• Schools for All Learners

     
    Created in 1960 with the merger of six school districts, San Juan Unified School District has a rich tradition of helping students find academic success and achievement. The district serves a 75-square mile area covering the communities of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Gold River and Orangevale. Today San Juan Unified is the 11th largest school district in California with an expenditure budget of more than $387 million used to employ more than 5,000 individuals and to educate more than 46,000 students in our early learning, TK-12 and adult programs. 
     
    San Juan Unified offers a variety of high-quality education environments to serve the learning needs of every student. To find out more about a specific school, use the school selection dropdown at the top of any web page. 
     
    If you need help or are ready to enroll in a San Juan Unified school, just click the enroll button found at the top of any web page.  
  • All San Juan Unified schools offer the same excellent curriculum for core subjects (English, history, math and science), and all require students to follow the same behavior standards. In addition, all schools welcome family involvement. Beyond these similarities, each school has developed special programs and teaching strategies to meet the needs of its students. Parents may enroll their students in any school where space is available. The best time to apply is during Open Enrollment when open enrollment applications are accepted during specified dates in December and January of each year for the following school year.  Dates for the Open Enrollment lottery application dates change each year, please check our website under Open Enrollment for specific information and dates.


    Neighborhood Schools

    Every student residing in the San Juan Unified School District is assigned a neighborhood school based on their home address. Visit our School Finder to locate your neighborhood school. Many families will decide that their neighborhood school is their best option, with a well-rounded and rigorous curriculum. 
     

    Open Schools

    Cambridge Heights Elem., Mission Avenue Elem., and Orangevale Open K-8 are open-structured schools that provide learning opportunities in all subject areas as they relate to the individual needs and interests of the child. The emotional well-being of the student is a primary goal, and the community is used as an extension of the classroom. Active family participation is strongly encouraged.
     

    Fundamental Schools 

    Cowan, Dewey, Green Oaks, Arcade, Pasteur, Casa Roble and El Camino are fundamental schools that provide a highly structured learning environment founded in educational excellence. Each school strives to instill in each student a sense of responsibility, citizenship and pride in accomplishments. Active family participation is strongly encouraged.
     

    Dual Language ImmersionStudents in dual immersion kindergarten classroom

    The Dual Language Immersion Program is available at Thomas Edison Language Institute. It is a unique education program that builds student bilingualism and bi-literacy in English and Spanish. Instruction is provided by highly trained and caring teachers. Students continue  to learn standards-based content while they become fluent in two languages; linguistically and academically.
     

    International Baccalaureate

    The IB program awards an internationally recognized diploma to students who complete the curriculum. Thomas Kelly Elementary School is an IB Primary Years Program (PYP) candidate school, offering an education with an international focus, inquiry- and action-based learning, Group of Churchill students in school shirts second-language classes and an understanding of how people work together. Winston Churchill Middle School and Mira Loma High School currently operate IB Middle Years and IB Diploma programs. Both schools are recognized as IB leaders in the Sacramento region. 
     

    Other Accelerated Programs

    Each site addresses the academic needs of its students with its own offerings.  Specific information is available by contacting the school. The District also has a specialized, self-contained Rapid Learner program which is available at Del Paso Manor, Deterding, and Pershing Elementary schools. The District identifies qualified students and notifies parents of their eligibility to participate in the program. 
     

    Career Pathways

    Career pathways provide a multi-year sequence of training in a specific career or technical field. This training can lead directly to jobs in these fields or can provide a transition to higher-level training in a variety of settings. Visit our Career and Technical Education page to explore more than 30 programs at Culinary students at stove different schools across the district.
     

    Montessori

    The Montessori Program is available at Cottage Elementary School. With the Montessori method, students receive a broad academic education in the context of a carefully planned, stimulating community and environment. The goal of Montessori education is to prepare children for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. Montessori teachers at Cottage Elementary are highly trained and have both California state teaching credentials and Montessori teaching certificates.
     

    Special Education

    Respecting individual needs and learning styles, in collaboration with families, community and all district employees, our Special Education programs challenge and support students with special needs to develop independence and achieve their potential by providing effective instruction and related services in the least-restrictive setting. Placements are the responsibility of a student’s IEP team based on student needs and appropriate programs. Although Special Education students are entitled to participate in the open enrollment process, not all programs are available at all school sites. 
     

