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Our 2016-2017 Accomplishments

Not only do we strive to ensure equity and access for all students, but we also relentlessly pursue results for our students. To this end, we are pleased to report:

  • SJUSD has 9th highest graduation rate in Riverside County at 90.8%
  • SJUSD has 5th lowest dropout rate in Riverside County at 4.0%
  • SJUSD decreased overall in suspensions by 52%
  • SJUSD increased A-G course completions over last five years by 64%
  • AFJROTC program is now ranked in the top 7% of AFJROTC’s throughout the world
  • $4.1 million awarded to the Class of 2017 in scholarships and grants
  • 88% SJUSD seniors completed FAFSA or California Dream Act application; ranking #1 in Riverside County for highest submission rate among medium-sized high schools
  • Board adopted Safe Haven Resolution for our students (Safe Haven Resolution)
  • US News & World Report awarded SJHS a bronze medal for their performance on state-required tests and how well students are prepared for college
  • Passed school facilities bond “Measure Y” with 73% approval
  • Installed two new LED marquee Signs of Community
  • Opened state-of-the-art SJHS Strength & Conditioning Facility
  • SJHS Counseling program received Golden Bell award from California School Boards Association
  • View High School’s aquaponics program and SJUSD Student Counseling selected by RCOE as Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation
  • All SJUSD schools implementing AVID; Monte Vista Middle and North Mountain Middle awarded as AVID Sites of Distinction
  • San Jacinto Leadership Academy selected for Gold Ribbon Schools Award by State of California
  • San Jacinto Leadership Academy selected for the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) California Honor Roll
  • Colonel Francis W. Sick, commandant of San Jacinto Leadership Academy, honored as Patriot of the Present-Education by Senator Mike Morrell
  • SJHS Student (Cadet Commander) Asianna Ware selected as first student in Riverside County to introduce County Superintendent at annual State of Education Address
  • Awarded $10,000 grant from Soboba Foundation for “SJ Students United for Change” program to promote diversity, inclusion and values of a multicultural society
  • SJHS Student Faith McNeely advanced to State level competition for Science Fair
  • SJHS Students Marley Begorre, Abraham De Luna Vasquez, Esmeralda Rizo, Cristina Williams, and Natalia Zamora advanced to State level completion for National History Day
  • View High students Jackie Leslie and Qiairah Link honored at Riverside County Top Scholars Awards for Continuation, Community Day and Riverside County Programs
  • Karen Kirschinger selected as Middle School Principal of the Year by Western Riverside County Association of School Managers
  • Shelley Mendez, Principal of Record Elementary, was a finalist for Principal of the Year for Riverside County