Sacramento City Unified School District is the 11th largest school district in California and one of the oldest in the western United States (established in 1854). SCUSD serves 47,900 students on 81 campuses and is home to a 2010-11 California Distinguished School, two 2010-11 California Achievement Award schools and the only public Waldorf-inspired high school in the nation. Alumni from SCUSD’s schools range from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to nationally renowned political scholar Dr. Cornel West. Graduates from SCUSD’s Class of 2011 are currently attending Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and host of other prestigious universities.
Our Board-adopted mission statement promises the community that our students will “graduate as globally competitive life-long learners, prepared to succeed in a career and higher education institution of their choice to secure gainful employment and contribute to society.”
The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, in conjunction with Time magazine, has named Sacramento “America’s Most Integrated City,” a place where “everyone’s a minority.” SCUSD’s student population reflects this diversity: 36 percent Hispanic or Latino; 18.3 percent Asian; 16.3 percent African American; and 19 percent white. About 7 percent of students are of two or more races or ethnicities. Residents within SCUSD speak more than 40 languages; 38 percent of students do not speak English at home.
Field Trip Opportunity
April 4, 2014
10:00am to 1:00pm
The Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance, representing the Sacramento Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, has secured funding to restart the Student Rehearsal Program at the Sacramento Community Center Theater. Transportation will be provided through a grant from Nancy Fisher and Hank Fischer Properties. Students will be able to view the dress rehearsal for John Williams’ The Cowboy Overture; Glazunov’s Violin Concerto and Rachel Barton Pine – Violin Soloist.