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.


The district serves approximately 19,000 students across 20 schools, including 15 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools, and an adult school. Folsom Education is known for its commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and student success. The district offers a wide range of educational programs and services to meet the diverse needs of its students, including advanced placement courses, career and technical education programs, and special education services. Folsom Education also emphasizes community involvement and engagement, encouraging parents and community members to participate in school events and activities to support student learning and success.


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of students met or exceeded standards for English-language arts

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of students met or exceeded standards for math

1 %

of students achieved the same measure in English-language arts, statewide

1 %

of students met or exceeded the mathematics standards, statewide

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, California is home to several higher education institutions, including:

A community college that offers over 30 associate degree programs and certificates in fields such as business, healthcare, humanities, science, and technology.

A private, non-profit university that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields such as education, business, engineering, health sciences, and psychology.

A public university located in nearby Sacramento, which offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across 8 colleges, including arts and letters, business administration, education, engineering and computer science, health and human services, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies.

A private for-profit university that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, healthcare, education, technology, and criminal justice.

These institutions provide students with a variety of academic programs, research opportunities, and student services to support their educational goals and career aspirations.