Excellence in education holds true in Folsom. Newsweek included both of Folsom’s high schools on the list of the best schools in the nation for science, technology, engineering, and math. And at Folsom Lake College, it’s all about preparing students for the careers of the future.
Folsom boasts the highest performing school district in the Sacramento region based on test scores and graduation rates. The school district has two award-winning high schools, Folsom High School and Vista del Lago. Both excel in academics, athletics, music, and arts.
And Folsom students play as hard as they study. In 2011, Downbeat Magazine ranked Folsom High School’s Jazz Band as the No. 1 High School Big Band in the nation. The band has earned this honor eight times since 1993. The Folsom High Jazz Choir was also top-ranked in Downbeat Magazine for 14 consecutive years.
FOLSOM HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CHOIR IN 2019 SAC STATE JAZZ FESTIVAL
Founded in 2004, Folsom Lake College is one of the newest community colleges in the state, serving eastern Sacramento and western El Dorado counties.
It recently added the Innovation Center Makerspace on-campus, dedicated to the exploration of knowledge and Making. Students are connected with Makerships, short internships designed to introduce them to a real-world field.
To provide a solid foundation for addressing the long-term facility needs of the college and future students, plus maintain the level of excellence in instructional programs, the next construction project for the Folsom campus will be a new modern science building.