The mission of the Turlock Unified School District, a premier progressive educational system, is to ensure all students graduate as self-motivated, responsible citizens equipped to compete successfully in an ever-changing global society by delivering effective instruction that engages all students to reach their individual potential and highest achievements within a safe and caring student-centered environment in partnership with our families and diverse community.
TUSD has more than 721 certificated and 656 classified employees providing excellent learning opportunities to 13,671 students. TUSD includes nine elementary sites including two magnet schools— Osborn Two-Way Spanish Immersion Academy and Walnut Elementary Education Center’s math/science and visual/performing arts magnet programs— one middle school, one junior high school, two large comprehensive high schools, one continuation high school, a Head Start/State Preschool program, an On-Track program and the newly-opened eCademy Charter at Crane—all following the same traditional calendar year with 180 instructional days. The eCademy Charter at Crane school includes a K-12 Home School program, a 7-12 Independent Study program, a 9-12 Online Distance Learning program and a 9-12 Credit Recovery program. In addition, TUSD provides one of the largest Adult School/ROP programs in the Central Valley. TUSD offers the latest in online education for select students, including a new student netbook pilot program.
Turlock Unified School District K-12 Schools
(Including Turlock Adult School/ROP and Head Start/State Preschool)
Head Start: 4
State Preschool: 2
Set for Success (Ages 3-5): all elementary sites
Elementary Schools: 9 (including 2 magnet schools; Osborn Two-Way Spanish Immersion Academy and Walnut Elementary Education Center’s math/science and visual/performing arts magnet programs)
Middle/Jr. High Schools: 1 each
Comprehensive High Schools: 2
Continuation High School: 1
Adult School: 1
ROP Program: 1
On-Track program: 1
Charter School: 1 (includes a K-12 Home School program, a 7-12 Independent Study program, a 9-12 Online Distance Learning program and a 9-12 Credit Recovery program)
OTHER CITY OF TURLOCK AREA GRADE SCHOOLS
Preschool/Elementary Schools: 10
Middle/Jr. High Schools: 2
High Schools: 4
OTHER CITY OF TURLOCK PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Preschool/Elementary Schools: 2
Middle/Jr. High Schools: 2
High Schools: 2
OTHER CITY OF TURLOCK EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
Trade Schools: 10
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STANISLAUS
(209) 667-3122, One University Circle
California State University (CSU), Stanislaus, provides exceptional higher education programs for students from all over the world and particularly those from Stanislaus, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin and Tuolumne counties. The university significantly impacts the region by playing an important role in the development of the intellectual, financial, cultural and social life of the residents of our region.
A Tradition of Excellence For the seventh consecutive year, CSU Stanislaus was featured in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 377 Colleges,” recognizing it as one of the country’s top institutions for undergraduate education. The university was also named one of the best in the west by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2013 — the 17th year the university has received this honor. CSU Stanislaus was also recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada; the university has been featured in all four annual editions of the “The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.”
History The campus opened its doors to 765 students at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in 1960 as Stanislaus State College. The college moved to its permanent campus in 1965, and it was awarded university status and renamed California State University, Stanislaus in 1985. Today, the university enrolls nearly 9,000 students and boasts more than 50,000 degreed alumni.
The stunningly beautiful, 228-acre campus features modern classrooms, laboratories, performing arts facilities, residential complexes, athletic and intramural competition facilities and a “one-stop” administration building.
With a faculty-to-student ratio of just 23:1, students are able to get to know their professors, who number more than 450 full-time and part-time faculty. More than 80 percent of full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
The faculty’s commitment to teaching excellence guarantees students a rich and rewarding intellectual environment, and graduates have excelled in fields ranging from business to medicine.
CSU Stanislaus offers more than 100 majors, minors and areas of concentration, as well as seven post-graduate credentials, in four colleges: Business Administration, Education, Science, and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Twelve academic programs are nationally accredited — Art, Chemistry, Music, Nursing (B.S. and M.S.), Genetic Counseling, Public Administration, Psychology, Social Work, Theatre and Education (Teacher Education and Teacher Credentialing).
Students have the opportunity to participate in vibrant life experiences at CSU Stanislaus. With more than 85 clubs, fraternities and sororities and a number of student leadership programs, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved and enjoy a wide range of activities. The nearly 700 students who live on campus enjoy the Residential Life Village’s gated security, privacy and sense of community.
Preparing the Workforce
CSU Stanislaus excels in teacher preparation. Since 1994, more than 13,000 K-12 teachers have received their training here. The liberal studies program, designed to prepare teachers prior to their entry into the graduate-level Education Credential program, is one of the university’s most popular majors. Other popular programs include Business Administration, Nursing, Psychology and Biological Sciences. Moreover, CSU Stanislaus is an economic engine for the Central Valley, generating a total impact of $169 million on the regional economy and nearly $268.6 million on the statewide economy. Even greater, nearly $677 million of the earnings by CSU Stanislaus alumni are attributable to their CSU degrees, which creates an additional $1 billion of industry activity throughout the state.