THE MISSION OF THE CUPERTINO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TO PROVIDE A CHILD-CENTERED ENVIRONMENT THAT CULTIVATES CHARACTER, FOSTERS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, AND EMBRACES DIVERSITY. DISTRICT FAMILIES, COMMUNITY, AND STAFF JOIN AS PARTNERS TO DEVELOP CREATIVE, EXEMPLARY LEARNERS WITH THE SKILLS AND ENTHUSIASM TO CONTRIBUTE TO A CONSTANTLY CHANGING GLOBAL SOCIETY.
The Cupertino Union School District, with state and national recognition for the excellence of its schools, serves 16,300 students-representing 57 different languages-in a 26-square mile area that includes the city of Cupertino and portions of five other cities in California's Silicon Valley. Our children attend twenty elementary schools and four middle schools.
Instructionally, the district provides a comprehensive array of integrated, school-based services designed to meet the needs of all students, including extended learning, special education, and English Language Development programs. All our schools are part of the school-based coordination program to identify and direct resources to support efforts that have a positive impact on student learning. Historically, district test scores have been high, placing Cupertino among the premier public school districts in the state. The community has high expectations for its children and the degree of parent involvement is high despite the growing number of single parent families and those in which both parents work outside the home. In response to the increasing need for quality, affordable child care, the district provides before and after school student care programs on a space available basis at all elementary schools in partnership with licensed providers.
Cupertino is nationally recognized for leadership in the innovative application of technology to enrich student learning. The district has adopted a comprehensive Instructional Technology Plan designed to fully integrate technology into the curriculum. The plan focuses on equitable access for all learners (students and adults), transparent connectivity among all learners, and learner-focused training and support.
The district is proud of its tradition of providing students with the social and academic skills needed to prepare them for life as responsible, productive citizens of the twenty-first century and has developed a long-range strategic plan that shape the district's future. Believing that the most significant variable in the delivery of services to our students is the quality of our human resources, a major goal of the strategic plan is to attract, retain, and develop a competent, caring, and effective staff.