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Our Superintendent

August 2019

Dear Students, Parents, Staff and Community,

I invite you to experience The San Jacinto Difference where we provide equity and access to ensure each and every student achieves high levels of learning while developing cultural responsiveness and social responsibility.

As I begin my seventh year as Superintendent, I am honored to serve over 10,000 students and their families; our dedicated, highly-skilled and passionate staff; and the community. Our culture is characterized by a safe, nurturing, transformative and equitable school climate that ensures each and every student graduates college and career-ready with a passion for learning, the motivation to live responsibly and the capacity to be problem solvers as they successfully navigate their unique futures.

When it comes to the education of your child, nothing is more important. To this end, San Jacinto Unified School District (SJUSD) commits to utilizing effective educational practices proven to ensure each and every student is learning at high levels. SJUSD’s learning-focused, collaborative,  and results-based culture, which is based on the principles of Professional Learning Communities, provides each student  with what they need when they need it to ensure success. Our multi-tiered system of support is designed to meet both the social emotional and academic learning of your child. In fact, 96% of parents are satisfied with their child’s school at SJUSD.

Our instructional focus reflect our commitment to results for each and every child.

As a future-ready, innovative district committed to equity, SJUSD provides learning environments that meet the needs of your child. We offer 1:1 devices, personalized learning, Dual Language Immersion at the brand new Edward Hyatt World Language Academy (the first school of its kind in Riverside County) , International Baccalaureate at both San Jacinto Elementary and San Jacinto High School, Leader in Me at Estudillo Elementary, after school programs, Leadership Academy for grades 6-8, AFJROTC at high school, Grades 1-12 Virtual Academy for online learning, K-12 music program, and robust Career Technical Education pathways such as robotics and coding, agricultural science, and welding, just to name a few. We are continuously working to meet the unique needs of your child and to exceed expectations. 

In addition, our TK-12 award-winning school counseling program works collaboratively with our Social Emotional and Behavioral Supports Unit, we have well-trained campus supervisors and security on each site and we employ two full-time incredible School Resource Officers.  SJUSD also practices safety regularly and is internationally recognized for our emergency preparedness program.  


Whether you are a parent or community member,  there are many ways to stay connected and/or get involved. In addition to our SJUSD Parent Center and Enrollment Center (Parent Center website), all school sites now have a School, Family & Community liaison.   For more information about volunteer opportunities, please click on this link. To provide us with feedback about our service, please complete our Customer Service Survey (SJUSD Customer Service Survey).

Finally, due to the generosity of our community through Measure Y, SJUSD is in the process of building a new middle school located on Lyon Avenue just north of Cottonwood Avenue where we will offer the Monte Vista Middle School Bobcats a new campus and allow for the expansion of the San Jacinto Leadership Academy to grades 6th-12th.

To stay informed and support SJUSD, please:

  • Follow us on our Twitter account @SanJacintoUSD
  • Like us on Facebook: San Jacinto Unified School District
  • Access our updated website from any mobile device
  • Look for our continuously updated LED signs at both San Jacinto High School and the District Office
  • Report water waste at (951) 750-2374 or waterwise@SanJacinto.k12.ca.us.



Diane Perez, District Superintendent


Click here for list of SJUSD 2018-2019 Accomplishments.


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