Santa Barbara County Schools
List of School Districts in Santa Barbara County, CA
Ballard Elementary School District
Ballard Elementary School District is
located in the rural town of Ballard, California serving
residents of the Santa Ynez Valley.
The district was founded in 1882 and was the first school in the valley. There is one school in this district, Ballard Elementary. Ballard Elementary is a Kindergarten through 6th grade school originally built in 1886 as a one-room schoolhouse. The "little red schoolhouse" is still used today by the Kindergarten and 1st grades. 128 students attend this school. Ballard School has become renowned for its quality of instruction, achieving second place among 43 school district results for Santa Barbara County, in the 2006 No Child Left Behind testing program.
Blochman Union Elementary School District
Buellton Union Elementary School District
Buellton Union School District is
located in Buellton, California. It is a small district, that as
of September 2008, served 690 students. The District offices are
located at 595 Second Street. The current Superintendent is Tom
Cooper. The current Board of Trustees consists of President Joyce
Azevedo, Clerk Julie Everett, and members Jon Macaluso, Marcilo
Sarquilla, and Stuart Gildred Jr.
Jonata Middle School
Jonata School serves grades 6 - 8. It
is located at 301 Second St, in Buellton. As of September 2008,
the current enrollment of Jonata Middle School is 212 students.
There are 70 sixth grade, 72 seventh grade, and 70 eighth grade
students. The current Vice Principal is Mrs. Fayram, the
superindendant is Mr. Cooper. Jonata is the first school in
California to use Trikkes in their PE class.
Oak Valley Elementary School
Oak Valley School serves K through 5th grade students. It is located at 595 Second St, in Buellton. As of September 2008, the current enrollment at Oak Valley is 478 students. There are 95 Kindergarten, 76 first grade, 77 second grade, 78 third grade, 78 fourth grade, and 74 fifth grade students. The current principal is Mr. Williamson.
Carpinteria Unified School District
The Carpinteria Unified School District
(CUSD) is a public school district that provides services to
students in the Carpinteria Valley, with district boundaries
reaching south to the Ventura County line and north to the
community of Summerland, California. The district, serving
approximately 2800 students in grades K-12, has seven schools
one comprehensive high school, one alternative high
school, one middle school, and four elementary schools. Six of
the seven schools are located within the Carpinteria city limits;
one elementary school is located in Summerland.
As of the 2008/2009 school year, the district included:
Aliso Elementary School
Canalino Elementary School
Carpinteria Family School
Carpinteria Middle School
Carpinteria High School
Rincon High School
Casmalia Elementary School District
Cold Spring Elementary School District
College Elementary School District
Cuyama Joint Unified School District
Goleta Union Elementary School District
Guadalupe Union Elementary School District
Guadalupe School District is a school
district in Guadalupe, California, in northwestern Santa Barbara
County. The district is composed of two schools, Mary Buren
School (K-5) and Kermit McKenzie Junior High School (6-8) and
there are 1157 students enrolled in this school district.
It is bordered on the east by the Santa Maria-Bonita Elementary School District, on the southeast by the Orcutt Union Elementary School District, and on the south by the Casmalia Elementary School District.
Hope Elementary School District
Lompoc Unified School District
The Lompoc Unified School District is located in the City of Lompoc, California.
Buena Vista Elementary School
Clarence Ruth Elementary School
Crestview Elementary School
Leonora Fillmore Elementary School
Arthur Hapgood Elementary School
La Cańada Elementary School
La Honda Elementary School
Los Berros Elementary School
Los Padres Elementary School
Miguelito Elementary School
Lompoc Valley Middle School
Vandenberg Middle School
Lompoc High School
Cabrillo High School
Maple High Pregnant Minor Program
Maple Continuation High School
Adult education program
Los Alamos Elementary School District
Los Olivos Elementary School District
Montecito Union Elementary School District
Orcutt Union Elementary School District
The Orcutt Union School District is
located in Santa Barbara County on the central coast of
California. There are six elementary schools, two middle schools,
and one high school, which first began on August 20, 2008. There
are approximately 5,040 students and more than 500 staff members.
School Name - Students - Notes
Alice Shaw School - 609 - K-6
Joe Nightingale School - 785 - K-6
Lakeview Junior High School - 638 - 7-8
May Grisham School - 610 - K-6
Orcutt Junior High School - 505 - 7-8
Patterson Road School - 583 - K-6
Pine Grove School - 423 - K-6
Ralph Dunlap School - 589 - K-6
Orcutt Academy High School - 109 - 9-12
Orcutt Academy only teaches to freshmen in the 2008-2009 school year, with a new grade level added each year until all levels are filled. (eg., this year will have only freshmen, while next year will have sophomores and new freshmen, etc.)
The district also hosts the Orcutt Home Study Program which is an idependent study program used by families who want to provide their children with an education outside institutional settings of public or private schools.
Orcutt introduced a Gifted and Talented (GATE) Program in the 2006-07 school year with expansion planned for following years. GATE students are clustered in regular classrooms and all teachers with the potential for having GATE students in their classes receive additional training to meet the needs of those students.
Santa Barbara Elementary School District
Santa Barbara High School District
The Santa Barbara School Districts is
the main public school district that serves Santa Barbara,
California. Its high school system serves Goleta as well. The
district consists of one administrative system and school board
(which would technically make it one district) wrapped around two
different elementary and secondary "districts" which
have different tax bases. The high school district receives money
based on the population of Goleta and Santa Barbara while the
elementary district only receives money from the Santa Barbara
Other local districts include the Goleta Union School District and the Hope School District. Both of these districts contain only elementary schools.
Recently, there has been dispute between the local teachers' union (Santa Barbara Teachers Association) and the school board over salary and benefits. The Association wants the district to give teachers a 6.5% pay raise and additional benefits to better compliment the area's high (and growing) cost of living. The district asserts that it simply does not have the money to pay them.As of March 5, 2007, it appears the dispute has been resolved, with the district giving teachers a 9% raise over three years.
César Chávez Charter
Santa Barbara Charter School
Goleta Valley Junior High School
La Colina JHS
La Cumbre JHS
Santa Barbara JHS
Dos Pueblos HS
La Cuesta CHS
San Marcos HS
Santa Barbara HS
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District operates 4 high schools (Delta, Ernest Righetti High School, Santa Maria, and Pioneer Valley) located in Santa Maria, California. Currently, 72,590 students are enrolled in this district.
Santa Maria-Bonita Elementary School District
The Santa Maria-Bonita School District
in Santa Maria, California, has 4 junior high schools and 15
elementary schools with approximately 13,000 students enrolled.
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District
Solvang Elementary School District
Vista Del Mar Union Elementary School District
This page was last updated July 19, 2009.