Rebuilding Edward Kemble Elementary and Cesar Chavez Intermediate Schools


Kemble/Chavez will be the first new school constructed in Sac City Unified in nearly two decades. When completed in Fall 2025, the rebuild will combine Edward Kemble Elementary (TK-3) and Cesar Chavez Intermediate (4-6) into one visionary campus with state of the art facilities that will revitalize the entire neighborhood and benefit families for decades to come.

The age, location and demographics of the schools were all key factors in the district’s decision to construct a new campus. Edward Kemble was first built 60 years ago (1963) as a traditional K-6 Elementary, while Cesar Chavez was added on the adjacent property in 2001 to address an immediate and sharp increase in enrollment. Chavez was created as an all-portable classroom site with little to no outdoor amenities for students such as play structures or open field access. The new Kemble/Chavez campus will be an asset to the entire surrounding community.

The construction of the new Kemble/Chavez Elementary and Intermediate Schools is a direct reflection of the District’s unwavering commitment to equity and improving the outcomes of students who have been historically underserved. At Sac City Unified, our belief is that facilities planning is community planning and that approach is reflected in the design of this ultramodern campus, featuring an oversized multipurpose room, a STEAM lab, a community room, several shade canopies, a U14 soccer field, and an overall focus on energy efficiency and environmental conservation.