The Pleasant Ridge School District is located in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, serving the communities of Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Grass Valley and Alta Sierra. As a K-8 School District we provide an outstanding educational experience to our students at two elementary schools and one intermediate school. We strive to provide a safe and engaging environment where students develop academic, social, and life skills to become productive citizens in a constantly changing global society. We are very proud of our students, faculty and programs which have been recognized throughout the state, nation and internationally.
The District’s annual general fund budget is approximately $10.5 million. Comprehensive special education programs are anbr essential part of each school and programs are available from a county consortium for students with severe disabilities. The District contracts for transportation services and is a member of a countywide Central Kitchen. Our outstanding teachers and instructional support staff includes 74 certificated and 64 classified employees. The District has a positive and cooperative relationship with all employee organizations.
All three District schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools and each of the two elementary schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. The District’s API is among the highest in the region every year. The District is known for its educational leadership, innovative instructional practices and student success in academic and athletic competitions. The District’s Advanced Studies Program students have won numerous international problem solving competitions in Odyssey of the Mind competitions. The District’s use of technology in instruction serves as a model throughout the nation. The District is committed to the highest quality instructional program, which is demanded by the community. There are also strong commitments to ongoing professional development, character education, robust elective programs and identification of the best educational practices for all students.