History of the District

Sacramento City Unified School District History


Sac City Unified was established in 1854, making it one of the oldest school districts in the West. It is also the 11th largest school district in California today with 81 public K-12 schools, including 15 dependent and independent charter schools. 

SCUSD’s Board of Education  abolished segregation in 1894, 60 years before Brown v. Board of Education, and later that same year, Sarah Mildred Jones became the first Black woman principal of a fully integrated elementary school, which was Fremont Primary School. Today, the district’s vision is focused on closing equity gaps so that all students may have equal opportunities to be supported and succeed.