The City of Visalia
Nestled in the foothills below the majestic Sierra Nevada, Visalia is the Gateway to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and is a great home base as you explore the nearby Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Monument and public lands.
The city of Visalia's' natural charm and gracious, vibrant community captivate visitors year-round with experiences highlighted by live entertainment, stunning art, rich history, and world-class restaurants.
Savor Visalia’s fresh from the farm cuisine at one of our many sidewalk cafes, take a stroll along Main Street, and tour the nation’s richest agricultural region. Take on hiking, biking, rafting, or a snowshoeing adventures, and relax afterward with a glass of our celebrated local brews. With beautiful weather, friendly people, and hundreds of options to explore, all we need is the explorer – you.
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Visalia Unified School District
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. Click here for more About VUSD resources
Established in 1885, VUSD is the oldest school district in Tulare County. Their services span 214 square miles with a population base of over 135,000. The family of schools includes 26 elementary schools, a newcomer language center, five middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, an adult school, a charter independent study school, a K-8 charter home school, and a charter technical early college high school. Over 32,000 students Pre-K to adult are served through Visalia Unified School District.
This outstanding workforce is comprised of 3,000 certificated and classified staff. They make our district the jewel of the Central Valley. The district motto is "WE CREATE FUTURES".
Actual Daily Attendance rate over 97%
4,200 students served in afterschool programs in K-8
92% of all HS students are enrolled in three or more college prep. courses
Buses drive over 1,000,000 miles each year
Custodial crews clean the equivalent of twenty-five hundred (2,500) 1,500 sq. ft. homes each day
They serve over four million meals each year