San Jose Unified School District
Effective January 1, 2022, All reservations conducted after -hours will require a minimum three-hour reservation time. After hours include weekends and school break closures.

Beginning August 2, 2021, SJUSD interior and outdoor spaces will be open for requests in 2021. All renters must acknowledge the San Jose Unified School District safety protocol prior to permit approval. There is a 3 hour minimum for rentals on the weekends, holidays and school breaks.
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Empire Gardens’ staff, parents, and students team together to ensure that every student masters academic standards in a respectful, rigorous, and college-going culture that builds on diverse backgrounds. We are dedicated to being lifelong learners as we provide equitable educational opportunities and resources for fostering successful learning.

Empire Gardens has a highly qualified and dedicated staff committed to raising student achievement by providing a respectful, safe, engaging, and rigorous learning environment for all students. The Cycle of Inquiry is deeply embedded in the school culture; instructional standards, planning, data analysis, and colleague observations focus on closing the achievement gap. Students thrive in a positive, safe, and challenging learning environment as they take ownership of their learning and develop socially responsible citizenship skills.

Empire Gardens offers several resources. An after school program, CORAL (Communities Organizing Resources to Advance Learning) focuses on improving student achievement through balanced literacy and enrichment activities. Specially funded programs include the Title 1 Program for children who need extra help in reading and math. A Student Support Counselor works with attendance issues and supports student success in school by assisting with student development, Student Success Team meetings, and parent education. A Parent Liaison connects the home and the school community, and parent education classes are frequently offered at the school.