Our Core Values

SFUSD Core Values: Student Centered, Fearless, United, Social Justice, Diversity Driven

What values unite us as a broader SFUSD team? We came together - teachers, paraeducators, administrators, and colleagues from across the district - to answer this question.

As we work toward changing the system so that it truly is able to serve all of our students, our core values guide us through the challenges that come our way. #WeAreSFUSD!

Our Core Values - We Are SFUSD!


We put students' needs first.


We persist through challenges.


We celebrate and build on each other's strengths.

Social justice

We stand with those most vulnerable in our community.


We respect and seek to understand each person.


Our vision reflects where we want to go as an organization.

Our mission clarifies how we're going to get there and is embodied in our organizational goals and strategies.

Our core values define who we are collectively and how we work together.

Our service standards guide our day-to-day interactions with the people we serve, including our students, families, other community members and fellow employees.

RAVE Awards

Do you know a teacher, staff member or team in SFUSD who does an outstanding job and who embodies our core values? Nominate them today for a RAVE Award!