Why Brown?


Vencil Brown Elementary School
Home of the Grizzlies!

At Brown, every staff member devotes their expertise to establish a safe, nurturing, and academically challenging learning environment in which the unique skills, talents, and needs of each student are recognized. We provide a first-class educational experience with a strong emphasis on relationship building and the development of respect and personal responsibility. We value our connection to parents and community partners, which help to build a lifelong love of learning. If you have any questions or would like more information about our school, please feel free to contact me at bsmith@rcsdk8.org or 916.771.1710.

Principal Brandei Smith


Silver Level PBIS Award
The Grizzly Way!

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded the Silver Level PBIS award by the California PBIS Coalition (CPC).  The CPC is a network of State Education Leaders, County Offices, School Districts, and Schools.  California PBIS Coalition honors Platinum, Gold and Silver level PBIS schools for dedication toward improving culture and climate on school campuses.  


California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll

Schools making up the California Business for Education Excellence Foundation’s Honor Roll consistently raise academic achievement and make significant progress toward closing achievement gaps for all students. These schools are recognized not only for their achievements but so that other schools can learn their successful strategies or “best practices.”


Parent Survey Results

Every year, we perform a parent survey to collect and understand parent opinions, perspectives, attitudes, and perceptions towards the school, their students, and education in general in order to improve the learning environment in general or specific ways.  Click one of the links to the right to see what parents have said.