About River Delta Unified
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
In a diverse community, rich in agricultural and family traditions, the River Delta Unified School District will provide a safe, supportive, rigorous, student-centered education in which all student are prepared to achieve their maximum potential and become a productive member of society.
ABOUT RIVER DELTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
River Delta Unified School District (RDUSD) became a unified school district in 1967. At that time, the process unified families from thirteen different river community school districts.
River Delta Unified is located along the Sacramento River within three counties: Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo. Although RDUSD is a tri-county district, it is managed by and is part of the Sacramento County Office of Education in Sacramento. Within three counties, RDUSD serves the Sacramento communities of Clarksburg, Hood, Courtland, Locke, Walnut Grove, Ryde, Isleton, Rio Vista, Birds Landing, and Collinsville. RDUSD currently has an enrollment of 1,863 students.
Here, in the Sacramento Delta area, where the San Joaquin Rivers converge, each community is unique with its culture, rituals, and traditions. The history of the Chinese and other settlers is still apparent in buildings constructed some one hundred to one hundred and fifty year ago. Within RDUSD's communities, one can find narrow streets shared by large overhanging trees.
Due to the maze of rivers and sloughs the make up the Delta, RDUSD is located in the heart of a beautiful recreational area. Boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing are favorite past times. For those who enjoy the mountains and snow, Lake Tahoe and the High Sierras are within easy driving distance. The metropolitan areas of Sacramento, Stockton, Oakland and San Francisco provide ample opportunities for city life.
River Delta Unified is located near many of California's finest universities, state, junior and vocational colleges. CSU Sacramento, University of the Pacific, and UC Davis are all within commuting distance. The main industry if the Sacramento Delta is agriculture. Within this Delta region are some of the richest farmland in the United States. Vineyards, fruits, grains, vegetables are all grown in the Delta. Sheep and cattle are prevalent throughout the Delta area. The Delta breeze also is a major industry, as wind turbines harness the wind to create electrical power.