San José Unified releases latest annual report

October 24, 2017

SAN JOSÉ, CA – San José Unified School District has released its 2016-2017 Annual Report, highlighting the district’s progress in the final year of its Opportunity21 Strategic Plan and introducing a new strategic plan for 2017-2020, which was formally approved by the Board of Education in June following nine months of community outreach and input.

As part of its progress in meeting the objectives of Opportunity21, the district:

  • Offered 70 job shadow opportunities and 60 paid summer internships to high school students through a partnership with the City of San José and the SVO;
  • Provided 1,648 hours per week of counseling support and added new community partners to meet students’ social-emotional needs;
  • Increased 2nd graders meeting literacy standards by 10%; and
  • Screened 100% of newly-hired teachers for a teaching and learning mindset.

Opportunity21 has guided San José Unified’s work since 2012. During the 2016-2017 school year, the district engaged with students, staff, families, and community members to reflect on its progress and update its priorities going forward.

“We heard from our stakeholders that they believe in our goals and the path we’re on, and they share our pride in our progress,” said Superintendent Nancy Albarrán. “With their support, we are renewing our strategic plan with clear, straightforward goals that reflect the priorities of our community and our unrelenting commitment to elevating opportunities for all of our students.”

The Annual Report is available on the district’s website at go.sjusd.org/strategic-plan.