Superintendent’s Office

Students, Parents, and Guardians,

Welcome to Natomas Unified! We’re a growing district on the move, with thousands of new students projected in the coming years, solid financial footing, millions invested in school facility improvements, excellent academic programs, and home to one of the highest graduation rates and completion of college entry requirements in Sacramento county. 

Our number one focus is ensuring that all NUSD students graduate in an engaging and safe learning community where all students will demonstrate responsibility, achieve academic and social-emotional growth, embrace diversity, and are prepared to make decisions about their college and career success. With the guidance of our Board of Education, we are able to provide high-quality programs, support, and resources for student success.

We offer a wide range of models and programs to fit the needs of all students. From preschool and transitional kindergarten to K-5, K-8, middle, high school, and even 6-12 configuration, we have a wide variety of options. We are an open district, so parents have the flexibility to enroll in their neighborhood school or another Natomas Unified school if space is available. 

We are extremely proud of our accomplishments including: 

  • More opportunities for students to gain real-world skills in our Career Technical Education Pathways.  Beginning the 2022-2023 school year, we will offer Cosmetology Pathway to open the door for students wanting to obtain their license in that field. We also have added within the last few years other pathways of interest including Music Production, Public Safety, and Building and Construction Trades.
  • We have made investments in the social-emotional needs of our students with the addition of social workers at every school. We knew coming out of a pandemic, our students would need the extra support, so we took steps to expand our team that already included pyschologists at each site and counselors at our secondary sites.
  • We continue to expand our International Baccalaureate (IB) offerings. We have primary years at H. Allen Hight and Paso Verde. We are awaiting for confirmation of Jefferson and soon after, American Lakes and Bannon Creek. We have the middle years at Natomas Middle and Inderkum and the Diploma Programme for students who want to continue with IB all the way through high school at Inderkum.
  • We are excited to open another school to serve our community. The Heredia-Arriaga School will be Natomas Unified’s Dual Immersion elementary school. A groundbreaking was held May 2022. We’ve built new 2-story buildings for our middle school students at our south area schools, opened the door to Paso Verde’s new campus, and built and modernized classrooms and athletic fields throughout our community.

Thank you for your continued support of NUSD. We’re committed to providing your child with a high-quality education and responding quickly to questions, needs and concerns. We also know that mistakes happen. If you run into barriers or frustrations while trying to get answers you need, start by calling your own school, but if problems remain unresolved, contact Constituent and Customer Services (CCS) at (916) 561-5253 or by email at [email protected].

Sincerely,

Chris Evans
Superintendent