West Sonoma County Union High School District highest rated on North Coast

February 14, 2017

West Sonoma County Union High School District highest rated on North Coast

February 14, 2017


        SEBASTOPOL—Niche.com released its list of the top 100 districts in California yesterday.  At number 55, WSCUHSD received the highest ranking of any school from the Napa Valley to the Oregon border.  The high school district serves 2,000 students at Analy and Laguna High Schools in Sebastopol and El Molino High School in Forestville.


“This is a tremendous honor,” said Superintendent Dr. Steven Kellner “it illustrates the commitment of our teachers, support staff and administrators as well as the outstanding community partners we have across West County.”


In its 108th year, the West Sonoma County Union High School district is well known for its excellent academics including outstanding fine and performing arts programs as well as a robust Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.


Superintendent Kellner noted that this ranking was not the end of a journey but a reminder of how the district needs to continue to provide innovative programs for its students.  “We just completed a district-wide technology infrastructure upgrade to provide our students with 21st century learning and we are excited to partner this fall with the Santa Rosa Junior College and local industry to create a one of a kind internship program where students learn real world skills while earning college credit.”


About West Sonoma County Union High School District

The West Sonoma County Union High School District is located in Western Sonoma County stretching from the rural orchards and dairies north of Petaluma on up the coast to the historic reaches of Fort Ross. The largest residential area in the District is the city of Sebastopol, located fifty miles north of San Francisco and 10 miles west of Santa Rosa.

The District lies within the world famous wine, grape, and apple producing region of Sonoma County. North of Sebastopol the communities of Forestville, Cazadero, Graton, Guerneville, Occidental and Monte Rio offer a slower paced lifestyle for middle-income families who work in the area. A growing trend sees more families moving north from the congestion and pace of the larger urban areas of the San Francisco Bay.