Elk Grove Unified School District

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Elk Grove Unified School District
Type and location
Grades K-12
Established 1959
Region South, Western Sacramento County California
District information
Superintendent Steven M. Ladd, Ed.D.
Schools 61
Budget 60 Million
Students and staff
Students 61,000+
Other information
Website http://www.egusd.net/

The Elk Grove Unified School District is a school district in southern Sacramento County, California, U.S.A.

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

The Elk Grove Unified School District is facing a $13.2 million deficit for the next school year and plans to cut many programs, which critics argue will negatively affect many students in the 61 schools that the EGUSD is responsible for.

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

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

The district is governed by a publicly elected seven-member Board of Education. District Superintendent Steven M. Ladd, Ed.D., has served Elk Grove Unified since 2004. Dr. Ladd is the fifth superintendent to serve the district since unification on July 1, 1959.

History[edit]

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 five superintendents in its 52 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 present – Steven M. Ladd

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Each of the Middle Schools below are fed into a high school above

  • Joseph Kerr Middle School (est. 1935) (Elk Grove High School)
  • 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 schools[edit]

  • Florin Elementary School (est. 1887)
  • Cosumnes River Elementary School (est. 1948)
  • Elk Grove Elementary School (established in 1948, re-established in 1993)
  • 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)
  • Samuel Kennedy Elementary School (est. 1963)
  • James A. McKee 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)
  • Union House Elementary School (est. 1988)
  • Isabelle Jackson 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.
  • Barbara Comstock Morse Elementary School (est. 1995)
  • Maeola R. Beitzel Elementary School (est. 1996)
  • Elitha Donner Elementary School (est. 1994)
  • Arthur C. Butler Elementary School (est. 1998)
  • Joseph Sims Elementary School (est. 1999)
  • Raymond Case Elementary School (est. 2000)
  • Stone Lake Elementary School (est. 2000)
  • Irene B. West Elementary School (est. 2002)
  • Robert J. Fite Elementary School (est. 2002)
  • Elliott Ranch 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)

Continuation schools[edit]

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

Other Programs[edit]

  • Las Flores High School (est. 1988)
  • Elk Grove Charter School (est. 1999)
  • Elk Grove Unified School District Virtual Academy (est. 2010)

Police Department[edit]

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 and Rancho Cordova Police Department, provide strong 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.

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