Superintendent's Message


Quality Education Today for A Better Tomorrow


On behalf of the El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education, I would like to welcome you to the District website that provides you with information about our schools, programs, and various ways we engage with the community.

The El Rancho Unified School District (ERUSD) is dedicated to uncompromising excellence in academics as well as student safety and wellbeing.  Our students have access to world-class opportunities, including Project Lead the Way, cheer/dance, music, robotics, academic decathlon, athletics, and other engaging enrichment experiences. We offer a diverse array of programs, including Dual Language (Spanish), Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, AVID, and Career Technical Education (CTE) with multiyear options guiding students toward postsecondary education and careers. Starting with a wide offering of early learning programs, including a dual language preschool, our students are equipped academically, prepared socially, and empowered to participate and thrive in a challenging, diverse world.


Located in Southern California approximately 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles, ERUSD proudly serves the residents of Pico Rivera. The district educates approximately 7,500 students at 14 distinct schools from TK-12 including an adult education program. Each campus offers a wide variety of options for students allowing us to deliver a quality education for each student, every day. The District's well-prepared, dedicated, and highly qualified teachers and support personnel are second to none. 

Our ERUSD Board of Education is steadfast in the belief that, "All students will receive a world class education and graduate with a valuable diploma, ready for college and careers." Accomplishing this vision requires all of  us to work together in order to bring it to light for all students. We realize that our efforts uniquely influence the future of our community and of this nation, and we are passionate about doing whatever it takes to prepare students to be successful and contributing citizens of the 21st century.

As ERUSD’s Superintendent, I am responsible for supporting the success of every student and working alongside the Board of Education to ensure ERUSD remains focused on our mission, vision, and goals.  Carrying out these responsibilities comes with a tireless commitment that each of our students will earn the best possible, well-rounded, world class  education and is prepared to reach their greatest potential.


I invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities we have for families to be involved in their student’s education and support our schools to be the best they can possibly be. Together, we will ensure that each and every student is prepared for the future.

I look forward to our continued partnership.  


Marco A. Villegas, Ph.D.