The Fresno Unified School District is the 4th largest school district in California, serving more than 73,000 students.  Guided by the Board of Education’s Core Beliefs that all students can and must learn at grade level and beyond, Fresno Unified is making huge strides in preparing career ready graduates.  Momentum is building to boost student achievement through partnerships with the College Board and Long Beach Unified School District. The core work of Fresno Unified School District is to prepare all students to be career-ready graduates, that is being done through the equity and access work. Equity and access is about giving students the greatest number of opportunities from the widest array of options upon graduation.

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District Goals 2014-2019

The purpose of the four Fresno Unified School District Goals is to give the District direction to improve student outcomes. To accomplish the four District goals, it is expected that all students will be in school, on time and ready to learn every day. Here are our goals:
  1. All students will excel in reading, writing, and math
  2. All students will engage in arts, activities, and athletics
  3. All students will demonstrate the character and competencies for workplace success
  4. All students will stay in school on target to graduate

Core Beliefs

Student Learning

  • Every student can and must learn at grade level and beyond. 

High Quality Instruction

  • Teachers must demonstrate the ability and desire to educate each child at a high level.

Leadership

  • Leaders must perform courageously and ethically to accomplish stated goals.

Safety

  • A safe learning and working environment is crucial to student learning.

Culture

  • Fresno Unified is a place where:
    • Diversity is valued
    • Educational excellence and equity are expected
    • Individual responsibility and participation by all is required
    • Collaborative adult relationships are essential
    • Parents, students and the community as a whole are vital partners

Commitments

Student Learning

  • We will provide all students access to high quality options and a variety of activities.
  • We will implement, continue or expand practices proven to raise student achievement; and eliminate practices that do not.

High Quality Instruction

  • We expect all students to achieve their personal best; differences in achievement among socio-economic and ethnic groups are not acceptable.
  • We expect effective teacher performance toward desired results.

Leadership

  • We will require the timely delivery of high quality services to every site.
  • We will sustain and monitor a financial plan that ensures the viability of the district.
  • We will provide clear expectations and regularly support professional growth.

Safety

  • We will provide a safe, clean, and orderly learning and working environment.

Culture

  • We will establish collaborative relationships with staff, parents, students, and the community.
  • We strongly encourage and welcome the valuable contributions of our families.
  • We expect and depend upon individual responsibility.