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. WPUSD serves students living withing the City of Lincoln, unincorporated Lincoln, Sheridan and parts of Roseville. All WPUSD schools are within the City of Lincoln boundary with one elementary school located in Sheridan. The District has a diverse ethnic and culturally enriched population. WPUSD is governed by a five (5) member Board of Trustees.
WPUSD includes, eight (8) elementary schools, two (2) middle schools for grades 6-8, two (2) comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school and an independent study program.