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About VUSD

Welcome to Vallecito Union School District!

General InformationStudents at Avery Middle School

The Vallecito Union School District is composed of two TK-5 schools and one 6-8 middle school. Together, these schools house our TK-8 population of approximately 590 students.

District-wide test scores are consistently the highest in the county. Hazel Fischer Elementary, Michelson Elementary, and Avery Middle Schools have been named California Distinguished and Gold Ribbon Schools. Avery Middle School also received the Apple Distinguished School Award four years in a row. 

Our Mission

Our Mission is to develop a professional learning community devoted to student success in the 21st century by:

  • Providing a safe, respectful, and nurturing school environment

  • Providing exemplary, standards-based, fiscally sustainable programs

  • Fostering the development of each individual through enrichment, extracurricular, and other support programs

  • Employing, training, and retaining highly qualified professional staff

  • Forging partnerships and collaboration opportunities with community shareholders

Our Values

Inspiring a culture of creativity informed by data, knowledge sharing, implementation, evaluation, and learning

Ensuring each student receives a quality education and opportunity to rise to his/her potential

High Standards
Setting high expectations, applying best practices, and focusing on results

Sharing personal accountability for the changes we seek

Exploring and creating partnerships as a powerful means of improving teaching and learning

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Our Community

The Vallecito Union School District is located in the southeastern portion of Calaveras County. The District includes Vallecito (its namesake), the historic town of Murphys, the resort and retirement community of Arnold, the majestic Calaveras Big Trees State Park, and the Bear Valley ski resort.

The VUSD community consists of several family recreational areas, fine restaurants, and award-winning vineyards. Visitors are also drawn to our community because of challenging golf courses, abundant opportunities to visit historic sites, wonderful art galleries, and quaint shops.