QSiEN Awards Forms & Information

Meet this year's QSiEN Award winners!

Fourteen schools from across San Diego were honored at the September 25th Board of Education meeting, where they were awarded for demonstrating excellence related to the district’s vision of offering quality schools in every San Diego neighborhood.


The Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood or "QSiEN" Awards recognize schools for going above and beyond in accomplishing specific goals from the district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The 2017-18 QSiEN Award winners are:

LCAP Goal 1 - Closing the Achievement Gap with HIgh Expectations for All

  • Birney Elementary School
  • LCAP Goal 2 - Access to Broad and Challenging Curriculum

  • Field Elementary School
  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Kearny High School
  • LCAP Goal 3 - Quality Leadership, Teaching and Learning

  • Alcott Elementary School
  • Gage ELementary School
  • LCAP Goal 4 - Positive School Environment, Climate and Culture

  • Hancock Elementary School
  • Jones Elementary School
  • Montgomery Middle School
  • Mt. Everest Academy
  • Walker Elementary School
  • LCAP Goal 5 - Family and Community Engagement

  • E.B. Scripps Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School
  • Rolando Park Elementary School



  • Nominations open later this year - stay tuned!

    Nominations for the 2018-19 Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood (QSiEN) Awards are not currently open, but will be accepted later this school year.

    The QSiEN awards are directly related to the district’s vision of offering quality schools in every San Diego neighborhood, and represent Goals 1 through 5 of the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP):

    • LCAP Goal 1 - Closing the Achievement Gap with High Expectations for All
    • LCAP Goal 2 - Access to Broad and Challenging Curriculum
    • LCAP Goal 3 - Quality Leadership, Teaching and Learning
    • LCAP Goal 4 - Positive School Environment, Climate and Culture
    • LCAP Goal 5 - Family and Community Engagement 
    San Diego Unified values the unique individual characteristics of each of our schools and believes that all schools can offer our students the best possible education right in their own community. If your school is demonstrating excellence in implementing one or more of the above goals, you may wish to nominate your school for a QSiEN award.

    Stay Tuned for 2018-19 Nomination Info!

    During site visits, QSiEN nominees will have the opportunity to show how they are implementing strategies that lead to improving our neighborhood schools, and how these strategies can be replicated by other schools. Award recipients will be announced in 2019, and selected nominees will be invited to make brief presentations at the 2019 LCAP Board Workshop.

    Watch the video below to see some of the QSiEN presentations from 2016-17.