Murry Schekman

Welcome to the Secondary Education Division of the Pàjaro Valley Unified School District!


It's all about student learning at our middle schools and high schools! Our communities are blessed with three comprehensive high schools, four middle schools and one junior high school. It is our goal to both lead and support our secondary schools to ensure that our students are fully prepared for the rigors and joys of college, career and life. In spite of very difficult budgets, our district has improved our focus on learning and is committed to every student’s academic, social and career development. Our dynamic teaching staff in our secondary schools continues to develop and improve the delivery of the curriculum better meeting the needs of our students in 204-15, our future workforce.


The Secondary Education Division encourages active partnerships between schools and community groups, businesses and welcomes the opportunity to build and foster the relationships that both enhance student learning and raises the public's awareness about the inner workings of our secondary schools.


Our staff in the district office and at our school sites is here to serve. As the Assistant Superintendent in Charge of Secondary Education, I am excited to see each of our schools up close and offer my ideas and experiences. Our district's goals are our focus and will ensure continued academic growth at all of our schools.


Goal #1: Engage and sustain the trust, involvement and responsibility of all parents and community to promote collaborative programs which result in high levels of success for all students.


Goal #2: Attract, hire, develop and retain an excellent professional staff throughout the district.


Goal #3: Provide academic challenges for all students. Support and maintain programs that are successful and help build new opportunities so we keep all students engaged in their learning


Goal #4: Maintain a balanced budget while effectively maximizing all resources to fulfill educational priorities.


Goal #5: Ensure that all schools provide a safe, healthy and positive school environment for students and staff.


Goal #6: Provide a consistent and strategic program to achieve the goal of English acquisition, as measured by a transition from Limited English Proficient (LEP) to Fluent English Proficient (FEP) in1-6 years from entry into the English Learner program with a sense of urgency, to assure that students have the opportunity to be academically successful.


Please feel free to call me if I can be of any assistance.


Thank You,

Murry Schekman

Assistant Superintendent





Rap on effective learning

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"The Great Depression"

This video, "The Great Depression", was created by 3 WHS students during the summer school program.  It is an excellent example of student work and the application of Common Core approaches.