About Us

The mission of the Sylvan Union School District is to provide a dynamic, broad-based education that prepares each child to be a contributing member of society. The mission is carried out through our commitment to Professional Learning Communities that provides our community an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. Professional learning communities operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators.

The Sylvan Union School District has more than 7,900 Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade students attending the district’s 10 elementary schools and 3 middle schools. In square miles, it is the 3rd largest school district in Stanislaus County covering over 22 square miles and spans a part of the City of Riverbank, the City of Modesto, and some unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County. The district also includes 1 child care center, and other special services. SUSD employs more than 900 full and part-time employees.