- Engage students to learn a rigorous Common Core-based curriculum
Invest in the professional learning of teachers, leaders and school staff
Enlist our partners and engage families in a community schools approach
Align school and central office supports and resources to our Six Strategies for Success
This is our theory of action—the actions we believe are our greatest levers to ensure our overall vision of graduating every student ready for college, career and life comes true.
Impact Learning. Impact Lives.
Our strategic plan “Beyond the Talk” launched in 2008, and since then our collective efforts have yielded incremental annual gains in achievement for all students.
Now, five years later and with a new leadership team at the helm, we have refreshed and deepened this plan so it continues to serve as our north star.
- View SFUSD's 2013-15 Strategic Plan: Impact Learning. Impact Lives.
- Download a version to print in black and white
Six Strategies for Success
These, our highest leverage strategies to achieve our goals, will have impact at all levels of the system and are our shared roadmap for raising student achievement.
VisionEvery student who attends SFUSD schools will graduate from high school ready for college and careers and equipped with skills, capacities, and dispositions necessary for 21st century success.
GoalsAccess and Equity
Make social justice a reality by ensuring every student has access to high quality teaching and learning.
Create learning environments in all SFUSD schools that foster highly engaged and joyful learners and that support every student reaching his or her potential.
Keep district promises to students and families and enlist everyone in the community to join in doing so.
BeliefsThe achievement gap is the greatest civil rights issue facing SFUSD.
It is possible to increase academic achievement of high performing students and accelerate achievement of those currently less academically successful.
Quality schools offer engaging and challenging programs, caring and committed staff, strong and visible leaders and instruction differentiated to meet each child’s needs.
Authentic partnerships are essential to achieving our vision for student success.
A historical collection of documents and presentations of our progress since 2008 are available below:
- 2013 District Performance Indicators chart
- Getting to the Core: 2011-2012 School Year Progress Report
- Walking the Talk: 2012 Progress Report
- Board Presentation - January 17, 2012
- Beyond the Talk 2.0: Strategic Implementation - 2011
- Walking the Talk: 2010 Progress Report
- Beyond the Talk - 2008