Royal Oaks Elementary School is located in Visalia, California and was established in 1957. The school takes pride in its long history of providing excellence in education for kindergarten through sixth grade. The campus is park like and tucked away amidst a bedroom community of established ranch style homes. The campus is marked by old oak, established evergreen and deciduous trees which provide much needed shade and a cool breeze. In 2001, a multipurpose room with stage, kitchen, and administrative office space was added to the campus. Royal Oaks has a computerized library with an exceptional array of books and periodicals as well as multiple technology stations in every classroom. The Accelerated Reading Program is used widely on campus.
The school offers Heart after school program, Yearbook Club, Garden Club, Growbotics, Student Council, Science Olympiad and a Track & Field Team. There are music, band and orchestra classes for fourth, fifth and sixth grades. Physical Education is taught at every grade level. There is a Resource Department that includes Speech Therapy and a Resource teacher to work with children one to one and in small groups. Additionally, the PTA (Parent teacher Association) for Royal Oaks helps to promote a cooperative relationship between parents, teachers and children. Many PTA sponsored events are planned throughout the year.
Nestled close to the majestic Sierra mountains in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, the Visalia Unified School District is committed to providing students young and old with the tools and skills necessary to succeed in life.
Established in 1885, VUSD is the oldest school district in Tulare County. Our services span 214 square miles with a population base of over 135,000. We govern 23 elementary schools, a newcomer language center, four middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, an adult school, a charter alternative academy, a charter independent study school, a K-8 charter home school and a school that serves orthopedic handicapped students. Over 32,000 students pre-K to adult are served through the Visalia Unified School District.
Our outstanding workforce is comprised of over 2,000 certificated and classified staff. They make our district the jewel of the Central Valley.
Visalia is a Central California city situated in the heart of California’s agricultural San Joaquin Valley, approximately 230 miles southeast of San Francisco and 190 miles north of Los Angeles. As of 2007, the city is estimated to have a population of 117,774 people and a metropolitan area of 429,006. Settled in 1852, it is the oldest permanent inland settlement between Stockton, CA and Los Angeles.
As the county seat and largest city of Tulare County, Visalia serves as the economic center to the region recently referred to as Sequoia Valley, known as the most productive single agricultural area in the United States. Sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the Sequoias," it lies within miles of the tallest mountain range in the contiguous United States, the Sierra Nevada and is the closest major city to Sequoia National Park, home to the largest living beings on Earth, the Giant Sequoia trees. Even still, the park, its surrounding forest, and the mountain range are nearly invisible to the metro area, due to the very gradual climb from rolling hillside to towering mountain range over a 40-mile span. The geography of the Visalia area remains a mix of heavily irrigated green farmland and scrubby Sierra Nevada foothills just to the east of the city.
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