Truckee Tahoe Schools Are First-Class!

 

As real estate agents, we are asked constantly “How are your schools?” and over the years this answer has changed.  Today, we can safely say our public schools in the Truckee Tahoe area are top notch!  The Truckee Tahoe Unified School District recently came out with a list of recent accolades and we couldn't be happier with the success of all our local public and charter schools in Truckee and the North Lake Tahoe area.

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Recent Accolades + Awards

*TTUSD was recognized at the Gold level as a Green Ribbon School District by the U.S. Department of Education.

*Alder Creek Middle School, North Tahoe School, and Truckee High School were named 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

*Sierra Expeditionary Learning School was named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the United State Department of Education.

*The North Tahoe High School Counselor Jeff Ream was named California School Counselor of the Year.

*TTUSD's Teacher of the Year, Mary Berelson, was named Placer County's Teacher of the Year by the Placer County Office of Education.

*TTUSD's Office and Technical Employee of the Year, Robin Redmond of Sierra High School, was named Placer County's Classified Employee of the Year by the Placer County Office of Education.

*Six TTUSD teachers earned the 2017 Placer County "Teachers Who Make a Difference" award: Vicki Decker of Alder Creek Middle School, Jamila Benkhound of Cold Stream Alternative, Cathy Tsaniff of Donner Trail Elementary, Scott Everist of North Tahoe High School, Ashley Staron of Truckee Elementary, and Trent Kirschner of Sierra High School.

*North Tahoe School was named as a Title I High Academic Achieving School.

*Truckee-Tahoe is one of only three communities nationwide to receive an All-America City Award and be honored as a Pacesetter Community for four consecutive years by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

*North Tahoe High School and Truckee High School are listed on the Washington Post's 2017 List of Most Challenging High Schools in America meaning our schools are in the top 12% of schools in the nation.

*Sierra High School was named a 2017 Model Continuation High School by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

*Sierra Expeditionary Learning School was one of 32 schools in California nominated for a US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award.

*Kings Beach Elementary and Lake Tahoe Elementary were recognized by the California Department of Education as a Title 1 High Academic Achieving School.

*TTUSD's Director of Transportation was named ACSA's 2017 Region 2 and Placer County Classified Administrator of the Year.

*TTUSD's Executive Assistant to the Superintendent was named ACSA's 2017 Region 2 and Placer County Classified Employee of the Year.

Our schools are on the right track for our children's success; with an overall graduation rate of 95.7% in 2017 (up from 89% in 2011) and a considerable increase in the Hispanic population's graduation rate from 75.3% in 2011 to 93.6% in 2016! The combination of Dr. Leri’s influence paired with Measure U passing (thank you voters), our schools are improving from the inside out.  Just check out the addition of the west wing of the high school across from our Dickson Realty office - look for the “big white package”.  

Families move here because they love the outdoors, but now we can match that enthusiasm with top rankings in academics. If you are a client of ours, you are most likely a homeowner and part of the reason our schools are becoming what they are today through property taxes.  Whether you have kids currently in school or not, we all know how powerful it is to have a vibrant youth and family community.

Please let us know if you ever want more information or an inside scoop on other reasons why we love raising kids in Truckee.