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San José Unified School District (SJUSD) is a large, 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 the reputation as Silicon Valley’s innovative education leader. Approximately 32,000 students attend 42 San José Unified schools which serve communities from downtown San José south to the Almaden Valley.
Students
  • San José Unified School District (SJUSD) serves more than 32,000 students in grades PreK-12.
  • Hispanic and Latino students make up the largest group of students enrolled in SJUSD with 53%. White students make up 24% while 15% of SJUSD’s students are Asian. 8% are other.
  • 47% of SJUSD’s students qualify for free and/or reduced price lunch (FRPL).
  • 29% of SJUSD’s students are English Language Learners (ELL).

Student Achievement
  • SJUSD uses 11 Key Performance Measures (KPM) articulated from early literacy to college and career success to measure progress towards its mission to eliminate the opportunity gap and ensure the finest 21st Century education for all students.
  • The school district has seen progress on many of these KPMs over the last school year.
  • In early literacy there was an additional 12-percentage point increase in the percent of 2nd graders at or above grade level.
  • The number and percent of under-represented students (Hispanic and/or low-income) enrolled in AP and IB classes increased by an additional 3 percentage pts.
  • SJUSD’s average SAT score is 1595 compared to the state average of 1487.
  • SJUSD’s average ACT score is 22.5 compared to the state average of 21.75.
  • The graduation rate for the Class of 2014 increased close to four percentage points from 81.7% to 85.6%

Employees
  • San José Unified School District (SJUSD) is the employer of choice for 3,000 public servants.
  • 1,750 of the district’s employees are teachers.
  • The average teacher has 12 years of experience teaching in a SJUSD classroom.
  • 50% of SJUSD’s teachers have earned at least a master’s degree.
  • Approximately 1,250 employees support students in the media center, front office, cafeteria, on the school bus, and from the central office.

Schools
  • San José Unified School District (SJUSD) operates 42 schools of which 25 serve students at the elementary level, two are K-8, six are middle schools, six serve high school students, and two are alternative education programs.
  • In SJUSD, parents have numerous options as several schools offer innovative, award-winning programs focused in areas such as:
  • Two-way language immersion programs,
  • International Baccalaureate,
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW),
  • Environmental science,
  • Project Based Learning (PBL),
  • 26 different Advanced Placement (AP) courses,
  • Visual and performing arts.
  • Blended Learning,
  • Mock trial at all high schools
  • SJUSD is home to 22 California Distinguished Schools, 9 National Blue Ribbon Schools, and a California Gold Ribbon School.

Operations
  • San José Unified School District (SJUSD) manages a $320 million budget.
  • SJUSD transports approximately 2,500 students to and from school every day on the school bus.
  • Approximately 13,800 students eat lunch every day at SJUSD across 42 schools.
  • Safe and environmentally responsible facilities welcome students every day as SJUSD custodians maintain 3.3 million square feet of space every day.
  • SJUSD processes over $40 million in annual support services and contracts.