Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District is a school district in southern Sacramento County, California, United States.

Elk Grove Unified School District
Elk Grove, CA
South, Eastern Sacramento County California
United States
District information
SuperintendentChristopher R. Hoffman
Budget$600 Million
Students and staff
Other information

The Elk Grove Unified School District is the fifth largest school district in California and the largest in northern California.

Located in southern Sacramento County, the district covers 320 square miles (830 km2). For the 2007–08 school year, the district served more than 61,000 students. More than 80 languages and dialects are spoken by over 63,000 Elk Grove Unified students.

The district has 64 schools: 39 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, 9 high schools, 4 alternative education schools, an adult school, a special education school, and a charter school.

The district is governed by a publicly elected seven-member Board of Education. District Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffman, has served Elk Grove Unified since 2014. Mr. Hoffman is the sixth superintendent to serve the district since unification on July 1, 1959.


Today the Elk Grove Unified School District's boundaries cover 320 square miles (830 km2), stretching almost from the Sacramento River to the foothills of Amador County.

The district is the result of the unification of smaller districts that date back to the 19th century.

The elementary school district known as "Elk Grove" was formed in 1866 and is one of the oldest in the state of California. The Elk Grove Union High School District followed almost 30 years later opening in 1892.

The unification of the Elk Grove district took place in 1959 under the leadership of County Superintendent T.R. Smedberg, a former superintendent of Elk Grove Union High School District. The elementary districts that unified with the high school district included: Elk Grove, Sierra-Enterprise, Franklin, Cosumnes, Dillard, Florin, and Pleasant Grove.

Elk Grove Unified has only had six superintendents in its 62-year history.

  • 1959 to 1968 – George Kibby
  • 1969 to 1983 – Glenn Houde
  • 1983 to 1995 – Robert L. Trigg
  • 1995 to 2004 – David W. Gordon
  • 2004 to 2014 – Steven M. Ladd
  • 2014 to present - Christopher R. Hoffman
Franklin High School

High schoolsEdit

Middle schoolsEdit

Each of the middle schools below is fed into a high school above.

  • Joseph Kerr Middle School (est. 1964) (Elk Grove High School) the current JKMS was the EGHS campus before 1964 then the campus became JKMS
  • James Rutter Middle School (est. 1966) (Florin High School)
  • Samuel Jackman Middle School (est. 1991) (Valley High School)
  • Harriet Eddy Middle School (est. 1994), national Blue Ribbon School in 2000. (Laguna Creek High School)
  • T.R. Smedberg Middle School (est. 1997) (Sheldon High School)
  • Toby Johnson Middle School (est. 2002) (Franklin High School)
  • Edward Harris Jr. Middle School (est. 2004) (Monterey Trail High School)
  • Katherine L. Albiani Middle School (est. 2005) (Pleasant Grove High School)
  • Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School (est. 2008) (Cosumnes Oaks High School)

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Florin Elementary School (est. 1887)
  • Cosumnes River Elementary School (est. 1948)
  • Elk Grove Elementary School (established in 1948, re-established in 1993)
  • EGES - major fire at original historical campus location 2015.[1]
  • Pleasant Grove Elementary School (est. 1950)
  • C.W. Dillard Elementary School (est. 1955)
  • Franklin Elementary School (est. 1955)
  • Sierra Enterprise Elementary School (est. 1955)
  • Anna Kirchgater Elementary School (est. 1956)
  • James A. McKee Elementary School (est. 1963)
  • Samuel Kennedy Elementary School (est. 1963)
  • David Reese Elementary School (est. 1965)
  • Charles E. Mack Elementary School (est. 1966)
  • Herman Leimbach Elementary School (est. 1972)
  • Florence Markofer Elementary School (est. 1980)
  • Ellen Feickert Elementary School (est. 1981)
  • Prairie Elementary School (est. 1981)
  • Isabelle Jackson Elementary School (est. 1988)
  • Union House Elementary School (est. 1988)
  • John Reith Elementary School (est. 1989)
  • John Ehrhardt Elementary School (est. 1991)
  • Mary Tsukamoto Elementary School (est. 1992)
  • Foulks Ranch Elementary School (est. 1993), national (Blue Ribbon School) in 2004
  • Elitha Donner Elementary School (est. 1994)
  • Barbara Comstock Morse Elementary School (est. 1995)
  • Maeola R. Beitzel Elementary School (est. 1996)
  • Arthur C. Butler Elementary School (est. 1998)
  • Joseph Sims Elementary School (est. 1999)
  • Raymond Case Elementary School (est. 2000), national (Blue Ribbon School) in 2016
  • Stone Lake Elementary School (est. 2000)
  • Elliott Ranch Elementary School (est. 2002)
  • Irene B. West Elementary School (est. 2002)
  • Robert J. Fite Elementary School (est. 2002)
  • Edna Batey Elementary School (est. 2003)
  • Arlene Hein Elementary School (est. 2004)
  • Roy Herburger Elementary School (est. 2004)
  • Arnold Adreani Elementary School (est. 2005)
  • Helen Carr Castello Elementary School (est. 2005)
  • Carroll Elementary (est. 2006)
  • Sunrise Elementary School (est. 2007)
  • Marion Mix Elementary School (est. 2015)
  • Robert J. McGarvey Elementary School (est. 2017)
  • Zehnder Ranch Elementary School (est. 2017)

Continuation schoolsEdit

  • William Daylor High School (est. 1966) college-preparatory
  • Rio Cazadero High School (est. 1981)
  • Calvine High School (est. 1991)

Alternative schoolsEdit

  • Las Flores High School (est. 1988), a charter school
  • Elk Grove Charter School (est. 1999)
  • Elk Grove Unified School District Virtual Academy (est. 2010), an online school

Police DepartmentEdit

An Elk Grove Unified School District Police car sits outside a high school in Elk Grove, CA

Elk Grove Unified School District contracts with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department as a law enforcement service for its schools and support facilities. Other local agencies, such as Elk Grove Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, Rancho Cordova Police Department and Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, provide support for all schools within their jurisdictions. The department works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are dispatched by their own communications center on Gerber Road.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article10735832.html
  2. ^ "COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)". Elk Grove Unified School District. Retrieved 2020-03-08.

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