San Luis Coastal Unified School District represents the communities of Avila, Edna Valley, Los Osos, Morro Bay, and San Luis Obispo and currently has an enrollment of approximately 7,500 students. Small neighborhood schools are a hallmark of the District where students are educated from preschool through twelfth grade and a world-class adult school program offers unique, life-improving courses to thousands of community members.
In 2018, San Luis Coastal was honored with the prestigious California District of Excellence award for its innovative and effective school programs. Additionally, Los Osos Middle School was acknowledged by the California Schools to Watch program as a top middle school in the state and nation - while Del Mar and Teach Elementary schools were identified as California Distinguished Schools. Students thrive in San Luis Coastal because the dedicated staff, parents and Board of Education share a common commitment to student success.
Teach Elementary was recently awarded the prestigious 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award as an Exemplary High Performing School. Teach Elementary is one of 349 schools in the United States receiving this honor and one of twelve schools in the State of California. Teach Elementary is the only school in SLO County receiving the honor this year, and is possibly the only school in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Ventura counties to have received the award three times: 1992, 2012, and 2018.
The community overwhelmingly supported efforts to modernize our schools through the successful passage of a facility bond in 2014. SLCUSD is currently in the process of modernizing the two comprehensive high schools - Morro Bay High and San Luis Obispo High. In addition, bond funds have allowed the District to revitalize multiple school sites, install new playgrounds, repave parking lots, install energy efficient LED lights throughout the district, and implement a new phone system with vastly improved capacity.