Gold Trail USD

1575 Old Ranch Road

Placerville, CA.  95667-8929

(530) 626-3194 (Phone)

(530) 626-3199 (Fax)

Joe Murchison, Superintendent

Our District Office is located in the administration building on the Sutter's Mill School campus.



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Child Abuse Prevention

CalFire Evacuation Guide

Disaster Preparedness--Meeting Children's Needs

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Okei-San Story for
Students and Families

Public Health Dept

Save Our Water

Our History

By 1956, seven K-8, one-room schools had combined to form the Gold Trail Union School District. Each school provided a unique and valuable contribution to the students and community, and the Gold ...more


The Gold Trail Union School District would like to thank the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their support in our new Schoolyard Habitat and Outdoor Classroom Program, we thank the California ...more



A private school experience in a public school environment!


Our vision is to create and maintain an environment where every child receives a high quality education and comes to school feeling safe, cared for, and optimistic about his or her ability to learn.

District Advisory Committee

The District Advisory Committee (DAC) is a committee composed of parents, teachers, and administrators.  It oversees various Federal, State, and local plan requirements associated with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the Local Education Agency Plan (LEAP) and the individual School Site Plans.   It also oversees the following plans that may contribute to, be a required component of, or may be developed to coordinate program delivery of the LCAP, LEAP and/or the Site Plans:

  • Comprehensive School Safety Plan
  • Educator Effectiveness Plan
  • Health and Wellness Plan
  • Library Plan
  • Parent Involvement Policy (Title 1)
  • Proposition 39 Energy Plan
  • Single Plan for Student Achievement

Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend committee meetings.  Click on the “Business Office” tab above for a complete listing of dates, agendas and meeting minutes.


Friday, March 10, 2017

9:15 a.m. at Gold Trail School

Join the excitement and support both Gold Trail and Sutter’s Mill Schools. The annual fun run raises money for classrooms, programs and promotes fitness and health.  Click here for a flyer and sponsor form.  By investing in our schools you can help our students succeed!


All you need to do is to go to https://smile.amazon.com and sign in using your regular Amazon email and password.  Go to the "Pick your own charitable organization" box, search for Gold Trail Parent Teacher Organization in Placerville, and hit select.  From that point on a percentage of everything that you purchase through the smile.amazon site will be used to help students in our schools--at absolutely no cost to you!  We thank you in advance for your support.



Grade  Description                                Grade  Description

K/8     SAGE Map Contest                           4/8     Garden Docents

1/8     County Spelling Bee                          5/6     SPRK Robotics

2/3     Space Exploration Club                     6/8     Battle of the Books

3/6     Nature Bowl                                       6/8     Debate Club

4/5     Book Club                                          7/8     CJSF Honor Society

4/8     Odyssey of the Mind                          7/8     GT Drumline

4/8     Author's Society                                 7/8     Honor Band 

4/8     Math Olympiad                                   7/8     Jazz Band

4/8     Oral Interpretation Festival                  8       Living History Jr. Docents

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 6 through

Friday, March 10

Parent/Teacher Conference Week

Sutter's Mill Dismissal 12:10 p.m.

Gold Trail Dismissal 12:30 p.m.

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Thank you for supporting our schools by shopping using these links

Participate in Amazon,  Box Tops for Education, or the E-scrip program and you help our schools at no additional cost to you!  Click on any of these links and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Gold Trail or Sutter's Mill School. Thank you for your continued support!


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