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Our District

History and Background

San Juan Unified is a diverse school district serving students and families in a 75-square-mile area covering the communities of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Gold River and Orangevale in eastern Sacramento County. Created in 1960 with the merger of six school districts, San Juan Unified has a rich tradition of helping students find academic success and achievement. 

San Juan Unified serves more than 40,000 preschool, TK-12 and adult learners at 64 schools and employs more than 5,000 professionals.

Mission Statement

To empower all in its inclusive learning community to contribute and thrive in a radically evolving world.

Shared Values


San Juan Unified is committed to cultivating an inclusive community of belonging with genuine respect for diverse cultures, identities, and abilities.

Real World Knowledge

San Juan Unified is committed to creating environments and providing experiences that build and apply relevant skills and knowledge for the real world.


San Juan Unified is committed to hearing all voices, acknowledging, validating, and responding as they continuously grow together as a community.

Social and Emotional Intelligence

San Juan Unified is committed to creating a culture that embraces, teaches, models, and applies social and emotional intelligence in all interactions with all stakeholders.


San Juan Unified is committed to creating a learning atmosphere that models and instills perseverance through adversity and encourages risk-taking.