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August 2016

Dear Students, Parents, Staff and Community,

I invite you to experience The San Jacinto Difference where we exist to educate and empower all students to achieve academic excellence, personal growth and social responsibility through the implementation of our student-centered vision: Each and every student, preschool - 12th grade, college and career-bound.  I am particularly pleased to announce San Jacinto Unified is now an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) District; AVID is a proven model of student success that provides academic and social support, holds students accountable to the highest standards, and successfully prepares them for college and other post secondary opportunities. AVID is considered an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students.

I am honored to continue to serve our 9,920 students and their families, our dedicated, highly-skilled and passionate staff, and the community.  I am proud to be part of the synergy of San Jacinto Unified that has many asking what is different about SJUSD. The San Jacinto Difference has us transforming into the ‘Disneyland’ of schools where we have set the gold standard for every employee and student; our culture is characterized by a caring, joyful and safe school climate that is collaborative, rigorous, and engaging.

Our instructional goals are carefully selected based upon our educational levels:

Elementary (TK-5)

  • All students reading at or above grade level by 3rd grade
  • All students proficient or above in math by 5th grade


Middle School (6-8)

  • All students passing 6th grade math and English Language Arts
  • All students passing 8th grade math and English Language Arts


High School (9-12)

  • All students passing Math 1 by the end of 9th grade
  • All students proficient or above, as indicated by the 11th grade English Language Arts Early Assessment Program (EAP)
  • All students proficient or above, as indicated by the 11th grade Math Early Assessment Program (EAP)


Seventy-eight percent of our 2016 San Jacinto High School graduates will be attending a four-year university or two-year college in fall 2016.  For additional 2015-2016 SJUSD Accomplishments, please visit this link.  Our schools continue to implement robust Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for our students, including a biomedical pathway, culinary institute, agriculture, and the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) at schools through all grade levels. Whether our students enter college, trade school, the military or seek gainful employment in our community, they will be prepared to write, think critically and work successfully with others.

To support our families, I am pleased to announce the opening of our SJUSD Enrollment Center and Parent Center, located at 1000 N. Ramona Blvd., San Jacinto, CA 92583, on the southwest corner of the Mtn. View High School campus. SJUSD believes parents are integral to the success of all our students. We have PTA on almost every campus, and all elementary sites have a School, Family & Community Liaison on staff.  You will find more information about parent/volunteer opportunities at this link.

As a future-ready AVID district, SJUSD is on the cutting edge as demonstrated by our 1:1 technology device access, integration of 21st Century learning environments in some classrooms, Dual Language Immersion, International Baccalaureate (IB), STEAM and Leadership Academy just to name a few.  

Thank you for entrusting us to support and educate our children. We encourage you to partner with us, as we continue to create the ‘Disneyland’ of schools, where excellence and results are the norm, learning is fun and engaging, clear pathways for student success are developed, and passion is ignited--  this is The San Jacinto Difference!

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Diane Perez, District Superintendent




Superintendent's Office

Diane Perez, District Superintendent

2045 S. San Jacinto Ave., San Jacinto, CA 92583
Phone (951) 929-7700

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