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


2016-2017 School-Parent Compacts for Achievement

TK & Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

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.

Calfornia School Dashboard

California is field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K–12 districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard, the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learner progress and suspension rates. The Dashboard is part of California's new school accountability system based on 2013's Local Control Funding Formula. It is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students.

To learn more about California's accountability and continuous improvement efforts, visit the CDE Dashboard Web page.

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Our School Cafeterias are caf├ęs for kids

Good nutrition is critical for a child’s physical, mental, and emotional development.  Schools play an important role in providing healthy environments that help students establish healthy eating and exercise habits that will follow them throughout their lives.   In order to maximize the District’s ability to provide nutritious meals and snacks, the district participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  We augment our NSLP food service proceeds with general fund contributions to serve more nutritious foods and beverages in a more appealing way.  We invite our parents to have lunch with their children in one of our cafés.  Choose from many of the items included in our full service salad bars.   Or order a bowl of homemade chili on a cold winter’s day.  Just let your child’s teacher know to add you to the morning lunch count, and we will be happy to reserve your table.


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

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Monday, April 10 through

Monday, April 17, 2017

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asks that communities rededicate themselves to being supportive of families and play an active role in preventing child abuse and neglect as well as taking positive action to promote child and family well-being.



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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