    Alternative Schools

    San Juan Unified School District offers various alternative schools and programs to assist students in completing their high school education, including the El Sereno Independent Study Program
     
    Meraki, San Juan Unified's newest high school, offers personalized, hands-on learning leading to college and career readiness. Students have the flexibility to design their daily learning schedule, in collaboration with teachers and mentors. 
     
    Blended Learning Academy is now located on three campuses within San Juan Unified School District: Encina Preparatory High School (grades 9-12) New San Juan High School (grades 9-12) and La Entrada Continuation High School (grades 11-12 only). This program offers an alternative learning environment for students who are struggling or have become credit deficient at the traditional high school setting
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Albert Schweitzer

Elementary
916-867-2094
4350 Glenridge Drive
Carmichael, CA 95608
https://www.sanjuan.edu/schweitzer

Andrew Carnegie

Middle School
916-971-7853
5820 Illinois Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662
https://www.sanjuan.edu/carnegie

Arcade Fundamental

Middle School
916-971-7300
3500 Edison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
https://www.sanjuan.edu/arcade

Arden

Middle School
916-971-7306
1640 Watt Ave
Sacramento, CA 95864
https://www.sanjuan.edu/arden

Arlington Heights

Elementary
916-971-5234
6501 Trenton Way
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
https://www.sanjuan.edu/arlington

Bella Vista

High School
916-971-5052
8301 Madison Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
https://www.sanjuan.edu/bellavista

Cambridge Heights

Elementary
916-867-2000
5555 Fleetwood Dr.
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
https://www.sanjuan.edu/cambridge

Cameron Ranch

Elementary
916-575-2302
4333 Hackberry Lane
Carmichael, CA 95608
https://www.sanjuan.edu/cameronranch

Camp Winthers

Other
916-971-7577
720 Chamberlain Road
Soda Springs, CA 95728
https://www.sanjuan.edu/campwinthers

Carmichael

Elementary
916-971-5728
6141 Sutter Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
https://www.sanjuan.edu/carmichael

Carriage Drive

Elementary
916-971-5326
7519 Carriage Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
https://www.sanjuan.edu/carriage

Casa Roble Fundamental

High School
916-971-5452
9151 Oak Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662
https://www.sanjuan.edu/casaroble

Charles Peck

Elementary
916-867-2071
6230 Rutland Drive
Carmichael, CA 95608
https://www.sanjuan.edu/peck

Cottage

Elementary
916-575-2311
2221 Morse Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
https://www.sanjuan.edu/cottage

Cowan Fundamental

Elementary
916-979-8240
3350 Becerra Way
Sacramento, CA 95821
https://www.sanjuan.edu/cowan

Coyle Avenue

Elementary
916-867-2012
6330 Coyle Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
https://www.sanjuan.edu/coyle

Del Campo

High School
916-971-5664
4925 Dewey Drive
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
https://www.sanjuan.edu/delcampo

Del Deyo

Elementary
916-575-2323
1301 McClaren Drive
Carmichael, CA 95608
https://www.sanjuan.edu/deldayo

Del Paso Manor

Elementary
916-575-2335
2700 Maryal Drive
Sacramento, CA 95821
https://www.sanjuan.edu/delpaso

Deterding

Elementary
916-575-2341
6000 Stanley Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
https://www.sanjuan.edu/deterding

Dyer Kelly

Elementary
916-566-2150
3101 Bell Street
Sacramento, CA 95821
https://www.sanjuan.edu/dyerkelly

Earl Legette

Elementary
916-867-2954
4623 Kenneth Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
https://www.sanjuan.edu/legette

El Camino Fundamental

High School
916-971-7430
4300 El Canino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
https://www.sanjuan.edu/elcamino

El Sereno

High School
916-971-5060
10700 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
https://www.sanjuan.edu/elsereno

Encina Preparatory

High School
916-971-7538
1400 Bell Street
Sacramento, CA 95825
https://www.sanjuan.edu/encina

Gold River Discovery Center

K-8
916-867-2109
2200 Roaring Camp
Gold River, CA 95670
https://www.sanjuan.edu/goldriver

Grand Oaks

Elementary
916-971-5208
7901 Rosswood Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
https://www.sanjuan.edu/grandoaks

Green Oaks Fundamental

Elementary
916-986-2209
7145 Filbert
Orangevale, CA 95662
https://www.sanjuan.edu/greenoaks

Greer

Elementary
916-971-7157
1300 Bell Street
Sacramento, CA 95825
https://www.sanjuan.edu/greer

Harry Dewey Fundamental

Elementary
916-867-2020
7025 Falcon Road
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
https://www.sanjuan.edu/dewey
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