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July 2017

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. This year, our San Jacinto Unified School District Board of Trustees has identified five (5) Board Priorities:

  • Foster a student-centered culture ensuring equity and access through student voice
  • Create a school community of proficient readers with specific attention to literacy by 3rd grade
  • Provide individualized support for English Learners, Special Education students and  Foster Youth through multi-tiered systems of support
  • Recruit, retain and train all staff with emphasis on new teacher support and increased opportunities for employee advancement
  • Prioritize the safety of SJUSD students and staff, and the security of buildings and grounds.

As I begin my fifth year as superintendent, I am honored to serve our 9,809 students and their families, our dedicated, highly-skilled and passionate staff, and the community. I am proud to be part of the synergy of the San Jacinto Difference that 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 4th 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)


Eighty-eight percent (88%) of our 2017 San Jacinto High School graduates will be attending a four-year university, two-year college (34.2%), military (4.6%) or trade school (5.5%).  Our schools continue to implement robust Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for our students, including a biomedical pathway, culinary institute, agriculture, environmental awareness, 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.

SJUSD has incredibly safe schools. We are one of the few districts that have counselors at all schools who focus on social skills, anti-bullying, academics and college and career readiness.  In addition to well trained campus supervisors and security, we have two full time School Resource Officers to support our students and families. SJUSD also practices safety regularly and is internationally recognized for our emergency preparedness program.  

SJUSD believes parents are integral to the success our students.To support our families, our SJUSD Enrollment Center and Parent Center, located at 1000 N. Ramona Blvd in San Jacinto on the southwest corner of the Mtn. View High School campus, is available to serve you.  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. We also value your feedback. New this year, we have added a Customer Service Rating Card at each of our sites and departments. You can also complete a Customer Service survey by clicking on 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 classrooms, Dual Language Immersion at Megan Cope Elementary, International Baccalaureate (IB) at San Jacinto High School and currently being expanded at San Jacinto Elementary and Park Hill Elementary, and STEAM at Monte Vista Middle, Juan Bautista De Anza Elementary and Jose Antonio Estudillo Elementary.  Our new 21st Century Media Center at San Jacinto High is currently being imagined and designed and will open on the first day of school, August 10.

In closing, I want to thank the incredible community of San Jacinto for supporting a bond with an all-time high passage rate of 73%.  As our community grows, we are currently working on the modernization of Juan Bautista De Anza Elementary and Park Hill Elementary, the addition of a fourth middle school, enhancement of Career Technical Education facilities and safety and security upgrades throughout the district.

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!

To stay informed and support SJUSD, please:

  • Follow us on our Twitter account @SanJacintoUSD
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  • Download our mobile application San Jacinto USD from Apple App Store or Google Play store
  • To receive emergency text messages from our SchoolMessenger notifications program, address a text message To: 67587 with the text Message: Y
  • Look for our continuously updated LED signs at both San Jacinto High School and the District Office
  • Email us at IsupportSJUSDschools@SanJacinto.k12.ca.us to receive news updates
  • Report water waste at (951) 750-2374 or waterwise@SanJacinto.k12.ca.us.






Diane Perez, District Superintendent


Click here for list of SJUSD 2016-17 Accomplishments




Superintendent's Office

Diane Perez, District Superintendent

2045 S. San Jacinto Ave., San Jacinto, CA 92583
Phone (951) 929-7700           Fax (951) 658-3574

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