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Goleta Union School District (G.U.S.D. or GUSD) is a school district serving the Goleta valley, a suburban community of 80,000 people which includes the newly formed City of Goleta and a large unincorporated area. The valley lies between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, adjacent to Santa Barbara, California in the United States.

The District serves 3,800 elementary students in nine schools, all Kindergarten through Grade 6. Enrollment has declined in the past six years following a period of steady growth. Class size is under 20 in Grades K, 1, 2, and 3; and averages 28 in Grades 4, 5, and 6. Approximately 35% of students are English language learners.

Many teachers, classified employees, and administrators have enjoyed long careers with GUSD. Programs in composition, computer literacy, and mathematics have been nationally recognized, and District teachers are frequently asked to provide staff development sessions for other districts. All schools offer programs in technology, music, art, and physical education. Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) is offered in grades 4, 5 and 6. All schools have a computer center, and all classrooms and offices are wired for high-speed communications.

In 1996, the District passed a $26 million bond issue and is undertaking new construction at some schools, and modernization and infrastructure projects at all schools. A new Isla Vista School was completed in 1999.

The District has over 260 certificated employees and some 270 classified employees. GUSD maintains special education and support services. Students in the Goleta Union School District elementary schools become a part of the Santa Barbara High School District following graduation. They attend Goleta Valley or La Colina Junior High School, in Grades 7 through 8, and Dos Pueblos or San Marcos High School in Grades 9 through 12.


External links

  • Official GUSD Website. Links to all schools in the District as well as information about the District as a whole and its governance.


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