VIDEO: San Diego Unified School District and the YMCA Celebrate New Partnership at Pacific Beach Middle School

Posted: Wednesday, April 18th 2018


San Diego Unified, Pacific Beach Middle School, and Beach and Bay Family YMCA have come together to celebrate a growing partnership that is transforming Pacific Beach Middle School into a center of community. Marking the completion of the first phase of facilities upgrades, a ribbon will be tied, not cut, to symbolize a community coming together for the benefit of Pacific Beach families. 

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WATCH: San Diego Unified Student Test Scores Stand Out Nationwide

Posted: Thursday, April 12th 2018


San Diego Unified School District was the only large district in the country to see an increase in both math and reading test scores among fourth and eighth grade students, according to new federal data.

Fourth grade students in San Diego scored an average of 222 on the reading exam in 2017, six points higher than the average in 2015, which is when the exam was last administered.

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San Diego Unified’s National Assessment Scores Increase in Reading and Mathematics

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th 2018


Results from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the Nation’s Report Card, released today by the U.S. Department of Education show San Diego Unified School District outperformed other large urban districts by demonstrating significant grade-level gains in both reading and mathematics.

San Diego Unified is the only large urban district in the nation to register significant test score increases compared with 2015 in both reading and mathematics in fourth grade, with notable gains made by students eligible for subsidized meals.

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School Police Detective Honored by San Diego County Crime Stoppers

Posted: Monday, April 9th 2018


San Diego Unified School District Police Department Detective Tami Mason’s exemplary work was recognized at this year’s Crime Stoppers Enough is Enough luncheon. Detective Mason worked in an undercover capacity in a chat room last summer and posed as an underage girl, leading to a man's arrest on charges of child pornography. Detective Mason is also known across the county for helping other agencies working on social media posts threatening school violence.
 

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Madison High students win statewide culinary competition

Posted: Wednesday, March 21st 2018


With a menu that included ceviche, pork tenderloin stuffed with chorizo and cilantro pistou, and salted caramel cremeux, three Madison High School students cooked their way past 23 other teams to win the 16th annual California ProStart Cup.

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Education to Employment program helps students identify career interests, connect with industry professionals

Posted: Monday, March 19th 2018


Would you be drawn to Pay-Doh, building blocks or an odd looking figure made of paper cups, tin foil, paper clips and other random items? Would an empty table with the word “lead” or “mentor” draw you in? 

As part of the Education to Employment (E2E) program at Kearny High School, students participate in lessons like “Let Them Play,” in which they tour 15 stations like “build,” “lead” or “mentor” and they choose which lessons interest them the most. The idea is that these lessons will ultimately lead students toward a career path most suitable for them.

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