Modesto City Schools has provided exemplary educational programs for students in the community since 1871.
The District is composed of an elementary district (K-8) and a high school district (9-12) with a common Board of Education and administration. Seven other school districts feed into Modesto City Schools at the high school level.
The current enrollment is approximately 29,000 students. Students are served at 22 elementary schools (K-6), four junior high schools (7-8), seven comprehensive high schools (9-12), and an alternative education program which includes an opportunity and continuation school, independent study and adult evening high school.
Several schools offer unique programs such as the Fremont Elementary School Open Plan, the Dual Language Academy at Bret Harte and Fairview elementary schools, and high school pathways/academies in areas such as Forensics, Public Safety, Child Development, Health Careers, Graphic Communications, and Business Entrepreneurship. The International Baccalaureate program at Modesto High School was recognized in for its 85% diploma pass rate, 13 points higher than the State average!