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Western Placer Unified School District (WPUSD) was formed on July 1, 1966, when it united twelve (12) smaller school districts. The District serves students in a 168 square mile area in Placer County. The City of Lincoln is home to the majority of students attending WPUSD and all but one of the schools are located in the City of Lincoln. Students who live in the City of Sheridan and parts of the City of Roseville are also served in WPUSD and one elementary school is located in the City of Sheridan serving as the hub for that small community. The District has a diverse ethnic and culturally enriched population. WPUSD is governed by a five (5) member Board of Trustees.

WPUSD includes, five (5) school sites with Transitional Kindergarten (TK), eight (8) K-5 elementary schools, two (2) middle schools for grades 6-8, two (2) comprehensive senior high schools for grades 9-12, and a continuation high school. WPUSD also provides Alternative Education through Independent Study for grades K-12.