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Home to over 6,000 students who attend public schools

The County is served by eleven public school districts, including four public charter schools and three non-public schools. The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office provides county-wide education leadership and support contributing to a strong instructional program for pre-K through high school, and through age 22 for eligible students with disabilities. Tuolumne County is home to Columbia College, offering associate’s degree and associate certificate programs for students as early as high school and post high school education. Furthermore, Sonora is home to the historic “Dome” built during the gold rush, where Sonora Elementary was housed for over a century.

The public schools in Tuolumne County provide a rigorous curriculum supporting the California State Standards for English language arts, mathematics, history/social science, science, and visual and performing arts in transitional kindergarten through high school. These standards are designed to support college and career readiness in order to prepare students for success in college and the workplace. Our county’s schools offer a wide range of opportunities for students to complete graduation requirements, college bound pathways, career bound pathways, music, theater arts, industrial and technical education, and athletics. Our area high schools have garnered championships in Academic Decathlon and many athletic division and State titles.

A variety of extracurricular activities complement each school district’s academic program such as athletics, student clubs, student government and leadership, career technical education, music, fine arts, performing arts, and career exploration. In addition to the curricular and extracurricular programs provided at each school site, students from all schools benefit from countywide special student events and competitions that further develop and reward student interests across the curriculum.

Columbia College is part of the California Community College system and offers a range of educational programs and services. The college’s primary goals are focused on helping students successfully transfer to a 4-year institution, complete a career technical education pathway, gain meaningful employment or earn academic awards such as certificates of achievement and associate’s degrees. For more information about Columbia College visit www.gocolumbia.edu.

Tuolumne County School Directory

Belleview School District
www.mybelleview.org
22736 Kuien Mill Rd.
Sonora, CA 95370-9551
(209) 586-5510

Big Oak Flat Groveland Unified School District
www.bofg.k12.ca.us
PO Box 1397
Groveland, CA 95321
(209) 962-5765

Columbia Union School District
www.cusd49.com
22540 Parrotts Ferry Rd.
Columbia, CA 95310-7709
(209) 532-0202

Columbia College
www.gocolumbia.ed
11600 Columbia College Dr.
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 588-5100

Curtis Creek School District
www.curtiscreekschool.com
18755 Standard Rd.
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-1083

Foothill Leadership Academy
www.foothillleadership.com
19401 Susan Way
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-4330

Gold Rush Charter School
www.goldrushcs.org
14683 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-9781

Jamestown School District
www.jamestown.k12.ca.us
18299 Fifth Ave.
Jamestown, CA 95327
(209) 984-4058

Sonora School District
www.ses.k12.ca.us
830 Greenley Rd.
Sonora, CA 95370-5293
(209) 532-5491

Sonora High School District
www.sonorahs.k12.ca.us
100 School St.
Sonora, CA 95370-5095
(209) 533-8510

Soulsbyville School District
www.soulsbyvilleschool.com
20300 Soulsbyville Rd.
Soulsbyville, CA 95372
(209) 532-1419

Summerville Elementary School District
www.sumel.k12.ca.us
18541 Carter St.
Tuolumne, CA 95379
(209) 928-4291

Summerville Union High School District
(& Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy
Charter School)
www.summbears.k12.ca.us
17555 Tuolumne Rd.
Tuolumne CA 95379
(209) 928-3498

Twain Harte School District
www.thsd.k12.ca.us
18955 Twain Harte Dr.
Twain Harte, CA 95383
(209) 586-3772

Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office
www.tcsos.us
175 S. Fairview Ln.
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-2017

Non-Public Schools

Mother Lode Adventist Jr. Academy
(209) 532-2855

Mother Lode Christian
(209) 928-4126

Sierra Waldorf School
(209) 984-0454

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