Mission, Values and Motto

Our Mission

Riverside Unified School District provides engaging, innovative, and equitable learning experiences for all students.

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Our Values


We work diligently to build bridges between our schools and community in order to create rich learning experiences and opportunities for all. Strategic connections with our partners are core to the success of our District.


RUSD is committed to creating an engaging learning environment that promotes curriculum, programs, physical spaces, and the development of relationships that enable students to feel welcome, connected and inspired.


We are committed to implementing inclusive practices and policies that honor the rich diversity of our district and the greater region. With a focus on positive outcomes for all, we will work diligently to ensure all students have their needs met, strengths fostered, and graduate prepared for success.


We value lifelong learning, personal integrity, achievement and accomplishment. We seek to inspire and empower students to reach their highest potential.


RUSD is future-oriented in the design of its schools and educational programs. Personalization, creativity, and technology are central to the District’s approach to preparing students for an increasingly fast-paced world.


We cultivate graduates who succeed academically, are physically and mentally healthy, and are active and engaged citizens. The District strives to create safe and multidimensional educational environments that support students’ development as they become well-rounded individuals.

Our Motto

be extraordinary