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Strategic Plan

If we...
  • Engage our students to learn via a rigorous Common Core-based curriculum in a safe and supportive classroom environment;
  • Invest in building and developing the capacity of teachers, leaders and school staff;

  • Enlist our partners and empower families in a community schools approach;

  • And coherently align supports and resources to execute our strategies in action at all levels of the organization (classroom, school and central office, along with supportive policy and governance);

Then, every student who enrolls in our schools will graduate prepared to succeed in college, career and life.

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.

Transform Learning. Transform Lives.

In the fall of 2013, we convened hundreds of community members, including students, parents, teachers, and business leaders, to develop a new vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Our intent is to make this vision come true and to use the ideas that emerged in this community-wide process as a guide to transform the city’s school system into one of the premier school systems in the world over the next decade. In a city and world that is constantly changing, SFUSD’s Vision 2025 articulates the shifts our system will take to ensure that we prepare our graduates to live, thrive and succeed in San Francisco and beyond. The Graduate Profile serves as the anchor for our vision and identifies the knowledge, skills, dispositions and behaviors required for our students to succeed in our 21st century world.

Charting the course toward our vision will require us to build on the Strategies in Action we first articulated in Impact Learning. Impact Lives. and to further pursue innovative practices and system changes that will accelerate results for students from PreK through 12th grade and beyond.

Vision 2025 serves as our compass, the strategic plan our roadmap.

Our Mission, Vision and Goals

Every day we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

Vision of student success

Every student who attends SFUSD schools will discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Each and every student will graduate from high school ready for college and career and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.

Our universal goals

Access and equity
Make social justice a reality by ensuring every student has access to high-quality teaching and learning.

Student achievement
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.

Our core beliefs

The 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.

Equity is the work of eliminating oppression, ending biases and ensuring equally high outcomes for all participants through the creation of multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic, and multiracial practices and conditions; as well as removing the predictability of success or failure that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor.

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