Gold Trail USD

1575 Old Ranch Road

Placerville, CA.  95667

(530) 626-3194 (Phone)

(530) 626-3199 (Fax)

Joe Murchison, Superintendent

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Public Notices



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.



IMPORTANT NEW WAYS FOR PARENTS TO ENGAGE IN DECISION MAKING--in 2013, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) . This formula shifts the decision making from the State level to the school district level with flexibility for local communities to decide how to best spend resources.  School districts will decide how to use State funds by getting input from parents, educators, employees and the community, and will tie budgets to improvement goals by creating a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) . This plan will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  The LCFF and LCAPs provide a great opportunity for parents to engage in the decisions that impact their children and their children’s education.  Please join us for our next LCAP planning meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 2:45 p.m. in the Gold Trail School library.

Smarter Balance Testing; The New Student Assessment

Our District is one of many in the country participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test this spring. The Smarter Balanced assessments are a key part of implementing our new academic standards and preparing all students for success in college and careers. They will provide an academic checkup by measuring real-world skills like critical thinking and problem solving.

Click for a letter to our parents/guardians.

Click to review changes for Spring 2014 testing.

Click for an introduction to computer adaptive testing.

Click to take a sample test with your child (supported web Browsers are:  Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, and Apple Safari).

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


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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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Watch this video about our schools' partnership with law enforcement to keep our schools safe.