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Mission Statement

To provide a quality education and a caring community in a safe environment.

Core Values

The district is committed to building a district of choice for students and staff.

The district is committed to...

  • Treating all constituents with respect
  • Student success and achievement
  • Encouraging innovation
  • A focus on excellence
  • Fair and equitable compensation
  • Fiscal responsibility

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High School Phones are Down

Today, August 26th, the high school phones are down. They are scheduled to be fixed sometime tomorrow. For attendance issues email: jpeterson@beniciaunified.org. The front desk can be reached at kfeiglstok@beniciaunified.org. Please contact the District Office at 747-8300 for assistance. 

Applicants for Citizen Oversight Committee Sought

Thanks to the generosity of the residents of Benicia the district has approved Measure S, a 49.6 million dollar facilities bond to support Benicia's schools. The district is now obligated to establish a Citizen's Oversight Committee to satisfy the accountability requirements of Prop 39. According to Prop 29 " The purpose of the Citizen's Oversight Committee shall be to inform the public concerning the expenditure of bond revenues." For further information regarding the committee please see the attached memorandum. The Committee shall consist of 7 members appointed by the District Board based on criteria established by Prop 39:

  • One member active in a business organization representing the business community
  • One member active in a senior citizen's organization
  • One member active in a bona-fide taxpayers association
  • One member shall be a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district
  • One member shall be both a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district and active in a parent-teacher organization or school site council
  • Two members of the community at-large appointed by the Board

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the committee please complete the application and submit it to the superintendent's office by September 19th, 2014. Click here for the application and memorandum.

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Benicia Named One of the 50 Safest Cities in California

Benicia was named one of the “50 Safest Cities in California” in a report released by SafeWise this week.  To compile the report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data and other ranking factors, like unique safety initiatives and security programs implemented within the past few years. From the hundreds of cities in California, they narrowed the list down to 50 and assigned rankings according to how the city met their criteria.

Cited for its stellar safety record, important factors are Benicia’s unique history and picturesque San Francisco Bay waterfront location, its eclectic collection of things to do, from history to arts to events, along with Benicia’s warm summers and moderate winters for year-round outdoor activities that are important to residents and visitors alike.

Named number 40 out of 50, Benicia is in good company, sharing the list with the neighboring Bay Area cities of Danville, San Ramon, Cupertino, Foster City, Pacifica, Hercules, Windsor, Sunnyvale, Dublin, Lafayette, Petaluma, Pleasanton, and Belmont.    

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Welcome to BUSD


The Benicia Unified School District is located at 350 East K Street in Benicia, CA 94510. The Superintendent of Schools for BUSD is Janice Adams. The district is governed by a five-member Board and serves pre-K, through adult education. The District includes four elementary schools, one middle school, one comprehensive senior high school, one continuation high school, and a pre-school program. Student population for grades K-12 is approximately 5,000 for the 2013-14 school year. The District employs 225 teachers and 150 classified employees.

Well-equipped classrooms and helpful, knowledgeable employees exemplify strong support services. In addition to regular programs, the District also offers curricula for gifted and talented, English learners, pre-kindergarten, and independent study.

Benicia schools rank first in Solano County in the 2013 Academic Performance Index (API) results with a District base score of 852.