Sacramento City Unified School District is one of the oldest K-12 districts in the western United States (established in 1854). SCUSD serves 43,024 students on 77 campuses spanning 70 square miles.
SCUSD is home to a 2013 California Distinguished School (West Campus High School), three Public Waldorf schools (George Washington Carver, Alice Birney and AM Winn) and the only Hmong language immersion program in the state (Susan B. Anthony Elementary School).
Alumni from SCUSD’s schools include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, nationally renowned political scholar Dr. Cornel West and author Joan Didion. Recent graduates from SCUSD 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.”
SCUSD’s students reflect the rich diversity that is the hallmark of Sacramento’s central city. Our student population is 37.1 percent Hispanic or Latino; 17.4 percent Asian; 17.7 percent African American; and 18.8 percent white. About 5.3 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.
SCUSD employs 4,208 people and operates with a budget of $449.5 million.
The Board of Education is elected by the community to provide leadership and citizen oversight of the district’s 47,900 students. Among its many responsibilities, the Board establishes a long-term vision for the district and sets district policies and goals, while the Superintendent carries out the policies and manages the day-to-day operations of the district.
Jorge A. Aguilar became the twenty-eighth Superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District on July 1, 2017. He leads the thirteenth largest school district in California with 46,843 students, more than 4,200 employees and a budget of more than $566.99 million. Aguilar was selected Superintendent by the Board of Education because of his proven track record using data to improve student outcomes.
SCUSD is committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, sex and gender identity, socio-economic status or beliefs. This page was specifically created to serve as a resource and information hub for undocumented students, their families, employees and community members who want to assist our undocumented students and employees.
The Graduation Task Force was created on August 31, 2017 by Superintendent Jorge Aguilar to study the impacts of low graduation rates on the Sacramento Community and develop recommendations for improvement. Twenty community members have served on the Task Force and collaborated with the Superintendent. The preliminary recommendations were presented to the Board of Education on December 7, 2017.
The theme of the recommendations include:
On November 1, 2017 Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar introduced his “Invest In Kids” plan, a $4.6 million budget proposal that would invest one-time funds to expand arts, sports, summer, health and social emotional learning support programs for students. The proposal would invest in the following:
California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplified the state’s school finance system. The changes introduced by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represent a major shift in how California funds Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). Under LCFF, California funds school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education equally per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. LCFF replaces complexity in favor of equity, transparency, and continuous improvement.