American Canyon is a hidden gem tucked away in the well-known Napa County. It’s estimated population is 20,000. It’s a short distance to many of the world’s renown wineries in the Napa Valley. In 2015, American Canyon Middle School received a statewide distinguished Gold Ribbon Schools Award It's part of the Napa Valley Unified School District. The city offers three elementary schools, a middle school and the environmentally-friendly American Canyon High School .