Visalia Unified School District

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Visalia Unified School DistrictVusd.jpg
Visalia, California
United States
District information
Motto We Create Futures
Grades K - 12, Adult
Established 1885
Superintendent Todd Oto, Ed.D.
Students and staff
Students 32,000
Other information

The Visalia Unified School District is a school district in Tulare County, California. VUSD was established in 1885, and is the oldest school district in Tulare County[citation needed]. The school district covers an area of 214 miles, and includes 24 elementary schools, a newcomer language assessment center, four 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 & mentally ill students. The VUSD area has a population base of over 135,000 people, over 32,000 of which are served by the school district.


Elementary schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Other Visalia District Schools[edit]

  • Visalia Adult School
  • Charter Alternative Academy
  • Charter Home School
  • River Bend School
  • Visalia Charter Independent Study
  • Global Learning Charter School (Opening Fall 2017)

Anti-gay discrimination case[edit]

In 2002, a case against the school district was brought by gay student George Loomis and the American Civil Liberties Union for discrimination and mistreatment he had suffered as a high school senior. One teacher said of Loomis' ear rings: "Only two kinds of guys wear earrings, pirates and faggots, and I don't see any water around here."

The school district settled out-of-court for $130,000.[2][3][4]