Joe Nightingale Elementary School

Joe Nightingale


School Profile:
Joe Nightingale School is an elementary school in the Orcutt Union School District. Our school is located in the northern region of Santa Maria and serves students in grades transitional kindergarten through six following a traditional calendar. There are 752 students enrolled, including 15% in special education, 12% qualifying for English Language Learner support, and 40% identified as low SES.

Mission Statement:
Our mission statement, as approved by our School Site Council is as follows: Joe Nightingale exists to better the lives and futures of all students, staff, families, and community through proven quality instruction, positive relationships, and engaging experiences.


· School Site Safety Security Project  is due to be completed in August 2020. The project included fencing projects, entrance security gates to ensure safety and security for students and staff, and a new bus turnout on Dixon St. The second phase will include a new location for the front office and staff lounge modernization. There will also be additional classrooms and modernization work.

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

· Full Day Kindergarten Project includes installation of seven new modular classrooms,renovation and playground 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