Accomplishments and Recognitions

Our Rising Graduation Rates

  • NUSD’s graduation rate is 96%, state average of 83%.
  • African American graduation rate is 97%, state average of 81%.
  • Hispanic/Latinx graduation rate is 95%, state average of 81%.
  • English Language Learners graduation rate is 88%, state average of 68%.
  • Special Education graduation rate is 85%, state average of 66%.

More Indicators of Students on Track for College and Career

  • Among 167 districts that tested at least 5,000 students for the state exam CAASPP, NUSD ranked 1st for having a 5% growth in English Language Arts (ELA) and ranked 5th for having a 4% growth in math.  
  • 70% of NUSD’s graduates met A-G requirements, courses required for CSU/UC college admission. 
  • Class of 2020 earned more college credits by their junior year than previous classes.
  • 736 students enrolled in 1 of 10  Career Technical Pathways during the 2019-20 school year.

Accomplishments and Recognitions

  • 6 NUSD schools received state recognition in 2019 for their successful efforts in providing a positive school culture for students. These schools are among the top schools in the state, being honored for implementing the core features of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports).
  • NUSD won 3 prestigious Golden Bell Awards from the California School Boards Association for expertise in Nutrition Services, excellence in K-12 Continuum of Social-Emotional Support, and innovation and success with Constituent and Customer Services.
  • NUSD was declared a “Safe Haven District” by the Board of Trustees in February 2017.
  • In support of our Core Belief that “Our Diversity is a Strength,” NUSD has a Diverse Teacher Recruitment Program that develops a pipeline of new teachers who reflect Natomas’ diverse student population and who have life experiences that will benefit all student groups.
  • Voters passed Measure L, a $300 million bond in 2018 to enhance our school facilities with 21st century learning through new schools, science labs, classrooms, classroom buildings, library renovations, Career Technical Education facilities, and many other projects that support the learning environment. Voters passed Measure J, a $129 million bond measure in November 2014.
  • NUSD has a strong partnership with the City of Sacramento and broke ground on a joint partnership of a state-of-the-art Aquatic Center that will benefit our students and the Natomas Community.