About TUSD and the City of Tracy
Welcome to Tracy Unified School District, a progressive school district that challenges our students to reach their fullest potential. Our staff strives to prepare students to become the leaders of tomorrow and develop a love of lifelong learning.
Many positive elements are combined to enable Tracy Unified to provide its K-12 students a high-quality learning experience:
Safe, Caring Schools
Safe, positive, caring school environments are essential to learning. Tracy Unified strives to provide physically and emotionally safe school environments. Programs that support creating positive school environments include the Character Counts program, service learning programs, tolerance education and the block letter program for community service at our high schools.
Quality Curriculum, Talented Teachers
Tracy Unified is a district of choice, offering families many different learning opportunities. Families can attend their neighborhood school or consider a variety of magnet programs at the elementary level and several academies at the high school level, including the award-winning Space and Engineering Academy, Agricultural-Scientific Academy, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement academies. Our district continues implementation of new, rigorous high school graduation requirements; new curriculum; and quality summer school, intersession and enrichment programs for students.
Tracy Unified typically hires more than 100 teachers each year to meet the needs of our district. Teachers new to our district participate in a mandatory training program to learn our district’s curriculum and hone their skills. We believe that developing powerful educational leaders in our schools is directly linked to a powerful staff development program. Our district offers teachers a variety of support programs to help them reach their greatest potential as educators in order to give our students the best possible learning experience.
Technology plays an important role in our classrooms as teachers prepare students for careers in the 21st century. All schools and classrooms in our district are connected to the Internet, and our high schools are participants in the state’s Digital High Schools program. Our technology department is constantly working to help teachers integrate technology into their instructional delivery in the classroom.
Tracy prides itself on being a child-centered community, and examples of this dedicated support are best displayed in our schools. Tracy Unified enjoys long-standing partnerships with local businesses, service clubs, and non-profit organizations.
Tracy Chamber of Commerce supports local education in a variety of ways, including sponsorship of the annual New Educators' Luncheon and the Tracy Industry-Education Partnership, a collaborative that provides school-to-career programs for high school students. The Tracy Hospital Foundation sponsors the CPR For Kids program that teaches life-saving techniques to all students in our district in grades 3, 7 and 9.
Service clubs are also constantly working in support of our students. For the past few years, Tracy Kiwanis Club has sponsored the D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness and Resistance Education) program in our schools. The Tracy Sunrise Rotary Club recently began their "Kids Who Read Succeed" fundraiser during their Annual Shrimp Feed. Last year they generously donated $17,500 from the event to literacy programs at our K-5 schools. These examples are a small sample of the many, many ways our community supports its students and schools.
Tracy Unified is very proud of its dynamic team of educators, its outstanding students, and its caring community. We invite you to get involved with our schools and district. By working together with unity of purpose, we’ll prepare our students to be the successful, responsible leaders of the future.
Links and Information about the City of Tracy
Tracy is a growing community of over 82,000 in the beautiful Central San Joaquin Valley. Just 60 miles east of San Francisco, Tracy provides easy access to points North, South and East via I-580.
Tracy is a thriving industrial, commercial, and residential community based on well-planned growth and progress. The quality of life is demonstrated in Tracy's "small town" yet bustling atmosphere, numerous beautiful parks and open spaces, attractive landscaping and arterial streets throughout the City, a low crime rate, quality schools and affordable housing.
City of Tracy Website
Tracy Chamber of Commerce