Davis, a community of 64,500, is a university-oriented city with a community noted for its small-town style, parks, bicycles and bike paths, and the quality of its educational institutions.
Located in Yolo County, Davis is situated 11 miles west of Sacramento. The Sacramento and American Rivers lie to the east, along with historic gold country, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. To the west are the San Francisco Bay area, the great coastal redwood forest, and the beaches and rugged shores of the Pacific Ocean. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region lies to the south.
8,450 students are enrolled in fifteen DJUSD schools. Students represent many cultures and ethnic groups and speak more than 35 world languages. Twelve (12) percent of students qualify for English Learner services. Fourteen (14) percent of students are eligible for free/reduced school meals. A certified staff of 558, and classified staff of 364 employees serve the district.
The district consists of fifteen schools: 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 2 alternative schools. Our community supports our schools. Voters consistently support parcel tax and bond issues. Parents serve on school site councils, parent service organizations, and district advisory committees. We maintain strong business/community/school partnerships, including the Davis Schools Foundation, established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds for the Davis Joint Unified School District.