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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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Registration for the 2014-15 School Year

Registration for all of our continuing students will open on July 1st. If you have a new student to Benicia Unified and have not enrolled them into a school yet, click here. For all other continuing students that are returning to Benicia Schools, click here and follow the instructions. Welcome to the 2014-15 school year!

Enrollment for New Students

Benicia Unified is announcing enrollment for all new Benicia students for the 2014-15 school year. Kindergarten and new Elementary student enrollment begins the month of February. Your child must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2014 to enroll in Kindergarten. We also offer Transitional Kindergarten for all Benicia students who turn 5 between September 2nd and December 2, 2014. Enrollment is done at each elementary site by appointment only. Click here to check which site your student will attend and to get more information on enrollment requirements.

Enrollment for our Secondary students will begin in April. Please call our Middle School and High School for more information.

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Summer Meals at Robert Semple

Click here for information on summer meals at Robert Semple.

Measure S Passes!

Superintendent Janice Adams is pleased to announce that Measure S passed last night at 63.2%.  A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the successful passage of this much-needed measure.  A huge thank you to those who walked precincts, made phone calls and encouraged parents and community members to vote yes.  We are grateful to our community for its willingness to invest in our schools.

Measure S will bring 49.6 million dollars into the district for modernization and renovation projects.  Our first priority will be health and safety concerns.  What a great way to end the school year!   

Eco-Art Camp

Arts Benicia's Summer Eco-Art Camp is looking for kids who want to stretch their imaginations and strengthen their creative potential. The program is led by professional teaching artists and includes hands on art projects focused on environmental themes. Visit http://artsbenicia.org/kids/eco-art-camp/ for more information.

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.