LJCA Mission Statement
The La Jolla Cluster Association is to promote and support excellence in education in all La Jolla public schools by:
LJCA is an organization that serves the five La Jolla public schools: La
Jolla High, Muirlands Middle, and Birdrock, La Jolla and Torrey Pines
elementaries. The executive board consists of 10 parents (2 from each
school), 10 teachers (2 from each school), and five principals. The board held its first meeting on April
In creating the cluster association, the founders cited the following goals:
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San Diego Unified is supportive of cluster organizations. In its "2020 Vision for Educational Excellence" statement, district leaders declared that in the year 2020 "schools and clusters will have increased authority to establish instructional strategies designed to assure the success of each student, and will be accountable for the results of those decisions." They also promised that "schools will offer opportunities that increase the capacity of the communities to meet their own needs." And they declared that by the year 2020 "The primary role of central administration will be one of support for school sites." The district board announced an administrative restructuring in April 2010 that was designed in part to enable the district to better support clusters.