Orcutt Jr. High School

Orcutt JHS


School Profile:

Orcutt Junior High School is located in the northern region of Santa Maria and serves students in grades seven and eight following a traditional calendar. At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, 578 students were enrolled, including 12%

in special education, 8.7% qualifying for English Language Learner support, and 33.6% qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.

The culture of Orcutt Junior High School reflects a commitment that all students can learn and encourages all students to be academically successful.  Our classes are heterogeneously grouped and raising the level of student achievement defines our most important effort. In each academic department, students know what the state mandated content standards are because they are posted in the classroom, listed in their textbooks or kept in their notebooks. Under- performing students are identified early in the school year and interventions like reading, or math support classes are established.  Students are also involved in an Extended Learning Opportunity intervention block that is designed to provide the extra help in ELA and math needed to guarantee academic success in high school and college. In other academic areas, our Local Control and Accountability (LCFF) funds have been used extensively to provide resource materials and conference opportunities for teachers to meet the needs of their students.

Mission Statement:

The vision and mission of Orcutt Junior High School is to ensure the educational success of all students by maintaining high expectations, a safe learning environment, a commitment to excellence, and comprehensive programs which empower children to reach their fullest potential as responsible and productive citizens in a continuously changing world.


· School Site Safety Security Project  will be completed in August 2020. The project includes fencing projects, entrance security gates,  and front office modernization to ensure safety and security for students and staff.

· Science Classroom a new science classroom is on the horizon and plans are in the preliminary process. The project is tentatively planned to get started in the summer of 2021.


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: ssalucci@orcutt-schools.net, Phone: 805-938-8909. See district policies at http://www.orcuttschools.net/district_information/legal_notices/title_IX