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


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 ...more


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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.

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Registration for the 2016-17 school year is now open. Current students do not need to be reregistered. Registration information and forms are available in school offices.

Sutter’s Mill School (transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade) – 4801 Luneman Rd, Placerville; 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 530-626-2591

Gold Trail School (4th through 8th grade) – 889 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville; 7:30  a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 530-626-2595

Both schools operate by coordinating busing and school start and stop times that accommodate family planning.  For more information regarding registration or to schedule a school tour please contact the individual school office directly.




Drinking Water Notification

On Friday, April 15, the District was notified via mail by El Dorado Irrigation District that both Gold Trail and Sutter’s Mill Schools drinking water has been tested and exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for Haloacetic Acids (five).  The MCL is 60 micrograms per liter. The average level of Haloacetic Acids (five) during the period from May 12, 2015 to February 10, 2016 was 62 micrograms per liter. In speaking with EID directly, their opinion is that the last few years of draught is the cause for this spike, and the problem should rectify itself as we start drinking the fresher water that has come with our more recent rains.

Many households in our district have also received this letter. Although EID states that this situation does not require that we take immediate action, our District would rather error on the side of caution.  We turned off all outside drinking water faucets and have brought in bottled water for student and employee use until we have testing results from EID that prove that our tap water is within drinking water standards.

We appreciate your support as we continue to make your student’s safety our number one concern.

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District schools will be closed on Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 last day of school--Gold Trail graduation 7:00 p.m.

Our District Office is located in the administration building on the Sutter's Mill School campus.


Our annual PTO Sponsored “Fun Run” event brought out the smiles on students, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors.


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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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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