Turlock Unified School District became unified on July 1, 2004. Prior to the unification, the district was composed of two separately governed, but commonly administered districts - Turlock Joint Elementary School District and Turlock Joint Union High School District.
There are currently 751 certificated teachers/administrators and 675 classified employees who provide excellent educational opportunities to over 13,500 students. The District includes the following:
- 9 Elementary schools
- 1 Middle School and 1 Junior High School
- 2 large comprehensive High Schools
- 2 small alternative high schools.
Beginning the 2009-2010 school year, all schools will be following a traditional school year calendar.