San Ramon Valley Unified School District
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District encompasses the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, and San Ramon (including the new Dougherty Valley communities in east San Ramon) as well as a small portion of the cities of Walnut Creek and Pleasanton. The district is comprised of 35 schools serving more than 32,000 students in Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 12.
The District employees approximately 3,500 people, hiring 250-300 employees per year. With an annual operating budget of over $236 million, SRVUSD receives more than $17 million per year in parent/private donations, and $6.7 million per year from a local parcel tax.
District students are exposed to a rigorous, 21st century, standards-based curriculum with a strong focus on the essential skills including language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Strong physical education, health, foreign language, technology, and visual and performing arts programs are also offered. SRVUSD is excited to continue its transition to the Common Core State Standards, and we are committed to ensuring students, parents and staff are fully prepared for this transition to a more meaningful, innovative and rich learning experience for all students. Students graduating from district high schools are required to have earned 240 designated credits. Opportunities include a rigorous academic program, outstanding technical and vocational curricula, and innovative elective courses. All students have opportunities to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities.
With an Academic Performance Index of 928, SRVUSD ranks 8th among all unified school districts in California, and 3rd in northern California. 98.5% of 10th graders pass the High School Exit Exam. Over 94% of our graduating seniors attend college or university, and district students are accepted into the University of California and the California State University systems at rates far exceeding state averages. Furthermore, the district has been recognized for its excellence through such honors as the coveted State Department of Education's Distinguished Schools Award (schools in the district have received this honor more than 50 times, more than any other district in northern California), and through recognition by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
The district has a wide range of state and federally-mandated special education programs. The district's Inclusion Program is a model in the state. All district K-12 schools have resource specialist programs and site staff includes at least one resource teacher and a part-time psychologist, speech therapist, and health educator.
SRVUSD is proud of its highly trained, talented, and dedicated staff and an involved, committed, and highly educated parent community.