Welcome to the Atascadero Unified School District

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Back to School

Take a look at The Tribune article about the new school year in AUSD and the article about facilities upgrades at our Atascadero Unified campuses.

Back to School Electronic Data Confirmation
Good news! Parents can now revise and confirm all their child's back to school data online.
Follow the steps and find support information here.

Teachers Attend Project Based Learning Workshop
Project Based Learning Workshop
Atascadero Unified teachers along with teachers from San Luis Coastal Unified, Torrance Unified, Cayucos Elementary, and the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education participated in a two day Project Based Learning training. Project Based Learning engages students through meaningful projects that require critical thinking, effective communication, and teamwork/collaboration. Students are asked to answer challenging questions and solve complex real world problems. Within the two day training, the 40 teachers were involved in a fast paced project simulation to get a feel for the essential components of PBL and then worked an entire day on creating their own projects for the classroom. Teachers left with a project plan and further support follow up from the AUSD Educational Services Department. Atascadero Unified is excited to bring this new learning to the classroom!

Stuff the Bus
Stuff the Bus
Rachel Cementina the Community Engagement Director from United Way arrived to help unload school supplies from the 8th annual Stuff the Bus! This is an annual donation drive for new school supplies. Every summer, just before school starts, the community is invited to literally stuff a big yellow bus with school supplies. Volunteers help collect school supplies outside of Walgreens in Atascadero. Meathead Movers donated boxes to hold the supplies. Atascadero Unified School District donated the use of the school bus and the drivers volunteered their time. Thank you to the United Way, Meathead Movers, Walgreens, and the community of Atascadero for helping to provide much needed supplies to the students at AUSD.


AUSD Calendar of Events


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.