Woodland Joint Unified School District

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Woodland Joint Unified School District serves the communities of Woodland, Knights Landing, Yolo and Zamora.

Woodland was founded in 1861 and has a rich heritage of community spirit and neighborly charm. The Woodland community is the county seat of Yolo County as well as the industrial and commercial center. The town traces its roots back to a history of agriculture and architecture with rich farmlands and stately Victorian homes. With a population of more than 50,000 people, Woodland's community is very supportive and involved in its schools.

Woodland is situated 20 miles from downtown Sacramento and 85 miles from San Francisco. Universities, shopping malls, an international airport and entertainment attractions are only a short drive away. Lake Tahoe and the Sierras as well as the Pacific Ocean are only two hours away where camping, hiking, and other recreational opportunities can be found.

Woodland hosts several community events: The Scottish Games, the Yolo County Fair, the Stroll through History, as well as the Chamber's Chili Cook Off and Christmas Parade. The Heidrick Ag History Center, Hayes Truck Museum. Yolo County Historical Museum (Gibson Museum) are outstanding entertainment and educational opportunities in our community.

Knights Landing was founded in 1843, by Dr. William Knight, a practicing physician from Baltimore, Maryland. Nights Landing is located 10 miles northeast of Woodland.

The town of Yolo was originally called Cochran's Crossing after its founder Thomas Cochran in 1849. Yolo is located 5 miles northwest of Woodland.

Between 1868 and 1888 railroad development gave rise to the town of Zamora. Zamora is located 10 miles northwest of Woodland.