned a reputation as Silicon Valley’s innovative education leader. More than 30,000 students attend 41 San José Unified schools, which serve communities from Downtown San José south to the Almaden Valley. Learn more at sjusd.org.
  • San José Unified serves more than 30,000 students ingrades PreK-12.
  • Hispanic/Latino students make up the largest ethnic group at 53%; 24% of students are White; and 15% are Asian.
  • 44% of San José Unified students qualify for free and/or reduced price meals.
  • 22% of San José Unified students are English Learners.

Student Achievement
  • San José Unified uses 11 Key Performance Measures from early literacy to college and career success to measure progress towards its mission:
  • The number of 3rd graders reading at or above grade level increased by 7% from 2015 to 2016.
  • The average SAT score is 1591 compared to the state average of 1473.
  • The graduation rate for the Class of 2015 (85.4%) was more than three points higher than the state average (82.3%).
  • The district reduced suspensions by 31% and expulsions by 63% between 2011-12 and 2014-15 thanks to programs like Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), which is now active on 32 campuses.

  • San José Unified is the employer of choice for nearly 3,000 public servants.
  • Approximately 1,750 of the district’s employees are teachers, with an average of 11 years of experience teaching in a San José Unified classroom.
  • 44% of San José Unified teachers have earned at least a master’s degree.
  • Approximately 1,200 employees support students in various roles from school nurses to bus drivers.
  • San José Unified operates 41 schools, including 25 elementary schools, two K-8 schools, six middle schools, six high schools, and two alternative education programs.
  • In San José Unified, parents have options as several schools offer innovative, award-winning, and nationally-recognized programs focused in areas such as:
  • Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) in 26 courses
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Blended Learning
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Project Based Learning (PBL)
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
  • Speech and Debate
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Mock Trial (at all high schools)
  • …and more!
  • San José Unified is home to 22 California Distinguished Schools, 9 National Blue Ribbon Schools, and a California Gold Ribbon School.

  • San José Unified manages an annual budget of approximately $350 million.
  • We transport approximately 2,500 students to and from school every day on a school bus or van.
  • We serve more than 18,000 meals to students every day at 41 schools.
  • Safe and environmentally responsible facilities welcome students every day as SJUSD custodians and groundskeepers maintain 3.3 million square feet of space.