Davis Joint Unified School District

Student High Five

Our Mission

To ignite a love of learning and equip each student with the knowledge, skills, character, and well-being to thrive and contribute to an evolving and increasingly-connected world.   DJUSD Mission Statement

Board of Education Goals

Our Graduate Profile

Each year, an average of 700 students graduate from district high schools. The DJUSD Graduate Profile defines 21st Century Learning by specifying the six outcomes that we, as a community, believe are important for student success in college, career, and beyond. These competencies are critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, civic and cultural awareness, adaptability and resilience, collaboration, and communication.

Graduate Profile

Our Schools

The Davis Joint Unified School District provides a variety of educational programs to approximately 8,500 students in grades TK-12, at over 16 school sites and campuses.  Our schools include a diverse mix of options including: six neighborhood elementary schools and four choice elementary programs; three neighborhood junior high schools and one charter junior high; one comprehensive senior high, a continuation high school and a charter high school; as well as a K-12 school for independent study, a preschool program and an adult school.

Our Schools

Which school do I go to?

Students must attend their neighborhood boundary school based on their physical Davis address. Visit our School Locator to find your neighborhood boundary school. DJUSD also offers eight choice school programs: 4 elementary schools, 1 junior high, 1 high school, 1 continuation high school, and 1 school for independent study.

School Locator Choice Schools

Our Students

We have a culture in Davis Joint Unified of being highly inclusive and responsive to needs of our students and families. While we offer diverse programs and options, we are fundamentally committed to meeting the needs of all students and we dedicate ourselves to identifying achievement and opportunity gaps and promoting equity.  In DJUSD our English learners speak more than 40 different languages and about 22% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.  

District Enrollment

Based on June 2020 Enrollment Count

  • African American
  • Asian
  • Hispanic
  • Other (Filipino, Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native)
  • White
Students with First Language other than English
Students Receiving ELL Services
Students Who Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch

In Davis, we all belong!

Our students come from all over the world.

Out-of-Boundary Background Information


Recent demographic trends show that the Davis resident birth rate and enrollment continues to decline. Because State funding is directly tied to our enrollment, DJUSD works to keep classes as full as possible by filling empty seats with Out-of-Boundary students. If we wish to keep the type of programming (i.e., courses, school configuration, support services, etc.) that DJUSD has historically offered, maintaining current enrollment numbers is required.

IDT: Inter-District Transfers are defined as a request for students who do not live within DJUSD boundaries to attend a DJUSD school. 
*Other= (includes Out-of-Boundary students who are migrant, homeless, foster, active military, 50/50 custody, seniors)
Source of Data: DJUSD Student Information System, Snapshot Date: October 7, 2020.

Our Staff

We have a staff of about 1,000 employees, including about 500 teachers. 

The District is led by Interim Superintendent Matt Best. Five community members make up the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Education. The Board members are elected to their posts by registered voters for terms of four years.

Now Hiring!

We are looking for qualified applicants to fill a wide variety of roles in our school district. Whether you are looking to be full-time, part-time or a substitute, we have an opportunity for you.

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