Those with children in school love Warren in part for our wonderful school system. Whether you have a little one who’s just about to start preschool or you need tips on why locals love a certain elementary school, we have insight to help inform your search!

Schools are more than a ranking number...of course! This page is to help in giving you more flavor on what local residents think about the schools here.

Truckee in the News

Truckee High boys, girls cross-country qualify for state meet | SierraSun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee High School cross-country squads both qualified for the NI...

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Truckee High female students participate in Girls Who Code | SierraSun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The subtle clicking of keyboards settles all around us. We’re focuse...

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Program teaches students DUI consequences

Students at Truckee High learned about the dangers of driving an driving through CHP's 'Ev...

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Excellence in Education: $25,000 in grants over 3 years to ACMS | SierraSun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Identifying and engaging new methods of learning is something teachers...

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Alder Creek Middle School students, parents take drug-free pledge | SierraSun.com

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Did you know: Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly ab...

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Truckee Tahoe Unified School District

All Tahoe Truckee Unified School District scholars will be provided challenging and engaging learning opportunities in order to thrive and be successful in a globally competitive age. This goal will be accomplished through collaboration with students, parents, staff, and the community, united in dedication to our children’s futures. 

Highly skilled, motivated and caring principals and teachers will engage scholars in effective and innovative instruction through a rigorous and relevant curriculum that promotes mastery of meaningful content, creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, problem-solving, respect for diversity, the ability to communicate in multiple languages, and the effective use of technology.  A culture of quality, accountability, responsibility, and respect shall characterize the school district.


Public Schools

  • Truckee High School

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Truckee High School

With an unrelenting commitment to excellence, we empower our children and ourselves to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow....

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"I am a parent here at Truckee and have sent two children through and have two more going through the high school presently. The administration and teaching staff have done wonders with my kids. As with most schools, you get out what you put in, and my children have done very well thanks to the support and guidance of the staff there. My two oldest have graduated from college (one with honors) and felt that they were well prepared by the school educational program, as well as the social environment and activities that they participated in while there. Many of the athletic programs have won numerous state titles athletically as well as academically, and have good staffs in place that win often, but not winning at the cost of the student-athletes. All of my kids have or are playing sports at Truckee and have learned very valuable lessons about succeeding." - 

"I am a student at Truckee High as well as a band student. I have moved nine times and out of all the schools I have been to Truckee High is definitely the best. This last summer, they renovated the school and it looks much better. In terms of the teachers, it all depends on who you have. So some teachers can be crummy, and that's a fact. But they all want you to do well and if that's what you want to do then they will help. We have something called a block schedule where we take a full years class in half a years time. Sometimes classes can be boring but hey, that's high school. I find that the block schedule is much more forgiving and gives less homework than having seven or eight classes in one day. All in all this High School is a great one!" -

  • Alder Creek Middle School

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Alder Creek Middle School

Alder Creek is a middle school where students thrive emotionally, socially, and academically...

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"Our daughter has thrived in the nurturing environment of Alder Creek Middle School. Her excitement about learning during these formative years is a testament to how awesome the environment of the school is."

"My son has thrived at this school. The administration, teachers and programs are all extraordinary and progressive. Students are held to a strict behavioral guideline and there is a healthy environment at the school."

"My child has been at Acms for 2 years now and has had nothing but a positive experience, the teachers provide a good learning environment and always help the kids do they're best. The teachers are always there to support the students and the school has Safe School Ambassadors/ peer helpers that the kids can go to for advice or support. Whether the student is advanced or struggling ACMS seems like they are there to meet everyone's needs. We have had nothing but a great experience at ACMS and and looking forward to another child starting soon!"

"Alder Creek Middle school is a brand new state of the art, environmentally friendly facility. It is located in a beautiful area of Truckee, CA in the Sierra Nevada mountains. They have a warm and talented staff and a great group of kids. Parent involvement is high and supportive and the community has supported this school and all the others in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School district through many local bond measures that help to provide for a 21st century education."

  • Glenshire Elementary

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Glenshire Elementary

Glenshire Elementary is a modern facility with a solar design boasting a library, gym, cafeteria, technology lab and a performance stage. The school’s unique location on a 25 acre greenbelt provides a beautiful outdoor classroom for field study and for snowshoe adventures....

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"I have had 2 children go though Glenshire with completely different needs. Both needs were met and addressed openly with my opinion in mind. Every school in the Tahoe Truckee area has its pros and cons, you just need to find the school that fits your CHILD the best."

"My grandchildren are new to this school and they love it! They came from California and this school is ahead of from where they were. The teachers are so great there already right up there with the rest of the kids. They both really like there teachers, the school and of course the playground!"

