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Where Kids Come First

OUSD welcomes the addition of the new Multi-Use/Gym Building at Orcutt Academy High School

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Where Kids Come First

OUSD acquires its first electric-powered school bus.

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Where Kids Come First

100% of students receive visual & performing arts instruction

Orcutt Children's Art Foundation

Where Kids Come First


The Orcutt Union School District is located in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County, just south of the city of Santa Maria, and is part of the Santa Maria Valley. It encompasses the communities of Orcutt, Los Alamos, Casmalia, as well as some portions of the city of Santa Maria. Local industries include aerospace (Orcutt is within 15 miles of the Vandenberg Space Force Base), agriculture, health care, higher education, oil production, manufacturing, service related occupations, and a growing number of small and large commercial businesses.


Picnic in the Park - Summer Meal Programs for the Community

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Device Collection for OUSD School Students in grades Tk-8

Dear Parents and Guardians, Get a head start on summer break! This email contains important information about returning Chromebooks and iPads for students in grades TK-8 and 12. To ensure a smooth tr . . . Read More

Lakeview 6th Grade Parent Night & Open House Set for May 30!

REMINDING EVERYONE that Lakeview Junior High School has combined its annual 6th Grade Parent Night with Open House Night this year!! See you on Thursday, May 30!! . . . Read More

Tickets Available for OUSD Spring Play April 19 & 20!

Tickets are now available for the OUSD/Orcutt Children's Arts Foundation Spring Play,  a one-act comedy called Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad, Who Messed Them Up)!  Performances are scheduled . . . Read More


There’s No Substitute for a GREAT Substitute

Do you have a Bachelor's degree? Do you enjoy working with children? Are you thinking about a fulfilling and flexible part-time job?

If you are interested in being a substitute teacher for the Orcutt Union School District, please contact the Human Resources Department at (805) 938-8914 or pick up an application at the District Office - 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt, CA.

We look forward to welcoming you to the OUSD family!

Orcutt Academy Enrollment for 2024-2025

The Orcutt Academy Charter School began taking enrollment applications for the 2024-2025 school year on Monday, November 6, 2023. The enrollment lottery for 2024-2025 for Orcutt Academy High School and the Academy’s K-8 campus in Los Alamos was held on February 7, 2024. Additionally, a post-lottery drawing for all post-lottery applications received through April 16, 2024, was held on April 17, 2024.

Following these events we still have open seats at Orcutt Academy High School in grade 12, and we invite post-lottery applications for those grade levels and for the wait list in grades 9, 10, and 11. For the K-8 campus, all open seats were filled and each grade level has a wait list, but we invite post-lottery applications as well.

Post-lottery enrollment applications can be sent via the form linked below.

Please note that the post-lottery application for 2024-2025 does not suffice as an application for the 2025-2026 school year.

OA Post-Lottery Enrollment Application for 2024-2025



Students at Orcutt Union School District come first. We partner with our families and the community to ensure that each student has the skills, resilience and drive to achieve their full potential.  


Orcutt Union School District students experience a high quality education in a caring, inclusive, and safe environment that inspires them to discover their path, and pursue their goals and aspirations.  


Students First and Student Potential

We believe that the best interests of our students must be at the center of all decision-making in the District. We believe that with clear goals, opportunity, support, and hard work, students can realize their potential.


Parent and Family Engagement

We believe that parents and families are essential partners with the District in their child’s education and development.


Individualized Learning

We believe that students thrive when their individual learning needs are met.



We believe that risk-taking, in a safe, supportive environment, is essential for the continuous improvement of our schools and of public education.


Leadership Opportunities

We believe that every student has the ability to lead and that it is our responsibility to help them develop the skills and provide them with the opportunities and experiences to do so.


The Power of Community

We believe that when families, District staff, and the community actively work together to realize a shared vision for education, our students can reach their highest potential.


Student Well-being

We believe that in order for students to learn, they must feel safe physically, socially, and emotionally.


Mutual Respect

We believe that treating each other with dignity, respect and kindness is the foundation for positive and productive relationships between students, teachers, parents, District staff, the Board of Trustees and community members.



We believe that engaging and appreciating diverse perspectives will make us stronger as a school community.