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About Alameda Unified School District
Serving Alameda children since 1855, Alameda Unified School District became a "unified" district in 1936. AUSD works hard to provide every student with a world-class education that strives for excellence and equity. AUSD serves the diverse educational needs of students from pre-school through high school, continuing on through adult education classes.
The Alameda Unified School District, serving almost 10,000 students, has a wide range of school offerings: a childhood development center, 10 elementary schools, four middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, an Early College High School and an adult school. We are a very diverse community of learners with a student population that is about 36% Asian, 29% White, 15% Hispanic, 8% two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander, and .25% American Indian or Alaskan Native. Approximately 18% of students are English language learners, reflecting the richness of cultures represented in a city that is suburban with all the urban characteristics of the surrounding East Bay.
We are very proud of the high quality education our entire staff provides. U.S. News and World Report Magazine has recognized Alameda and Encinal High Schools as two of the top 1500 high schools in the nation. Our graduates are Merit Scholar recipients and go on to attend such diverse and excellent institutions as Harvard, Yale, Brown, Howard, Columbia and all University of California and California State University campuses, to name just a few.
If you would like more information on how to enroll your child in Alameda Unified School District, please visit our Enrollment Information
page call (510) 337-7072, or visit us at 2060 Challenger Drive, Alameda, CA 94501.
Mission & Vision Statements
The mission of the Alameda Unified School District is to effectively use our limited resources to ensure that every child succeeds.
We believe that our diverse community of students, given a rigorous academic program in an inclusive, safe and secure environment, will be prepared to be responsible citizens.
Our Guiding Principles
#1 All students have the ability to achieve academic and personal success.
#2 Teachers must challenge and support all students to reach their highest academic and personal potential.
#3 Administrators must have the knowledge, leadership skills, and ability to ensure all students succeed.
#4 Parental involvement and community engagement are integral to the success of all students.
#5 Accountability, transparency, and trust are necessary at all levels of the organization.
#6 Allocation of funds must support our vision, mission, and guiding principles
#7 All employees must receive respectful treatment and professional support to achieve district goals
AUSD’s Master Plan: Moving Forward
Our ongoing mission is to prepare students for a lifetime of learning and responsible citizenship. By keeping that in mind with everything we do and every decision we make Alameda USD students continue to excel - constantly pushing the highest levels of academic and athletic achievement in the state. Our district Master Plan is our roadmap to the future - serving as a guidepost for decision making at all levels. We invite you to learn more and join us as "together" we continue to embrace the high standards of educational excellence this community has expected for over 150 years.
AUSD’s five-year strategic plan includes the following:
• Redesign of the district’s central office
• Raise the bar on achievement
• Create a system of attractive school options
• Maintain a policy of neighborhood elementary school
• Strengthen effective enrichment programs
• Optimize enrollment
• Build non-profit, business and philanthropic partnerships.
District Performance Management Systems
The Alameda Board of Education has prioritized a performance management system as a strategic district goal due to AUSD’s ongoing desire for continuous improvement. Components of an evolving performance management system include the following:
• School Updates and Progress Reports
• 10 Steps to Success
• School Accountability Reports
2060 Challenger Dr. Alameda, Ca 94501
Main Line: (510) 337-7000
Board of Education
Sean McPhetridge, Ed.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Chief Student Support Officer
Chief Business Officer (CBO), Business Services
Chief Human Resources Officer
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