Gilroy Unified School District

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Gilroy Unified School District
Location
Gilroy, California
United States
District information
Type Public
Motto Excellence: It Takes Everyone!
Grades Preschool - 12th Grade
President Fred Tovar
Vice-president Pat Midtgaard
Superintendent Deborah Flores
Asst. Superintendent(s) Alvaro Meza, Stephanie Totter
Schools Elementary 8
Middle 3
High 4
Budget $115 million
Students and staff
Students 11,400
Faculty 1,000
Other information
Website www.GilroyUnified.org

Gilroy Unified School District is located in the southernmost tip of Santa Clara Valley, California.

The Gilroy Unified School District was created in 1966 when several small school districts joined together with the Gilroy School District. The other school districts included San Ysidro and Rucker. It covers an area of over 600 square miles, and during the 2012-2013 school year had approximately 11,000 students.

The school district currently consists of four high schools (Gilroy High School, Christopher High School, Gilroy Early College Academy, and Mt. Madonna Continuation High School), three middle schools (Brownell, Solorsano, and South Valley), and eight elementary schools (Antonio Del Buono, El Roble, Eliot, Glen View, Las Animas, Luigi Aprea, Rod Kelley, and Rucker). The District also operates a pre-school program.

One charter school, Gilroy Prep School, has been chartered by the school board and opened in 2011 serving students grades K - 8.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • Christopher High - 2015 California Gold Ribbon School [1]
  • Gilroy High - 1994 [2] and 2009 [3] California Distinguished School
  • Gilroy Early College Academy - 2015 California Gold Ribbon School,[4] 2013 California Distinguished School
  • Mt. Madonna Continuation - 2015 California Model Continuation High School [5]
  • Ascencion Solorsano Middle - 2007 and 2013 California Distinguished School, 2007 Title I Academic Achievement School
  • Brownell Middle - 2015 California Gold Ribbon School [6]
  • Glen View Elementary - 1997 California Distinguished School
  • Las Animas Elementary - 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award, 2008 California Distinguished School, 2009 Title I Academic Achievement School [7]
  • Rod Kelley Elementary - 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award

Schools[edit]

High Schools

Middle Schools

  • South Valley Middle School
  • Brownell Middle School
  • Ascencion Solorsano Middle School

Elementary Schools

  • Rucker Elementary School
  • Eliot Elementary School
  • Glen View Elementary School
  • Las Animas Elementary School
  • Antonio del Buono Elementary School
  • Luigi Aprea Elementary School
  • El Roble Elementary School
  • Rod Kelley Elementary School

Charter Schools

  • Gilroy Prep School

Board of education[edit]

Gilroy Unified is overseen by a publicly elected seven member board of education, elected at-large for four year terms. Among its duties, this body appoints the superintendent to function as the district's chief executive for carrying out day-to-day decisions and policy implementations.

As part of the November, 2016 election, the current terms for these trustees ends:

  • Mark Good
  • Fred Tovar
  • James Pace

The current term for these trustees expires in 2018:

  • Heather Bass
  • Linda Piceno
  • Pat Midtgaard
  • Jaime Rosso

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award". California Department of Education. May 5, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1986-2009 Distinguished Schools Data File" (XLS). California Department of Education. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2009 Distinguished Middle and High Schools". California Department of Education. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award". California Department of Education. May 5, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 Model Continuation High Schools". California Department of Education. March 18, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award". California Department of Education. May 5, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "2008-09 Academic Achievement Award Recipients". California Department of Education. Retrieved June 4, 2015.