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Citrus South Tule 150th Anniversary

Are you a former Citrus South Tule student, teacher, staff, board member, or parent? We want to hear from you! Click here to fill out a short survey.
The Citrus South Tule school started in 1874 with an original one-room school house. For nearly 140 years, this vibrant and unique campus served the students of this community near Porterville and Springville.
Due to low enrollment, Citrus South Tule lapsed to Porterville Unified School District in 2015. The campus sat empty for a year until discussions between PUSD, the Pathways Program, and Qualcomm officials brought the idea of bringing this campus to life in a big way. In September 2017, after extensive remodel to the newer main building, the Future Ready Lab / Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ officially opened. Four years later, after some delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Garner Holt AniMakerspace Lab officially opened in September of 2021 in the building at the back of the property. 
Today, this campus is as vibrant and busy as ever. Every year, over 2,500 visitors come to Citrus South Tule to experience the unique landscape and educational experiences through Qualcomm and Garner Holt Productions. 
2024 marks the 150th Anniversary of Citrus South Tule. We are in the planning stages of a celebration event to be held in the fall of 2024. 
Are you a former student, teacher, staff, or parent? We want to hear from you! Click here to fill out a short survey.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of this beautiful campus, we are building a "Legacy Wall" where you can make your mark and leave your legacy on the historic Citrus South Tule campus with an engraved brick! Click here for more information on this exciting project.