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School Quality Improvement Index (SQII) reports now available

Academic performance is only one of the many factors to consider when measuring school quality, and the new School Quality Improvement Index (“the Index”) embodies our more holistic approach to school and district accountability by including measures of social-emotional learning and school culture-climate in addition to academic achievement. The Index also makes more students visible by including results for any student group with 20 or more students.

Schools and offices closed on Monday, Feb. 15

All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day.

Nominate an educator for the Mayor's Teacher and Principal of the Year awards

We all have an educator who made a difference in our lives, changed our worldviews or reached out when we needed it most. Nominate an amazing teacher or principal for the Mayor's Teacher or Principal of the Year award by Feb. 19.

Annual School Planning Retreat on Feb. 20 at Balboa HS

Families, staff (and students in middle and high schools) are expected and encouraged to help their schools set priorities by participating in their school’s planning process. Even if you can't make it to the Retreat, find out more about what you can expect with your school’s planning process.

Attend the School Planning Retreat on Saturday, Feb. 20 for an opportunity to work together on your school's Balanced Scorecard, academic plan and budget for the 2016-17 school year. Talk to your school’s principal about how you can attend and participate in your school’s planning process. This year's retreat will be held at Balboa High School.

Provide feedback about the math core curriculum

Come by on Wednesday, Feb. 24, to look over student and teacher materials for the math core curriculum for kindergarten through Algebra 2 or Precalculus Compression. You will have the opportunity to provide structured feedback, which will be incorporated in our revisions to the materials for the 2016-17 school year.

Conference for families with children with disabilities on March 5

The 2016 Information and Resource Conference for families with children with disabilities or special healthcare needs will feature 25 workshops on a variety of topics and over 85 exhibitors. The free conference will be on Saturday, March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at O'Connell High School. Childcare fills up quickly, so sign up early!

To register or request additional information, call 415-920-5040 or visit the website.

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) task force

SFUSD's LCAP Task Force includes students, parents, educators and community organizations, and meets monthly during the school year. We are planning a series of site-based conversations, community forums and focus groups to provide feedback and help shape the district’s annual LCAP. These events will take place from January through March 2016.

Note to former SFUSD students seeking high school diplomas

Were you issued a certificate of completion in the spring of 2006 or later? Did you meet all graduation requirements but did not pass either one or both sections of the CAHSEE? Based on the law signed by Governor Brown on Oct. 7, 2015, you may be eligible to receive a high school diploma. If you believe you now qualify for a high school diploma under the new law, you can fill out our short application online. Per state law, diplomas cannot be issued until after Jan. 1, 2016. For further information, please contact

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results

The California Department of Education (CDE) has sent individual student reports to school districts, and district and school site level summary reports can be viewed at the CDE's CAASPP website.

SFUSD’s budget for 2015-16

With the state’s economy recovering, this year we are starting to see funding levels from the state begin to return to a level that covers the costs of running a school district. We are also receiving some one-time bumps in funding that we are putting to use. Read answers to some frequently asked questions about the budget.

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)

School accountability report cards (SARCs) for every district school can be downloaded from individual school profile pages. See a list of all our schools. If you should need a written copy of a SARC, you can obtain one from your school principal or contact the Research, Planning and Accountability Department at 415-241-6454.

School meal menus

Did you know can set up a pre-pay account for your child's school meals or apply for free and reduced lunch online? Sign up today!

School information

Find school phone numbers, maps, school websites, SchoolLoop links, SARC info, and more by choosing a school below:

English language learners

Find out about services for English language learners.

Special education

Special education is instruction specifically designed to address the educational and related developmental needs of children with disabilities.

Does your child need an assessment for special education or special education services?

All children develop at different rates and in different ways. Read more if you think your child may have a disability.

Section 504 Rehabilitation Act Program

Section 504 enables a student with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity to receive accommodations and/or related services to ensure equal access to education. Find out more about our Rehabilitation Act Program.

Free translation & interpretation services

The Translation and Interpretation Unit (TIU) has revised its Chinese/English/Spanish glossary of educational terms specific to SFUSD. It is a living document and it will be updated on a regular basis. Read the latest version of the glossary.

You can download our translated documents in multiple languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Arabic. We also provide translation and interpretation services:

2015 Annual & Five Year Developer Fee Report

Each year the District provides to the public information on impact fees received from new residential and commercial/industrial development. The 2015 Annual & Five Year Developer Fee Report documents the collection and expenditure of developer fees used to mitigate the impact of new development on the school facilities.

Facilities Use Permit Fees and Online Fee Calculator

All permit applications are online—we are not accepting the old PDF forms, so be sure to set up your user account and apply for permits at

All permit application forms must be printed out, signed by the principal or director of the site you plan to use, and turned in to the Real Estate Office.

Visit Using and Renting SFUSD Facilities to download permit applications, read our FAQ, and learn about renting SFUSD facilities.

Guide to Parent- and Community-Funded Programs for Schools

These guides offer a general overview of procedures for depositing funds raised by parent and community groups into school trust accounts and an FAQ on navigating SFUSD policies, including how to tell if you need a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or a facilities use permit.

MOUs for Community-Based Organizations and Agencies

All organizations or agencies that provide services to students in any public school, even free of charge to SFUSD, need to have a Board-approved formal agreement with SFUSD called a “Memorandum of Understanding,” or MOU.

Need Help With Your MOU?

MOU assistance at SFUSD’s Office of Family & Community Engagement


Doing Business with SFUSD


The Bid Process:


How do I volunteer in a school?

There are many opportunities for community members to volunteer in schools. The San Francisco Education Fund can match you to a teacher that has requested a volunteer.

How do I check a reference for a job applicant formerly employed by SFUSD?

You may contact the Human Resources Office at 415-241-6101. 

How do I get approval to distribute information to staff, students, and/or parents?

All fliers and distributions to school sites from community organizations must be reviewed and approved by contacting the Office of Public Outreach and Communications at 415-241-6565. Find out more.

How can community organizations partner with SFUSD?

Community organizations can partner with SFUSD by becoming an approved Community Based Organization (CBO). Find out more.

Teach and Lead in San Francisco

As a San Francisco public school educator, you will have the opportunity to work with an amazing, diverse group of students alongside supportive and talented colleagues. You will be an integral part of the District’s effort to ensure that every student who enrolls in our schools will graduate ready for college, career, and life. Start your application now at!

If you have any questions, please contact us at We look forward to working with you!

Launch and Build a Career in SFUSD

At SFUSD we want all employees to be able to envision their career with us where they can serve students in multiple capacities. View the following presentation to find out more about how you can start and grow your career as an educator in SFUSD:

SFUSD Career Pathways presentation

Certificated Careers

All positions requiring a credential

APPLY NOW for certificated positions

Classified Careers

All positions that do not require a credential

APPLY NOW for classified positions

From Mónica Vásquez, Chief Administrative Officer:

People are the most important part of any organization. Here in SFUSD's Human Resources department we are committed to excellent customer service and supporting the people who make this organization thrive — our teachers, administrators, and classified staff as well as our parents and the broader community. Our district vision is to ensure that all SFUSD students graduate ready for college or career and to excel as 21st century citizens. In Human Resources we play a critical role toward this vision by ensuring we recruit, develop and help retain the best teachers, leaders and staff for our students and families.

Human Resources Mission Statement

We are committed to providing employment, support, and information services to applicants, employers, and the community in an efficient, responsive, and courteous manner to best achieve the educational goals of the San Francisco Unified School District.