What Makes Us Unique?

Coast Unified School District is located on California’s beautiful Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County. The District serves the grade K-8 student population of Cambria, San Simeon and surrounding rural areas and the grade 9-12 students of that area and the town of Cayucos. The District has one K-5 elementary school, one 6-8 middle school, one comprehensive high school, and one continuation high school.

Smaller class size means each student receives the attention they need from the teacher. Students are able to connect more closely with peers which leads to lasting friendships. The field trips offered at the schools are rich and varied and promote learning and team building. Students in grades 6-8 use district-provided iPads while students in high school have district-provided Chromebooks. Extracurricular activities provide for a well-rounded educational experience. Staff and parents are committed to helping all students achieve the highest standards.

The Governing Board, staff, parents, students and community are committed to educational excellence. The District enjoys a sound budget based on basic aid status, collaborative union and management relationships, excellent support service departments and strong academic success as evidenced by three California State Distinguished School awards, most recently Santa Lucia Middle School in 2019. 

Coast Union High School has received two U. S. News and World Report Silver Medal awards, and Santa Lucia and Coast Union were named star schools on the 2017-18 California Honor Roll by the Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence.