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Mariposa’s own Mariposa Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School have both qualified as ‘Gold Ribbon Schools.’ According to California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, "These schools shine as bright beacons for others, putting forth an exemplary effort to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers.” The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.


Superintendent Robin Hopper notes, “We are so pleased with the outstanding educational programs that all of our schools in Mariposa County provide our students.  Mariposa Elementary and Woodland Elementary exemplify the excellence in our school system by being selected as Gold Ribbon Schools; two of only 772 schools in the entire state of California. This is a very proud moment for us as a District and a community.  Mariposa schools have a long history of being recognized as award winning schools with their excellent academic programs and high levels of student achievement. We are excited to be able to carry on this tradition through this new award by demonstrating that the programs we have in place are rigorous, aligned with the transition to the digital age of teaching and learning, and supportive of ALL students’ various needs.


In addition, Woodland Elementary School has been named as a Title I Academic Achieving School, as part of the 2016 Exemplary Program. This distinction is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds that aid in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty level. This exciting outcome demonstrates the teamwork of many hands working together in support of our students with the greatest needs, achieving at high levels, whatever it takes.


Please join Superintendent Hopper and the governing board in extending hearty congratulations to the staff and students of Woodland Elementary and Mariposa Elementary Schools.



Welcome to Mariposa County Unified School District and Mariposa County Office of Education. We are proud to provide you with information regarding our schools and district. Though our newly redesigned website remains under construction, we are confident that as you visit our organization through these web pages that you will find MCUSD to be committed to providing students with outstanding educational programs in an exceptional environment. 


Mariposa is a one-district county with 9 school sites and a total student population of approximately 1,800 students. Home to Yosemite National Park, our county consists of small, rural communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills; an area rich in Gold Rush history and great natural beauty. The 1,450 square mile county is home to approximately 18,000 citizens and is ideally suited to those interested in outdoor activities and rural community life.

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Intradistrict Transfer: A request to attend a school outside of the home school boundary. For example, a student lives in the Woodland Elementary boundary, but requests to attend Mariposa Elementary School.

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Interdistrict Transfer: A request to attend a school outside of the Mariposa County Unified School District. 

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