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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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.

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


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. 

Common Core State Standards

In August of 2010, the California State Board of Education formally adopted the Common Core State Standards.  These standards define the common knowledge and skills that most leaders in business and higher education believe all students need in order to be ready for college and career.  State and local educators select the curriculum, books, and instructional materials.  Teaching methods and lessons are determined by teachers. 

Common Core Initiative

Common Core en Español Web Site

PTA's Parent Guide To Student Success

Short Video "Developing World Class Students for the 21st Century

KVIE TV Interview with Superintendent of El Dorado County Schools Jeremy Meyers



If you are aware of any vandalism or criminal activity occurring on any school campus, please report it to the anonymous hot-line at:  


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Set Clocks Back!

Daylight savings is ending.  Remember to set your clocks back on Sunday, November 2, 2014: 2:00 a.m. back to 1:00 a.m.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Click here to learn more and see how you can help.



Our many thanks to everyone that made our PTO sponsored Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 25 such a huge success. It was once again a great get together for our kids and our community.  One more example of what makes our District so special!

Thank you for supporting our schools by shopping using these links

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!







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Our esteemed administration, Superintendent Joe Murchison and Principal Scott Lyons, at the District's "Dr. Seuss on the Loose" community night at Gold Trail School.


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