School Facts

Sam Vaughn Elementary School is located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley and is surrounded by the suburban community of Ceres. The school opened in September 1994 and is a place of pride for the staff, students and community. The school includes 30 classrooms, a cafeteria, a library, an administration building, and an amphitheater. The campus is located on the east side of Ceres and most students walk to and from school.

Sam Vaughn is a Kindergarten through sixth grade school of approximately 650 students. School staff includes: a Principal, an Assistant Principal, an Administrative Assistant, twenty- eight certificated teachers, one resource specialist, several paraprofessionals, one library clerk, a 50% nurse, a 6-hour health clerk, a full time speech teacher, an office manager, an attendance secretary, a part-time English Language Assistant, a part-time clerk, as well as a community liaison. Itinerant music and P.E. teachers provide services 1- 2 days per week.


The Sam Vaughn staff is committed to the philosophy that every child is regarded as gifted, because every child is a gift. Our vision statement, Committed to Excellence, Responsive to Every Student is what we strive to do on a daily basis. Our district mission statement reflects the staff's commitment to our profession."Our students will achieve mastery of academic standards in a safe and supportive environment. We will provide a quality, balanced education that results in academic excellence, and career preparation with attitudes and skills necessary to produce self-directed, productive citizens.

Our School Colors are Purple and Teal and we are the GIANTS

Sam Vaughn Elementary School is a tobacco free school.

Sam Vaughn Elementary School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.