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 740 certificated and 647 classified employees providing excellent learning opportunities to 13,362 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
Elementary Schools: 9 (including two 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
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 year in a row, CSU Stanislaus achieved national recognition from The Princeton Review, which included the university in its “Best 377 Colleges” guidebook featuring only the top 15 percent of colleges in the entire United States. U.S. News & World Report ranked CSU Stanislaus in the highest tier of its 2011 “Best Universities—Master’s West” category, placing it among the top public universities in the group. Forbes.com includes CSU Stanislaus in its list of public universities in the U.S. that produce top wage-earning alumni.
History The campus opened its doors as Stanislaus State College in 1960 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds with 765 students. The college moved to its permanent campus in 1965 and was awarded university status and renamed California State University, Stanislaus in 1985. Today, the university enrolls more than 9,200 students and boasts more than 43,000 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.
Faculty With a faculty-to-student ratio of just 24:1, students are able to get to know their professors, who number more than 440 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.
Academic Programs CSU Stanislaus offers more than 100 majors, minors and areas of concentration, as well as seven post-graduate credentials, in six colleges – College of the Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Human and Health Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Natural 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).
Student Life 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.