Mission Statement


The mission of the Santa Barbara Unified School District is to ensure the educational success of all students through high expectations and a commitment to excellence and to empower them to reach their full potential as responsible, ethical, and productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.

Core Beliefs and Commitments

  • We believe that the achievement of the district’s mission is a shared responsibility requiring the cooperation and commitment of students, parents, staff, board members, and the community.
  • We will ensure academic excellence by providing quality educational programs with all staff members focused on continually improving student achievement.
  • We will effectively and transparently manage our financial and human resources to support our educational goals.
  • We will maintain safe and orderly school environments for all students and employees.
  • We will promote a culture of mutual trust and respect among students, parents, staff, and community members.
  • We value student and staff diversity in our schools and classrooms and will promote equal access across all educational programs and activities.