Folsom houses an exceptional community college; Folsom Lake College, with more than 18,000 students served for the academic year and 38+ degrees and/or certificates offered and home to Three Stages, a $50 million facility dedicated to the performing and visual arts. The Folsom-Cordova Unified School District operate the public schools including 10 Elementary schools and 1 charter elementary, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools. Folsom is proud to have their elementary school, Empire Oaks, selected as one of CA’s distinguished schools and awarded the coveted Blue Ribbon award. The town went wild when Folsom HS football team, the Bulldogs, won the State Championships in 2010. With a construction cost of more than 98 million, Vista Del Lago HS opened it’s doors in 2008 and is among the few public high schools in California to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 10 out of 10. Way to go Folsom schools!