Welcome to Duncan Russell Community Day School


Play, Work, Grow…as a Team!

As Principal of the TUSD Alternative Education Campus, home to Stein High School, Duncan Russell Community Day School, Tracy Young Adult Program, and Independent Study (9th-12th grades), I am honored to be the leader of a team serving on a unique, energetic, and individualized alternative education campus.  A place for anyone in need of just one more chance.

Alt Ed has shown a great level of resilience, courage, and determination that I have not seen in my 24 plus years in education.  All characteristics of being GRIT Strong!  

Building a strong, positive, and flexible environment that impacts students’ lives is a goal I have set for myself, teachers, and support staff. There is excitement brewing as we move into the 2023-2024 school year.  I look forward to working with families and students in planning and facilitating a pathway where students can fulfill their dreams and goals to obtain a high school diploma.  I am committed to student strength-based focused teaching and dedicated to creating a positive learning environment. 

Welcome to Alt Ed!

Grateful for the opportunity to serve,

Traci L Mitchell, Principal


Duncan Russell community day school

650 W. 10th Street
Tracy, CA 95376

Phone: 209.830-3395
FAX:     209.830-3396

Traci Mitchell, Principal

Shirley Pellegri, Secretary

Ann Herrington, Counselor

District Contracts

Duncan-Russell campus students learn and perform to their fullest potential, respect themselves and others, and become responsible contributors to society.

Duncan-Russell campus is an innovative, individualized and technologically progressive school site.  We provide a blended model of direct instruction and online curriculum in a positive and safe learning environment.  We emphasize communication and use of technology.  We provide an opportunity for all students to overcome barriers through GRIT, in order to be productive in meeting tomorrow’s challenges.