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Santa Rita Union Elementary School District

Santa Rita Union School District

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    About Us

    The Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD), located in the heart of the Salinas Valley of Monterey County, and is comprised of approximately 3600 students from Pre-School through Eighth Grade.  We are located in the heart of "Steinbeck Country" a region best known for its exceptional air quality and mild central coast climate and the hometown of Nobel Prize winning recipient, John Steinbeck. 

    Made up of four elementary schools, and two middle schools and a state preschool, all located within a five mile radius of each other, our district is characterized by rich cultural and linguistic diversity and a ‘home town’ feel evidenced by a warm, welcoming and caring community. 

    Santa Rita was chosen in 2018 as a Google for Education Model Reference District for demonstrating excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of educational technology, including G Suite for Education and Chromebooks, to drive impact and positive learning outcomes. An honor shared by only 220 school systems in the entire world.

    Our classrooms are richly infused with technology, and we are a 1 to 1 ratio Chromebook district which means every student in the district has personal access to an educational technology device within the curriculum. Much of our curriculum is online, and we hold a Digital Summer School program open to all students in the district.

    SRUSD values its community:  School Board, District Leadership, Teachers, Parents, and Students.  All place significant value on the ability of SRUSD to successfully educate students within the context of a small, vibrant and fully engaged district.  The LCAP has been a catalyst for unifying the SRUSD’s vision around instructional excellence and academic achievement for all students.