Founded in 1978, Golden Empire Elementary is nestled in the Rosemont Community, a well-established area of the south-eastern portion of Sacramento County. Golden Empire is one of the “best kept secrets” amongst Sacramento schools, serving more than 625 pre-school through sixth-grade students. Named for California’s early titles and for its rich gold deposits—“The Golden Empire”—the school’s colors are blue and gold with a soaring and mighty golden eagle as its mascot.
Golden Empire Elementary has built its reputation on excellence in learning though parent and community involvement and highly experienced and skilled teachers and staff. With systematic instruction, high expectations, and curriculum alignment to the state standards, Golden Empire students and staff strive for academic excellence.
Golden Empire consistently enforces high academic standards for all students. With a growth score of 859 on the 2013 Academic Performance Index (API) and an achievement rating of 10 out of 10 for like schools, Golden Empire was named an “Exemplary School” by the Sacramento City Unified School District. Golden Empire was also named a US No Child Left Behind “National Blue Ribbon School,” a California State “Distinguished School” and a California State “Title I Achieving School,” for 5 consecutive years. Additionally, Golden Empire received the prestigious National Center for Urban School Transformation’s “Excellence in Education Award” (1 of 12 national winners). Golden Empire is proud of its many school wide academic awards and accomplishments.
Academics are a priority at Golden Empire. We have found that with relentless focus on the California State Standards, our students succeed. Assessment is a critical component of our instructional program, and assessment data is regularly gathered and analyzed to focus and direct instruction in every classroom.
Our teaching staff is the finest group of educators. All teachers are committed to student success. Their dedication goes beyond the classroom.