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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On September 9, the California Department of Education released results from the first year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, known as CAASPP, administered to approximately 3.2 million students last spring.  Gold Trail Union School District tested all students in grades 3 through 8.  The initial results show that statewide in all grades, 44 percent of students met or exceeded the English language arts/literacy standard and 34 percent met or exceeded the mathematics standard.  Districtwide, 50 percent of our students met or exceeded the English language arts/literacy standard and 55 percent met or exceeded the mathematics standard.  Letters have been recently mailed to all families which detail their individual student(s) scores.  Test results are also available online on our new Aeries.net Parent Portal at https://gtusdaeries.edcoe.org/parent.  To watch a video on understanding your child’s score report, please go to our District CAASPP page and click on the link at the bottom.  As always, contact your child’s principal with any additional questions or concerns.


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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The district will be closed for Thanksgiving break Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27.

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Veterans Day 2015 has come and gone, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't continue to thank our Veterans. Walmart has teamed up with veterans groups to kick off Greenlight A Vet, a campaign that encourages communities to hire and mentor veterans who have retired from military service.  “A green light means go and that’s what veterans are known for—their ability to take action quickly no matter the challenge,” the Walmart Foundation said in a press release. The greenlight symbol is an easy way to unite ordinary Americans under a single banner and spread awareness of veteran unemployment. It is the hope that the campaign will ignite a national conversation and bring concrete change.

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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!