Schools + Adult Education
Truckee values education. The support that Truckee students receive from the community through educational foundations and businesses, the public early education programs, and the passing of the school facilities bond in 2014 show that Truckee thinks that quality education leads to a big life.
Truckee schools provide choices. Tahoe Truckee Unified School District schools have a variety of innovative educational options with different focus areas. Private and charter schools provide even more alternatives. Sierra College in Truckee and Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village offer continuing education programs as well as advanced courses that high school students may take. TTUSD students may receive dual credit (both for high school and college) for Sierra College courses.
TTUSD schools offer a variety of progressive learning environments well suited to serve the students of our community. At TTUSD our goal is to provide ''Pathways to Possibilities and Student Success.'' Students are at the forefront of all decision making. Unique environmental education opportunities abound in our beautiful Tahoe Truckee community.
Our district encompasses more than 720 square miles serving California's Nevada, Placer, and El Dorado counties. We have the lowest district-wide class size ratios in Placer County and serve just over 4,000 students in our schools in the following grades:
Donner Trail Elementary (K-5)
Glenshire Elementary (K-5)
Kings Beach Elementary (K-4)
Tahoe Lake Elementary (K-4)
Truckee Elementary (K-5)
North Tahoe School (5-8)
Alder Creek Middle School (6-8)
Coldstream Alternative (6-12)
North Tahoe High School (9-12)
Truckee High School (9-12)
Sierra Continuation High School (9-12)
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (TTUSD Charter School - K-8)
TTUSD schools enjoy tremendous support from our community. An example of this is our recognition as an ''All-America City'' by the National Civic League recognizing a community-wide collaboration to dramatically increase the number of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
In high school, students are able to customize their schedules with independent study and classes at Sierra College to support their interests and goals. TTUSD offers many extracurricular opportunities, from athletics, to clubs and the arts.
Please see TTUSD's member page for more--photos, video, map and contact information.
- Glenshire Elementary School--California Distinguished School, 2015
- Tahoe Lake Elementary School--California Distinguished School, 2015
- Truckee Elementary School--High Performing Title 1 School, 2015
- Alder Creek Middle School--one of 13 California “Schools to Watch” 2015
- Truckee High School--Top 10%, U.S. High Schools 2015 (US News & World Report)
- North Tahoe High School--California Gold Ribbon Award 2014-2015
- North Tahoe High School--Top 10%, U.S. High Schools 2015 (US News & World Report)
- Tahoe-Truckee Community--All America City, 2012 For community collaboration in increasing grade-level reading for all students by 3rd grade (National Civic League)
- Tahoe-Truckee Community--Pacesetter, Grade-Level Reading, 2014, 2016 (National Civic League)
- Dr. Rob Leri--Placer County Superintendent of the Year, 2015
- Sierra Expeditionary Learning School--EL Credential, 2015
Meet Dr. Rob Leri
An educator and administrator for nearly 30 years, Dr. Rob Leri was the Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services at Arcadia Unified School District, one of the top 10 ranked districts in California, prior to coming to TTUSD in 2012. Dr. Leri also served as Information Services and Assessment Director for Arcadia prior to his Deputy Superintendent role and has been a principal and classroom teacher during his educational career. He lived in Japan as a university student and English teacher and speaks Japanese.
Dr. Leri holds a Doctorate in Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of La Verne. He received his credentials from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Journalism from San Diego State University.
Active in the community and the outdoors, you can often find Dr. Leri at school and community events. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Squaw Valley Institute as well as Tahoe SAFE Alliance, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Tahoe and he is a member of Truckee Rotary.
Conveniently situated less than one minute from Highway 80 and a short walk from historic Truckee, Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee is a higher education gem within the community. With small class sizes, award winning faculty and affordable tuition, the Tahoe-Truckee exemplifies the value and flexibility of community college.
The Tahoe-Truckee campus serves students in Truckee and its outlying areas including Tahoe City, Kings Beach, and the west shore of Lake Tahoe. In addition the campus is designed to serve a student body of approximately 1,000, delivering quality education including general education courses - many attend with the goal of transferring to CSU, UC, or private schools as well as career and technical education and enrichment courses. Signature programs include Accounting, Business Administration, Mechatronics, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Transfer Programs. Growing and emerging programs include Administration of Justice. Career and technical education (CTE) programs include Accounting, Applied Art and Design, Business, Drafting, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Human Development, Photography and Mechatronics.
Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee students enjoy the advantages of learning through involvement with local community organizations through internships, tours and guest speakers. Active student organizations offering leadership opportunities include a Business Club, Outdoor Adventure Club and Mindfulness Club, among others.
Community events include an annual career / job fair in October and Sierra College Insights, a monthly Friday evening program offered during fall and spring semesters. These events are open to the entire community and offered at no cost.
Current local high school students enroll in classes for just one dollar per unit and standard tuition is $46 per unit. The majority of students qualify for financial aid.
Student services include a learning resource library, tutoring, academic counseling, administration and faculty office hours. In the interest of public health Sierra Joint Community College District is a smoke-free and tobacco-free District.
Current students may schedule Academic and Personal counseling appointments by calling 530-550-2225
The most up to date campus news is accessible on Facebook.