We Believe

  • Students reach their potential when they are engaged, encouraged, challenged and supported in the pursuit of their interests, passions and talents.
  • All students are creative, unique and can learn.
  • Education is a collaborative effort among students, staff, parents, guardians and the community.
  • In valuing the diversity of students, staff and the community.
  • Every student has a voice that deserves to be heard.
  • Safe and welcoming schools help students and staff reach their potential.
  • Educational experiences for students and staff are continually improved through systems of accountability.
  • Education must be purposeful, challenging and innovative.

Characteristics of a BUSD Graduate

  • Inquisitive with a desire to be lifelong learners.
  • Self-sufficient, self-motivated and socially responsible individuals.
  • Fully prepared and equipped for college or career in the 21st Century.
  • Collaborative, creative, critical thinkers with strong communication skills.
  • Compassionate, respectful and possess a high degree of integrity.
  • Resilient with the willingness to persevere.
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial and adaptable.
  • Globally aware and environmentally responsible citizens.
  • Capable of recognizing the talents in themselves so they can be fulfilled, compassionate and engaged individuals.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Benicia Middle School Power Outage

Power at BMS went off unexpectedly around 7:00 am this morning due to a PG & E outage. It came back on right about 7:30 am.  However, when the power came back on it caused a surge in our sewer lines. Some classrooms in the E-wing and the locker rooms were...

New Administrative Staff at BUSD

Benicia Unified is excited to announce our additions to the District Administrative staff. Vanessa Fortney is joining us as the new Vice Principal at Benicia Middle School. Ms. Fortney earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Spanish and International...

An Important Letter from the BUSD Governing Board

Dear Benicia Community. The Board of Trustees would like to thank all of the students, parents, and members of the community who have contacted us to express their support for our teachers during the ongoing labor negotiations. We couldn’t agree more with...

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