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Visalia Unified School District

The Visalia Unified School District is a school district in Tulare County, California. VUSD was established in 1965. VUSD was created by the unification of VIsalia Union High School and the elementary districts it served. It had among its origins the Packwood School, created in 1845, and the Visalia City School District creates in 1855. With that ancestry, VUSD can claim to be the oldest school district in Tulare County[citation needed]. The school district covers an area of 214 miles, and includes 26 elementary schools, a newcomer language assessment center, five middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, an adult school, a charter alternative academy, a charter independent study school, a K-8 charter home school, and a school that serves orthopedic handicapped students. The VUSD area has a population base of over 135,000 people, over 32,000 of which are served by the school district. VUSD has long-standing investment in Career Technical Education, with over 4,000 students involved in the programs through the four comprehensive high schools as well as Sequoia High School, Visalia Technical Early College and Visalia Charter Independent Study. VUSD offers Career Technical Education pathways in 13 of the 15 industry sectors recognized by the State of California. VUSD offers the following Linked Learning Academies: Agricultural Biosciences & Technology; Architecture & Engineering; Business Finance Academy; Computer Science; First Responders; Health Sciences; Law & Justice; Media Arts; and Sports, Therapy, Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Neuromuscular Gains (STRONG). Through the academies, VUSD students enjoy job shadowing and internship opportunities as part of their career exploration. VUSD also offers Summer University, a college and career academy-based program open to all middle school students. During the school year, VUSD offers Saturday University, which provides enrichment and academic opportunities for all high school and middle school students. Art, music, physical education, science, math, reading and technology are among the programs offered. Through a partnership with ProYouth Visalia, nearly 5,000 students participate in after-school enrichment programs each school day. VUSD also offers a wide range of extra-curricular programs (such as performing arts and athletics) as well as co-curricular programs (such as debate competitions, animal husbandry, robotics competitions and more).

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Visalia, California
United States
District information
MottoWe Create Futures
GradesK - 12, Adult
Established1965
SuperintendentTamara Ravalin (interim))
Students and staff
Students32,000
Other information
Websitevisalia.k12.ca.us

SchoolsEdit

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Annie R. Mitchell Elementary School
  • Conyer Elementary School
  • Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
  • Crestwood Elementary School
  • Crowley Elementary School
  • Elbow Creek Elementary School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Four Creeks Elementary School
  • Golden Oak Elementary School
  • Goshen Elementary School
  • Highland Elementary School
  • Houston Elementary School
  • Hurley Elementary School
  • Ivanhoe Elementary School
  • Linwood Elementary School
  • Manuel F. Hernandez Elementary School
  • Mineral King Elementary School
  • Mountain View Elementary School
  • Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Pinkham Elementary School
  • Riverway Elementary School
  • Royal Oaks Elementary School
  • Shannon Ranch Elementary School
  • Veva Blunt Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Willow Glen Elementary School

Middle schoolsEdit

  • Divisadero Middle School
  • Green Acres Middle School
  • La Joya Middle School
  • Ridgeview Middle School
  • Valley Oak Middle School

High schoolsEdit

Other Visalia District SchoolsEdit

  • Visalia Adult School
  • Charter Alternative Academy
  • Charter Home School
  • River Bend School
  • Visalia Charter Independent Study
  • Global Learning Charter School


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