Our District

About Pollock Pines Elementary School District

The Pollock Pines Elementary School District is located in Pollock Pines, El Dorado County, California. We are 50 miles east of the capital city of Sacramento and 45 miles west of Lake Tahoe. Our elevation is 4,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada. We are located in an unincorporated area of El Dorado County. The historic town of Placerville is 15 miles west on US Highway 50. There are approximately 5,000 residents of Pollock Pines.

We enjoy the services of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department and the El Dorado County Fire Protection District, as well as the US Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry. Marshall Hospital, located in Placerville, is an up-to-date medical facility with an outstanding cadre of Doctors, Nurses, and qualified assistant medical staff. El Dorado Transit provides transportation services around the county. We are surrounded by the El Dorado National Forest, and have four definite and beautiful seasons. We are known as the Gateway to the Sierra and Nature's Wonderland. Visit our links page to take a cyber tour of the beautiful area we live in.

The Pollock Pines School District has two schools at this time.  Pinewood Elementary School, a California Distinguished School, is a K-4 school with approximately 365 students. Our middle school, grades 5-8, also a California Distinguished School, is Sierra Ridge Middle School, with approximately 325 students. Each school is staffed with a principal and a fully credentialed teaching staff, along with a school secretary and classroom aides. We have a Registered Nurse on staff, as well as a school psychologist. The district speech pathologist is nationally certified (ASHA:CCC-SPL) and state licensed, in addition to having an advanced degree in speech pathology. We have full special education services and Title One reading programs. Each school has a full cafeteria. We provide administrative services to the Silver Fork School District, a small district east of us in the American River Canyon. We have excellent transportation, maintenance and kitchen staffs. We have consistently high API scores, and constantly strive to provide the very best education for all of our children. The district supports a variety of community and school based programs. We are supported by a pro-active and involved school board from our community. Our Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month, in room B-1, at 6:45pm, at the Emigrant Trail Education Center, located at 2701 Amber Trail in Pollock Pines.

Our Commitment to Parents

As a District, we have a commitment that we will treat every child as our own. That means we will ensure that each and every one of us who is involved in the lives of your children will teach them, advocate for them, help them, and celebrate with them as we would do for our own children.  Yet the truth is that it really doesn’t stop there.  The truth is that we also believe every parent and every guardian should have the opportunity to volunteer and participate in the school and classroom in the same way we, as parents, would want to participate in the schools and classrooms.

In fact, it is our belief that parent/guardian involvement in our district should go far beyond bake sales, fund raising and school celebrations.  Parent/guardian involvement in our district must be a collaboratively shared interest in ensuring that all students will learn.  To that end, we commit to treat each child in the district as our own and to ensure that each of you, as a parent/guardian, will have the same opportunities to volunteer that we would want to have for ourselves.  In fact, research has demonstrated that when families are involved in schools, all students experience success!  Even more important is that race/ethnicity, class, or level of education does not matter.  It is simply the willingness to be involved and make a difference in the lives of students, one student at a time.  When families partner with the school, our children are the winners!