Welcome to AUSD

Current News

Read Superintendent Tom Butler's most recent Viewpoint from 10-17-16.

Starting this month, Atascadero Unified School District is focusing on improving attendance through communication and collaboration with Atascadero Families.
Please find the attached letter, kicking off Attendance Awareness Month!

CAP check presentation
Kathy Peterson and Lori Bickel of CAPS presented the District and the Board of Trustees with a check for $90,000.00. This money has been awarded to teachers for a variety of classroom experiences for students. The Board of Trustees and the Superintendent expressed their appreciation for the work and dedication of the CAPS volunteers who so generously continue to support the teachers and students in AUSD.

Atascadero Middle School's performance of Alice in Wonderland in 3D was visually stunning!
Enjoy the slideshow of photos.

Santa Margarita School's Oak Ambassadors share and work with students from Ocean View as part of the Learning Among the Oaks (LATO) project.
Learning Among the Oaks

Monterey Road Mustangs, led by their Student Council, raised over $600 to help send a child to a camp sponsored by the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
Monterey Road Burn Camp Donation

5th Graders Enjoy the SLO Winds Orchestra

Mobile Career Day

West Coast Auto & Towing and Atascadero Rotary teamed up this last Wednesday to provide a hands-on career exploration experience for students at Del Rio Continuation and
Atascadero High Schools. Students learned about the training 
Mobile Career Dayand character necessary
to gain a career in the automotive industry. Students visited the towing garage and dispatch center, the auto repair shop, and the rental car agency. Employees shared personal stories from school to career, and provided inspiration and practical knowledge to our students.


AUSD Calendar of Events

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art ,and Math) Going Strong Throughout AUSD

AHS Honors Geometry Using the 4 Cs
Honors Geometry Worked on their 21st Century Skills
They used their class set of Chromebooks to collaborate and communicate. The students were given a basic triangle theorem that they had to prove to their classmates. They made shared presentations and posted them to the Google Classroom stream. This way the entire class can access the information. Each group had to get creative and use their critical thinking skills to explain their theorem so that everyone understood the concept. This is what 21st Century Geometry looks like! 

Watching AUSD Build Beautiful Buildings with 
Your Bond Dollars
AJHS Catch Basins
Installation of water catchment basins under the future permeable paver parking lot, Atascadero Middle School. A by-product of a $1,000,000 grant from the State Water Quality Control Board.

Our Mission, Vision, Core Values, 
and Graduate Profile

Welcome to Atascadero Unified School District, where we are dedicated to students and committed to excellence. One of the unique strengths of AUSD is the talent and teamwork that is exemplified by our students and staff. Through this talent and teamwork we aim to produce the top students in the nation who are college, career, and citizenship ready. In addition to our world class graduate profile, we also set high expectations for our students, staff, and parents through our core values: 

Thomas Butler, Superintendent

Shaping Students for the Future through Talent and Teamwork - Preparing the Top Students in the Nation


  • AUSD is an academically high performing school district. 
  • AUSD has high expectations for its students to be career, college and citizenship ready. 
  • AUSD consistently achieves excellence in academics, agriculture, the arts and athletics. 
  • AUSD demonstrates effective teaching and learning for every student in every class every day.