School Climate




    Ensuring the safety of students and staff

    Building trusting relationships

    Driven by the core values of

    Respect, Responsibility, and Results


    SAUSD Vision Statement

    We work collaboratively and comprehensively with staff, parents, and the community to strengthen a learning environment focused on raising the achievement of all students and preparing them for success in college and career.

    SAUSD Mission Statement

    We assure well-rounded learning experiences, which prepare our students for success in college and career. We engage, inspire, and challenge all of our students to become productive citizens, ethical leaders, and positive contributors to our community, country and a global society.

    School Climate Values

    Our students come first.  Our decisions are driven by what is best for them.  Our policies, programs, and behaviors are based on:

    Integrity and Respect

    We say what we mean and we do what we say.  We meet or exceed professional standards and legal requirements.

    Our behaviors, policies, and programs affirm the worth and personal dignity of all students, staff and community members.  We foster a climate of civility, collegiality, tolerance and reasoned debate, embracing our diversity as a strength that adds vibrancy and creativity to our perspectives, deliberations and decisions.


    We encourage diverse input and differing opinions.  We make our decisions openly.  We make information easily accessible to everyone. 


    We believe that every child is entitled to the same high quality education, no matter what school he or she attends.  We also believe that different needs require different levels of resources to enable all children to achieve their full potential.


    We take responsibility for our actions, decisions and outcomes.  We are committed to continuous improvement and use evidence-based approaches to identify improvements that support student success.


    We encourage the participation of parents and the entire community in all aspects of SAUSD.  We actively seek mutually beneficial partnerships with the people and organizations in our communities and region.

    Honoring our Fiscal Responsibility

    We maintain the public trust by providing high quality services and by using our resources prudently, efficiently and equitably.  Preserving the longer-term financial viability of the District is always a key factor in our decisions.