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Tulare understands the importance of having an educated community. Well-educated students go on to be strong community leaders and contribute to the area’s enhanced quality of life. With excellent resources from early childhood learning through graduate studies, students of all ages and backgrounds are furnished with opportunities for top-quality education in Tulare.

The main elementary school district in the community is Tulare City School District (preK-8). TCSD is one of nine elementary school districts in the area that feeds into the Tulare Joint Union High School District, which serves secondary students (9-12). Oak Valley Union School District, Palo Verde Union School District, Sundale Union School District, Liberty School District, Buena Vista School District Pixley Union School District. Tipton School District and Waukena Joint Union School District – also serve small portions of Tulare.

Part of the Tulare Joint Union High School District is the Tulare Adult School, a great resource for adults 18 and over in the community. The Tulare Adult School is a fully accredited school offering a range of programming, including office skills courses, a nursing and allied health program, culinary arts instruction, a diploma/GED program, ESL classes, opportunities for senior enrichment and academic counseling.

44 school systems

All 44 school systems (and one community college) in Tulare County are supported by the Tulare County Office of Education. More than 100,000 students, along with thousands of teachers and administrators, benefit from a range of services supplied through the Office of Education, including business services, human resources, instructional and training services and special services.

The area is also equipped with early childhood education and daycare centers, independent and parochial schools and a number of higher learning institutions. Cal State University; Fresno and Cal State University, Bakersfield; are both located within one hour of Tulare. Golden State Business College and San Joaquin Valley College are available next door, in Visalia. Additionally, the University of California, Davis, operates a cooperative extension in Tulare.

College of the Sequoias (COS), a two-year community college, operates a campus in neighboring Visalia, has opened a new campus in Tulare. Construction of COS’s Tulare Center for Agriculture and Technology continues over 120 acres and will be able to accommodate 20,00 students. The District passed a $60 million local bond to fund phase III of the project to house the Animal Science & Technology Complex. The last phase of the project includes the addition of a new Vocational Education Building, which will open in 2014.

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