About Carpinteria Unified School District

The Carpinteria Unified School District (CUSD) provides public education services to students in the Carpinteria Valley, with district boundaries reaching south to the Ventura County line and north to the community of Summerland. The District, serving approximately 2300 grades K-12 students, has nine schools – one comprehensive high school, two small alternative high schools, one middle school, and four elementary schools. Eight of the nine schools are located within the Carpinteria city limits. One elementary school is located in Summerland.  In addition  CUSD also provides early childhood programs to children 3 months to 4 years old.

Carpinteria is a small, Southern California beach community 12 miles southeast of Santa Barbara and 20 miles northwest of Ventura. With a population of approximately 20,000, Carpinteria is known for its support of the school system. Generations of Carpinteria High School alumni still live in town. The students and staff of the District enjoy an amazing amount of public support which is demonstrated through volunteer and mentor programs, fund raising, partnerships with community agencies and business, and very active parent support groups.


    District Office
    1400 Linden Avenue
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    ph. 805-684-4511
    fx. 805-684-0218

    Carpinteria Children's Project
    5201 8th Street
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    ph. 805-566-1600

    Carpinteria High
    4810 Foothill Road
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    ph. 805-684-4107
    fx. 805-566-5952

    Carpinteria Middle
    5351 Carpinteria Avenue
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    ph. 805-684-4544
    fx. 805-566-3839

    Canalino Elementary
    1480 Linden Avenue
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    ph. 805-684-4141
    fx. 805-684-3384

    Aliso Elementary
    4545 Carpinteria Avenue
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    ph. 805-684-4539
    fx. 805-566-4759

    Summerland Elementary
    135 Valencia Road
    P.O. Box 460
    Summerland, CA 93067
    ph. 805-969-1011
    fx. 805-969-1524

    Family School
    1480 Linden Avenue
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    ph. 805-684-5481
    fx. 805-684-3384

    Rincon/Foothill High
    4698 Foothill Road
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    ph. 805-684-3277
    fx. 805-566-9707