Dear Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of the Gridley Unified School District Board of Education, myself and our staff, I want to welcome everyone to the 2016-17 school year. Located in the heart of the Sacramento Valley at the foot of the world’s smallest mountain range, the Sutter Buttes, you will find the picturesque farming community of Gridley. I am honored to be the Superintendent and look forward to serving the community, employees and students of our district. GUSD is a TK-12 district that supports educational opportunities for our students. As the Superintendent, I am committed to the safety and success of every child and will be actively involved and highly visible within our schools and community. I have chosen the community of Gridley as my home for myself and my family. I value the involvement and input of our community members, families and students. I look forward to the opportunities to collaborate throughout the school year with all stakeholders.
Gridley Unified School District is committed to ensuring that all students are successful. All Gridley schools are staffed with highly qualified, dedicated and caring teachers, classified staff and administrators who work collaboratively to create an outstanding learning environment for our students. Using California's rigorous curriculum content standards and data-based research as their guide, our outstanding teachers are committed to making sure that every child confidently masters California's clearly defined and challenging standards in English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Wilson Elementary and Gridley High School are ranked as 10 out of 10 by the California Similar Schools Ranking while Sycamore Middle School scores an 8 out of 10. Gridley High School ranks second out of the 25 high schools in the tri-county area in the Academic Performance Index (API)
To achieve this, GUSD has set six specific goals and allocated resources at the primary, elementary, middle and high school levels. Our first goal as a district is that all administrators and teachers will participate in Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) District-wide, implement Common Core State Standards (CCSS) at all levels, provide a consistent articulated instructional program in grades K-12, and make technology accessible to all students and teachers. Our second goal is that all students including English Language Learners (ELL) will become proficient in English Language Arts (ELA) and math; all students will graduate from high school prepared for college and career. Our third goal is to utilize school funding to support student achievement at every level. Our fourth goal is develop a long term facilities plan to address student needs. Goal number five is to establish and implement a district-wide Safe Schools Plan. Lastly we want to enhance and improve communication with all stakeholders.
Our school district is comprised of five sites: McKinley Primary (TK-1), Wilson Elementary (2-5), Sycamore Middle School (6-8), Gridley High School (9-12), Alternative Education Complex that includes Esperanza Continuation High School and Independent Study. The district is committed to offering educational programs to meet the diversified educational needs of all students in the community. The district strives to enrich students by offering an excellent music program, a nationally recognized FFA-agricultural program, Career Technical Education (CTE), Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and a full range of extra-curricular sports.
GUSD overall goals of our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP):
All students will have a safe and supportive school culture, climate and learning environment that encourage physical, mental and emotional health.
Gridley Unified School District