Gold Trail USD

1575 Old Ranch Road

Placerville, CA.  95667-8929

(530) 626-3194 (Phone)

(530) 626-3199 (Fax)

Joe Murchison, Superintendent

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Our History

By 1956, seven K-8, one-room schools had combined to form the Gold Trail Union School District. Each school provided a unique and valuable contribution to the students and community, and the Gold ...more



A private school experience in a public school environment!


Our vision is to create and maintain an environment where every child receives a high quality education and comes to school feeling safe, cared for, and optimistic about his or her ability to learn.

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The Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope, in partnership with El Dorado County Office of Education, announces the creation of the El Dorado County Run for the Gold Cross Country Event.  This event will be open to El Dorado County students in grades 1 through 8 who wish to participate in a professionally chipped 1K, 2K or 5K race.  The race will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Union Mine High School's football field - 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado, CA.  Doors open at 7 a.m. and the first race begins at 8 a.m.  Students and families are invited to enjoy music and BBQ after the race.

There will be no charge for registration.  All runners who complete any of the three courses will receive a medal.  Register prior to September 5 and runners will receive a free commemorative tee shirt and backpack.  One hundred percent of any sponsorships and donations collected will go toward Boys & Girls Club scholarships and benefit children in the county.  To register your student, donate or find more information, visit www.runforthegold.net.


The Gold Trail Union School District would like to thank the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their support in our new Schoolyard Habitat and Outdoor Classroom Program, we thank the California Conservation Corp for hours of volunteer service, and we thank parent volunteer Cathy Mueller for her hours of hard work, dedication and planning in order to bring this program to fruition.   A schoolyard Habitat restores native wildlife habitat, as it gets students outside to experience nature.  The Schoolyard Habitat creates natural spaces where students will observe, draw, write, think and question. During the formative years of life, students develop perceptions and values about their environment.  These habitats can provide students with a powerful example of land conservation and stewardship. 


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Schools will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015, in observance of Labor Day.

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All you need to do is to go to https://smile.amazon.com and sign in using your regular Amazon email and password.  Go to the "Pick your own charitable organization" box, search for Gold Trail Parent Teacher Organization in Placerville, and hit select.  From that point on a percentage of everything that you purchase through the smile.amazon site will be used to help students in our schools--at absolutely no cost to you!  We thank you in advance for your support.

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Participate in Amazon,  Box Tops for Education, or the E-scrip program and you help our schools at no additional cost to you!  Click on any of these links and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Gold Trail or Sutter's Mill School. Thank you for your continued support!