Bret Harte Union High School District, in the state’s Gold Country in Calaveras County, is named after the American poet. The district makes the list due to a strong graduation rate of 94.7% and a class size of 16 students. The Bret Harte High School is the major school in this district, which although small, provides an array of athletic programs, including football, golf and swimming.
In 2015, the Washington Post reported on a USDA study that ranked every county in America according to scenery and climate - and guess what? Calaveras came in at number 14 out of over 3,000 beating out Napa County and Mariposa County, home of Yosemite!
If you're a regular visitor to Calaveras, this may not be a huge surprise, but it certainly caught our attention and we thought it was worth sharing. Read more about it here, where you'll find a link which takes you to an interactive map. Mouse over your county and see how it compares to Calaveras.