South Pasadena Unified School District

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Superintendent's Message

Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school.  Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level.  The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.  Recently, community members overwhelmingly approved a $98 million bond measure ensuring that South Pasadena schools will be modernized and improved matching the high-caliber academic programs and excellent instruction for which we are well-known.

Continually evolving to prepare for the future, SPUSD is focusing on four strategic goals as outlined by the School Board and administration. These goals embody urgent and important ideas and guide planning and decision making for the District and include:

  • Enabling greater achievement for all students
  • Offering state-of-the-art curriculum and instruction
  • Achieving financial strength and sustainability
  • Providing facilities that support educational excellence

Our students reach their individual potential by developing intellectual abilities, emotional maturity, unique talents, love of learning and responsibility for their own learning. They confidently participate in the complex, global environment.  Through unending community support and strong leadership, the future looks bright for the children of South Pasadena.

Geoff Yantz, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools