Tulare Joint Union
High School District
Tulare Joint Union High School District
teacher at chalkboard

Our District

Located in Central California’s beautiful San Joaquin Valley, the Tulare Joint Union High School District boasts three comprehensive high schools—Tulare Union, Tulare Western, and Mission Oak; one continuation high school—Tech Prep; one community day school—Countryside; two charter high schools—Sierra Vista Independent Study High School and Accelerated Charter High School; Tulare Adult School; and a working school farm and nursery. Our staff of 550 employees proudly serves a clientele of more than 5,400 students.

Our Feeder Schools

The district encompasses 365.2 square miles and serves the following feeder schools:

  • Buena Vista
  • Cherry
  • Live Oak
  • Los Tules
  • Mulcahy
  • Alpine Vista
  • Sundale
  • Oak Valley
  • Palo Verde
  • Pixley
  • Tipton
  • Waukena
  • St. Aloysius Catholic School
  • Tulare Christian School

Our History

“In 1872, when bustles were still in their prime, high hats were common, and elections were serious matters, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company selected the present site of Tulare as an ideal spot on which to build a town.” (Quoted from the Tulare Union High School and City of Tulare Building Dedication program, 1937.)

We’ve come a long way from the original high school teaching staff of six, student enrollment of approximately 40, and the first graduating class of 11 members. Please read more about our history.