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Our Mission is: "Opening a Brighter Future"

The Gustine Unified School District covers 24 miles located in the northwestern portion of Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley. The community is estimated at 5,000 residents surrounded by dairies, orchards, and farmland.Gustine is a clean city with well-kept neighborhoods and an attractive business community. Our recreational facilities are among the finest anywhere. Four parks and three playgrounds, a swimming pool, and sports facilities grace the city. You can find most of what you need in town, but if you need a getaway for an afternoon of shopping, we are a 40 minute drive from two regional shopping malls.

Gustine is centrally located in central California, close to the San Francisco Bay area (90 miles), Sacramento (90 miles), Lake Tahoe (200 miles), Merced (30 miles), and Modesto (40 miles).

Several regional higher education facilities are close for the residents of Gustine. Merced College’s Los Banos Campus is 20 miles and Merced College home campus is 30 miles. California State University Stanislaus is just 25 miles away in Turlock. The 10th campus of the University of California is in Merced.