Sacramento County School Districts

General Information for Every School District in Sacramento County.

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There are about 16 school districts within Sacramento County, encompassing such cities as Sacramento, Elk Grove, Elverta, Folsom, Galt, Rio Linda, Herald, Antelope, Rio Vista and Carmichael.

According to the Sacramento County Office of Education, enrollment in these districts totaled 237,781 as of October 2006. These school districts can be as small as 300 students at the Elverta Joint School District or as large as 60,000 at Elk Grove Unified School District.

Here are the districts in alphabetical order:

Arcohe Union School District


Located in a rural city of Herald, Calif. in southern Sacramento County, the Arcohe Union School District has one school - the Arcohe School. There are about three classrooms each for primary education and two classrooms each for secondary education.

  • Superintendent: Mark Cornfield
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of Students: 510


Center Unified School District

CUSD has about nine schools within its district, including two charter schools. The district celebrated its 149th year this past April. Most of the schools in this district are established in Antelope, with its only middle school in Roseville.


  • Superintendent: Dr. Kevin Jolly
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of Students: 5,842

Del Paso Heights School District

The four of the five schools that make up the Del Paso Height School District are elementary schools. The fifth school teaches a preschool through kindergarten. This northeastern district caters to a diverse student population.


  • Superintendent: Ramona E. Bishop, Ed.D.
  • Grades: K-6
  • Number of Students: 1,315

Elk Grove Unified School District

EGUSD covers about one-third of Sacramento County with nearly 60 schools in rural, urban and unincorporated areas of Elk Grove, Sacramento, Florin, Franklin, Laguna Creek, Laguna West, Wilton, Vineyard, Rancho Murieta, Sheldon, Valley Hi and Sloughouse.


  • Superintendent: Dr. Steven M. Ladd
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of Students: 61,881

Elverta Joint School District

The three schools that make up the Elverta Joint School District is a preschool, elementary school and a middle school. The city of Elverta is located in northern Sacramento County.


  • Superintendent: Patricia Newsome (Interim)
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of Students: 337

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Folsom Cordova Unified offers a diversity of educational opportunities, from traditional schools to adult education. There are 30 schools in the district, which occupies the northeast section of Sacramento County in Folsom and Rancho Cordova. There will an elementary and a high school opening for the fall 2007 semester.


  • Superintendent: Patrick Godwin
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of Students: 18,793

Galt Elementary School District

Five elementary schools and two middle schools make up the Galt Joint Union School District, which serves the Delta city of Galt. While northwestern and eastern U.S. schools may experience snow days, extreme fog may cause delays for GJUSD students.


  • Superintendent: Dr. Karen Schauer
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of Students: 4,394

Galt Joint Union High School District

Two high schools and an adult education school make up this school district. A new high school is in the planning stages.

  • Superintendent: Thomas Gemma
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of Students: 2,343

Grant Joint Union High School District

There are 19 schools in the Grant Joint Union High School District. New housing developments in the area will cause enrollment to grow at the high school level, according to district predictions.

  • Superintendent: Patricia Newsome (Interim)
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Number of Students: 13,488

Natomas Unified School District

Many NUSD schools can be found in the Natomas suburb, a growing area in northern Sacramento. The latest addition to the district is Inderkum High School, which opened in 2004. The campus also houses the North Natomas Library and the Natomas Center of American River College.

  • Superintendent: Dr. Steve M. Farrar
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of Students: 10,821

North Sacramento School District

The North Sacramento School District is among the most diverse districts in the county with an 80% ethnic population. These 10 schools serve the northern and central Sacramento residents.

  • Superintendent: Frank S. Porter
  • Grades: K-7
  • Number of Students: 4,897

Rio Linda Union School District

Rio Linda Union earned a Outstanding Achievement Award for the 2005-06 academic year. RLUSD schools are in North Highlands, Rio Linda, and Sacramento.

  • Superintendent: Frank S. Porter
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of Students: 10,561

River Delta Unified School District

The River Delta Unified School District elementary, middle, high and adult schools serve the Delta cities of Courtland, Clarksburg, Isleton, Rio Vista, and Walnut Grove.

  • Superintendent: Dr. Alan Newell
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of Students: 2,219

Robla School District

This northeastern school district serves preschool through sixth grade. The Robla School District consists of six schools.

  • Superintendent: Ralph Friend
  • Grades: K-6
  • Number of Students: 2,024

Sacramento City Unified School District

SCUSD is among the 10 largest school districts in the state. In addition to the nearly 50,000 K-12 students, the district also serves 20,000 adult education students. SCUSD oversees nearly 90 schools, which are all located in the city of Sacramento.

  • Superintendent: Dr. M. Magdalena Carrillo Mejia
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of Students: 49,355

San Juan Unified School District

San Juan Unified serves the cities and neighborhoods of Sacramento, Arcade, Arden, Orangevale, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Folsom, Gold River and Fair Oaks.

  • Superintendent: Steven W. Enoch
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of Students: 47,862
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