Alice Shaw Elementary School

Alice Shaw


School Profile:

Alice Shaw Elementary School is located in the northern region of Santa Barbara County on the California Central Coast and serves students in grades kindergarten through six following a traditional calendar. The school is located in a predominantly single-family home neighborhood with limited busing. There are nearly 560 students enrolled in 21 classrooms. We also have a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) that focuses on the intervention programs. From 2006 to present (2019), demographic characteristics have changed with a notable increase in the Socio-economically Disadvantaged and English Learner populations. Socio-economically disadvantaged students have increased from 27 to 55 percent over the past ten years. The English Learner (EL) population has increased from 10.4 to over 15 percent over the same time period.

Shaw parents are encouraged to get involved in their child's learning environment either by volunteering in the classroom, participating in a decision-making group, or simply attending school events. Parents stay informed on upcoming events and school activities through email, the school marquee, Parent Square and the school website. Parents are also invited to attend the academic activities of parent education nights, Parent Teacher Conferences, Back to School Night and Open House.

Mission Statement:
To ensure that all students learn by creating a community that focuses on student learning, by working collaboratively and maintaining high expectations.


· School Site Safety Security Project was completed in August 2019. The project included fencing projects, entrance security gates, front office and staff lounge modernization to ensure safety and security for students and staff.

· Flexible Furniture was installed in all classrooms which consisted of student desks/chairs, storage units.

· Full Day Kindergarten Project includes installation of one new modular classroom and other classroom design needs. This project is in alignment with the Districts Facility Master Plan and "Whole Child Approach" of the Strategic Plan.

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