The Woodland Joint Unified District was formed in July 1965, when it united elementary and high school districts. Focusing on excellence for all students, the District features school improvement programs with extensive staff development. Beginning teachers are supported with the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program. Teacher internships are offered in cooperation with nearby universities. Well-equipped classrooms and helpful, knowledgeable employees exemplify strong support services. In addition to core programs, the District offers curriculum for English Language Learners, special needs, gifted and talented, preschool, independent study, and home schooling students, as well as a variety of adult programs.
The WJUSD is governed by a seven (7) member Board of Trustees, with residence in one of seven geographical electoral districts. The District serves students in a 305 square mile area mostly in Yolo County. The District also includes a small area of southern Sutter County. While most District students live in the City of Woodland, several rural communities are within the District's boundaries. The District has a diverse ethnic and culturally enriched population.
Woodland Joint Unified School District includes six (6) preschools, six (6) school sites with Transitional Kindergarten (TK), ten (10) K-6 elementary schools, one (1) elementary charter school, two (2) middle schools, two (2) comprehensive senior high schools for grades 9-12, a continuation high school, and an adult school. We also provide Alternative Education: K-8 Home Study serving grades K-8, Community Day School serving grades 2-6, and the Independent Learning Center (ILC) for grades 9 through 12. Student population for grades TK-12 is 9,884.
With a budget of $82 million for 2014-2015, the District has adequate reserves to meet fiscal uncertainties. The District's 2014-2015 revenue limit of $5,328.24 per ADA supports a wide variety of programs and a staff of 597 certificated employees and 410 classified employees.