Superintendent's Office

Dr. Deborah Blow - Superintendent

Mrs. Blow

Department Contacts:
Dr. Deborah Blow
Email Dr. Deborah Blow
Administrative Assistant, Superintendent
Email Alice Salazar

Our goal is to provide students with quality educational programs that give each student the opportunity to maximize his/her intellectual, social and physical development. Working together, strong parent involvement, academic excellence, and talented staff and leadership have provided a heritage of success for district students. If you are looking for a great place to raise your family and send your children to school, the Orcutt Union School District is a great choice!

Our elementary schools empower children with a solid academic foundation that energizes our students to be lifelong learners. District junior high schools bring students rigorous engaging academic offerings that seize cross curricular learning opportunities. Orcutt Academy's elementary and high school campuses promote a learning environment that values the development of new knowledge and the application of academics across the curriculum in real life situations. No matter whether you find yourself in one of our district schools or in our charter program, you will discover student curiosity being encouraged and solid academic achievement being realized.

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Opportunities for learning are limitless. The Orcutt Union School District's mission is to nurture, educate, empower, and inspire our children to successfully navigate and thrive in an ever changing world.


As the heart of the communities we serve, the Orcutt Union School District will foster high levels of student success through multiple pathways of learning. By offering a world-class education, our district will lead the way in innovation and creativity, and will be known for its caring, collaborative and inclusive culture.


Kids come first
Student safety is paramount
All students can learn at high levels
In meeting the needs of the whole child
Results matter


Fostering a community of learners
Equal access for all students
Quality instruction with rigor and relevance
Effective dynamic leadership
Mutual respect
Cultural understanding and tolerance
Clear and open communication
Parent/community partnerships
Continuous improvement
Data-driven decision-making
Accountability of all stakeholders


High Quality Instruction
We will provide and support engaging, high quality instruction, which promotes active learning and maximizes student achievement

21st Century Skills
We will provide students with an innovative 21st century curriculum that will enable them to compete in a global society.

Flexible Learning Environments
We will create flexible learning environments that will encourage new delivery models and expand students' opportunities for learning.

Whole Child
We will provide a rich and diverse curriculum in a positive and safe atmosphere to address the needs of the whole child.

We will utilize our existing and future resources and explore new avenues to support the goals of our district.

The Orcutt Union School District does not discriminate against individuals based on actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation. Compliance Officer: Susan Salucci, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources/Discrimination/Equity & Title lX Compliance Officer, 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt, CA 93455, Email:, Phone: 805-938-8909. See district policies at