"Although our fifth grader only attended this school for half a year, for logistical reasons, we could not have been more pleased. An amazing 5th grade teacher - Mrs. B. - plus a full time assistant teacher and a rotation of parent volunteers created an environment where each and every child received individual attention and mentoring. The children thrive and perform at a high level in improving their academic and social skills. The faculty do a fantastic job running the school and a high level of parent participation enables this school to offer a great K-5 education. Great field trips including an overnight to Pigeon Point Lighthouse, trips to Sagehen Field Station, Art galleries etc. A great academic, inclusive, integrated and caring school."

  • Truckee Elementary 

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Truckee Elementary

 Our primary mission is to provide students with a solid educational foundation that includes the arts, science and character education....

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" love how Truckee Elementary continually challenges and encourages it's students to become strong, efficient and passionate readers. Both my children started their 2014-15 school year 1-1.5 grades below their grade levels in reading. This is after having spent a year at Creekside Charter in Squaw Valley. During their time at Truckee El this past year, both kids jumped up 3 grade levels in their reading!"

"I don't believe I would have wanted my children to attend any other school in the District. Truckee Elementary has an amazing teaching staff, who care deeply about the success of all students. The teachers work to not only teach the crucial skills needed to learn to read and do math, but to find ways to enrich the children's learning in so many other ways."

"This school is about community. Many parents involved, teachers who really care about the kids, and effort from the whole community to make Truckee El. a great school"

As a parent of kindergartener and a 1st grader, I am very supportive of what this school has done with the resources given. There's always room for improvement no matter where you are and I'm confident that my children are on task with their education while blossoming socially. The teachers we've had have demonstrated a healthy combination of discipline and kindness. We are grateful to have them!

  • Donner Trail Elementary 

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Donner Trail Elementary

Donner Trail serves as both a community school to the local community as well as a multi-age magnet school for the Tahoe Truckee School Unified District...

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"Donner Trail is a great school! The teachers are very dedicated and hard-working, and they smartly mix school work with fun activities, so kids are involved and motivated to learn. They are taught not only academics but also life skills through daily outdoor play that involves all grades playing together, smart pretend games that teach them how to earn and manage money and a state-of-the-art computer lab where they learn how to type and prepare presentations. We love this school as it provides a great well-rounded education and unique life experiences for our kids."

"Donner Trail is the reason we live here. The teachers know their student's needs, skill levels and motivations. They take the time to work with all students and ensure they are challenged."

"Our children are receiving an amazing education in this tiny, rural school. Highly skilled, experienced, effective teachers and staff work together to give each student a personalized education that prepares them for success in 6th grade and beyond. We love that the school takes care of its unique, natural environment on the banks of the South Yuba River and uses it as a learning tool. The small school on top of the mountain does feel like a family." 


Private Schools

  • Forest Charter School

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Forest Charter School

At Forest Charter School we value the individuality of your student. By cultivating a staff of dedicated personnel, Forest Charter School pledges an ongoing and expansive environment of educational excellence....

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 "Forest Charter School is a small charter school that we love. My son is a competitive ski racer and they are wonderful at helping accommodate his busy travel schedule. Great personal attention given to each student." - David R.

"The teachers interact with students, involving them and holding them accountable for learning and assignments. Expectations are clearly and consistently communicated, and students are treated as individuals, with respect and courtesy."

"Forest Charter is offering our son the perfect enrichment atmosphere for his homeschooling program. The complaints I hear about FCS are from parents who don't truly understand that this is a _homeschooling enrichment_ program. We do 3 days a week for 4 hours a day and it is an absolute wonder and blessing to our family." 

"Absolutely fantastic! Teachers are wonderful and my son has never done better in school! Love, love, love it!"

  • Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS)

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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is a K-8 public charter within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. SELS inspires a diverse group...

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"I am so thankful that my 5th grade daughter is a member and student of this beautiful community and school. She is receiving a fantastic education with hands on learning, caring, understanding, creative, out of the box thinking and intuitive teachers. She feels included, important, confident and is growing tons in her knowledge and place in this wonderful community. Thank you SELS for being an amazing part of my daughter's education and Life!"

"On top of all the teaching and learning, I'm struck by the joy in the faces of all the children as they go about their quest for knowledge. Thanks to all the courageous and energetic people who had the vision to make this school a reality. With all the challenges the world faces today and predictions of disaster, these committed teachers/staff, these engaged families, and these beautiful children are a beacon of hope."

"I am very grateful to the SELS staff for offering my 5th grader their hearts, as well as their knowledge. Better yet, they make learning fun and adventurous! My youngster is THRIVING at your wonderful school!!"

"All the adults and students challenge each other to THINK!"


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