Leveraging Opportunities for Instructional Excellence: Implementing the Common Core

Overview of SCUSD

Strategic Plan

Sacramento City Unified School District (n.d). Strategic plan 2010-2014. Sacramento, CA: Author. Available at http://www.scusd.edu/sites/main/files/file-attachments/2010_strat_plan_3_0.pdf

Sacramento City Unified School District’s (SCUSD) strategic plan outlines its vision for preparing globally competitive, lifelong learners in a time of exponential change. Anchoring this vision is a commitment to three foundational pillars: career- and college- ready students, family and community engagement, and organizational transformation. District objectives include strategic community partnerships, practical and high impact professional learning, and a district-wide culture of continuous improvement centered on teaching and learning. The plan emphasizes a holistic approach to support education and serves as a call to collective action across the district and its stakeholders.

Student Enrollment

SCUSD student enrollment. Retrieved on October 25, 2013 from DataQuest, California Department of Education. Available for members at this link.

The pie chart shows SCUSD’s student enrollment by race/ethnicity in 2012-13. The table below presents SCUSD’s enrollment of English Learners, students redesignated to Fluent-English-Proficient, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities in 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2013-14.

Student Outcomes

SCUSD Academic Performance Index (API) growth by significant subgroup. Retrieved on October 25, 2013 from DataQuest, California Department of Education. Available for members at this link.

This table provides the Growth API, Base API, and difference between these two numbers for SCUSD overall and for each numerically significant student subgroup in 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13.

SCUSD tenth grade passing rates for the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) English language arts and mathematics. Retrieved on October 18, 2013 from the SCUSD data dashboard. Not available online.

This table provides tenth grade CAHSEE passing rates for English language arts and mathematics by student race/ethnicity and English proficiency status in 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13.

SCUSD cohort graduation rates by race/ethnicity. Retrieved on October 25, 2013 from DataQuest, California Department of Education. Available for members at this link.

This table presents four-year cohort graduation, dropout, and still enrolled rates in 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12. Rates are provided for the district as a whole and by race/ethnicity.

SCUSD graduates meeting UC/CSU requirements. Retrieved on October 18, 2013 from the SCUSD data dashboard. Not available online.

These charts show the percent of SCUSD graduates meeting University of California and California State University admission requirements in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Percentages are reported by race/ethnicity and English proficiency.

Human Resource Data

Sacramento City Unified School District. (2013). SCUSD teachers by gender, race/ethnicity, experience, and level (2013-14). Sacramento, CA: Author. Available for members at this link.

These tables present counts of SCUSD’s teachers (including regular and non-regular classroom teachers) by gender, race/ethnicity, years of experience, and schooling level assignment in 2013-14.