The Benicia Unified School District educates approximately 4,900 students, employs 220 teachers and 150 classified employees.
Benicia schools have a track record of success. Ranked as the best school district in Solano County by Niche.com (August 2017) Benicia Unified is home to 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 2 high schools. In 2017, Benicia Middle School and Benicia High School were awarded the title of 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools.
The Benicia Unified School District provides well-equipped classrooms and helpful, knowledgeable employees who exemplify strong support services. In addition to regular programs, the BUSD offers curricula for gifted and talented students, English learners, pre-kindergarten, independent study, ESL and GED classes.
BUSD Schools include:
The Benicia Unified School District Child Development Unit (CDU) also offers a broad range of programs to meet the needs of the children and families in Benicia. These include:
STEM before and after school program at Benicia Middle School
Pre-K programs and before/after school enrichment programs at all elementary schools
An income eligible subsidized State pre-school and before/after school program at Robert Semple Elementary.
At Joe Henderson Elementary you'll find the Stepping Stones Parent Participation Program
You can find more information by visiting their CDU website.
Private schools in Benicia include:
St. Dominic's School (co-educational catholic school)
Over 40 colleges, universities and vocational schools are within an easy drive of Benicia. From top-ranked universities such as UC Davis and UC Berkeley to more local, dynamic and career driven institutions, those seeking to improve their skill set and stimulate their minds have a wide selection to choose from.
For a complete list of higher education institutions within the area, please visit the Solano EDC website.