Education

Gonzales Unified School District

The Gonzales Unified School District has over 2,200 students and 283 employees, including 114 teachers. The district boundaries include the entire City of Gonzales and rural areas surrounding the city. The district provides numerous academic programs for its students including special education, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), drug prevention programs, migrant education, and after school sports. No cost adult education classes are also available through the Gonzales Adult School.  The district offices are located at 600 Elko Street. For more information on district schools and programs, call (831) 675-0100 or visit www.gonzales.k12.ca.us.

Mission Statement: “Gonzales Unified School District, located in a rural agricultural community, is committed to providing a quality education that prepares ALL students to be lifelong learners and contributing members of society through comprehensive programs provided by a skilled and motivated staff.”

La Gloria Elementary School

La Gloria Elementary School, home of the Bulldogs, serves students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school’s enrollment fluctuates annually but averages approximately 900 students with around 50 teachers.  La Gloria School is located at 220 Elko Street.

Fairview Middle School

Fairview Middle school, home of the Warriors, has approximately 675 students in the fifth through the eighth grades. The school offers students after school extracurricular and sports activities. Fairview Middle School is located at 401 Fourth Street.

Gonzales High School

Opened in 1908, Gonzales High School, home of the Spartans, currently has over 700 students in grades nine through twelve and over 30 teachers. The school’s mission is to provide a challenging learning environment that supports literacy and numeracy for all students and where all students can attain their academic and personal goals and become responsible citizens.  Students participate in after school sports and a variety of extracurricular activities.  Gonzales High School is located at 501 Fifth Street.

Somavia Continuation High School

Somavia High School has approximately 35 students in grades ten through twelve pursuing individual academic goals.  Differentiated instruction strategies are used to deliver lessons at each student’s current learning level and based on their individual academic needs.  Somavia High School is located at 650 Elko Street.

Gonzales Adult School

The Gonzales Adult School provides free classes to Gonzales adults.  Classes include GED preparatory classes, English as a second language, and computer literacy courses.