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Sanger Unified School District

Sanger Unified

About Our District

Picture of District Office

Adela Madrigal Jones

Community Message

Eduardo Martinez

Deputy Superintendent,
Administrative Services

Tim Lopez

Associate Superintendent,
Educational Services

Dennis Wiechmann, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent,
Human Resources


Sanger Unified School District is made up of twenty-one schools.  There are fourteen elementary sites, a middle school and one comprehensive high school.  There are two K-8 and one K-12 charter schools.  In addition there is an alternative education continuation school, an alternative education independent study school, a community day school, and an adult school. The district covers 180 square miles and serves a population of 31,000.

Within the boundaries of Sanger Unified is the city of Sanger and the communities of Centerville, Del Rey, Fairmont, Lone Star, Tivy Valley and portions of the Sunnyside area of metropolitan Fresno. Attendance in the District's schools currently numbers 11,360 students.


1905 Seventh Street, Sanger, CA  93657
Tel: (559) 524-6521 |  Fax: (559) 875-0311
SUSD emergency updates: (888) 653-2234

SUSD Superintendent Adela Madrigal Jones

A message from the Superintendent

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, welcome to the Sanger Unified School District website!

I am honored to serve this district as Superintendent. Sanger Unified has a long tradition of excellence, with high expectations for student achievement as our mission. We are committed to our vision of providing options for students to demonstrate their learning and opportunities to be successful and achieve their dreams. We have established firm goals that build the foundation of success for our students:

  • Raise all students' achievement
  • Close the achievement gap with all student groups
  • Ensure a safe environment

We are proud of the successes and recognitions our schools and district have received over the years. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that they bring their best to our children every day. Our motto of "Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it Takes" is one that is visible on a daily basis. We also recognize that this success requires continuous improvement. This process is embedded in our culture. Our district is a recognized Professional Learning Community district and we pride ourselves in being collaborative around student outcomes and grounding our work in student learning results.

Sanger is a great community and our students are the cornerstone of our future. We know that our role in each of our student's lives is important. As parents and community members, you play in integral role in our success. I look forward to our journey together as we continually seek to prepare our students to be the successful leaders of tomorrow and to give back to this great community.


Adela Madrigal Jones, Superintendent
(559) 524-6521


Picture of the old Taft building

The earliest evidence of children receiving formal education in what is now Sanger Unified School occurred in 1860. Scottsburg, one of the first school districts organized in Fresno County, served a community on the Kings River. In the following one hundred fifty plus years, many new schools were organized while others were abandoned or consolidated.

History of Sanger schools

The source for most of the information is Public Schools of Fresno County 1860 - 1898, Volume One.