The Vallejo City Unified School District is a medium-sized K-12 school district serving approximately 15,500 students. We are comprised of 15 Elementary Schools, 1 K-8 Charter School, 3 Middle Schools serving grades 6-8, 2 comprehensive High Schools, a Continuation School, a Community Day School, and a unique school which provides support to families who choose an independent study/home study option. In addition, the District has an extensive child development and preschool program and an Adult School which serves 4,000 adults.
School-based programs and support services provide a full range of special education services including a Deaf and Hard of Hearing program which attracts students from surrounding communities and a noted program for adults with developmental disabilities. Programs and services also include Gifted and Talented programs, support for English Language Learners, and interventions for low performing students.
High School offerings include site-based Advanced Placement, Regional Occupational Programs (ROP), and Work Study. Beginning with the incoming 9th grade class (Graduating Class of 2009), the course of study expectations for all students are aligned with the UC/CSU a-g requirements so that all students have a range of post-graduation options whether they be a career, technical training or college.
Vallejo is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area - 20 miles from the Napa Valley, 30 miles from San Francisco and 45 miles from Sacramento. Its proximity to the Bay and the Pacific Ocean as well as the Sierra Mountains provides many recreational opportunities.
Vallejo has a growing population of more than 125,000 residents of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Residents and visitors alike comment on Vallejo's rich history combined with its small town feel. Many residents are the third and fourth generations to live in Vallejo while newcomers arrive every day.
Housing is among the most affordable in the Bay Area. There are stately historic homes along with several new housing developments - including single family homes, condominiums and apartments.
The community has a variety of public services for residents, including a library, many parks and sports venues, and two hospitals. Public transportation includes local bus service, ferry service to San Francisco, and bus connections to BART.
Vallejo is also known for its arts including the Vallejo Symphony, the Fetterly Arts Center, the Vallejo Music Theater, the Bay Terrace Theater, the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, and local art galleries and antique stores.