Denise R. Jaramillo, Ed.D., Superintendent
Adrienne Barbara, Confidential Administrative Assistant
Alexandra Urbina, Confidential Administrative Secretary
Office No. (626) 943-3330
Fax. (626) 943-8050
Superintendent’s Academic Mission Statement
Alhambra Unified School District
Relationship-Driven Excellence and Equity
in a Global Haven
The dynamic and award-winning Alhambra Unified School District serves 16,665 K-12 students on 17 campuses in a richly multicultural community. In this unique multilingual haven, AUSD’s dedication to excellence and equity in whole student learning is based on a system of Positive Behavior Supports for social, emotional and behavioral well-being. It is on that foundation of connection, relationships and emotional self-regulation that our rigorous education for competitive college and careers of the future can be truly empowering.
The District is known for its superlative team of administrators, teachers and staff; an active, supportive Board; engaged parents and students; innovative business, community and academic partnerships; its creative, data-driven, consensus-building approach, and a famously student-centered community.
The depth of AUSD’s strong relationships across many fronts has won the District numerous Gold Ribbon, Distinguished Schools and Title 1 Academic Achievement Awards. Additionally, AUSD has been awarded multiple Golden Bell Awards for such efforts as its acclaimed LIFT program, and its sought-out Saturday School Program for parents and students; four Model SARB Program Awards for exemplary practice in student re-engagement; COE Award for Model Continuing High School, among many other honors. AUSD’s Dual Immersion Programs in Mandarin and Spanish and World Languages Programs; its VAPA arts education programs; STEM partnerships with UCLA Center X, and Gateway to Success mental health and safety program are winning accolades.
The District’s $259 million school bond approval for technology, safety and building improvements and upgrades will further enhance AUSD’s ability to offer each student an environment in which to thrive. It is my privilege to work with and for such a distinguished and accomplished team in our AUSD Students First culture.
With vision and dedication,
Dr. Denise R. Jaramillo