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The History of EGUSD
Today the Elk Grove Unified School District’s boundaries cover 320 square miles, stretching almost from the Sacramento River to the foothills of Amador County.
The district is the result of the unification of smaller districts that date back to the 19th century.
The elementary school district known as “Elk Grove” was formed in 1866 and is one of the oldest in the state of California. The Elk Grove Union High School District followed almost 30 years later opening in 1892.
The unification of the Elk Grove district took place in 1959 under the leadership of County Superintendent T.R. Smedberg, a former superintendent of Elk Grove Union High School District. The elementary districts that unified with the high school district included: Elk Grove, Sierra-Enterprise, Franklin, Cosumnes, Dillard, Florin, and Pleasant Grove.
Elk Grove Unified has only had five superintendents in its 50 year history.
1959-1968 - George Kibby
1969-1983 - Glenn Houde
1983-1995 - Robert L. Trigg
1995-2004 - David W. Gordon
2004–present - Steven M. Ladd
To learn more about each school's history, visit the schools section of our website.
Visit the EGUSD 50th Anniversary Celebration Website
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