Welcome to AUSD

Current News

Read Superintendent Tom Butler's most recent Viewpoint from 12-5-16.

Brunch at the Piedras Blancas light station will raise money for AUSD mentor program.

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

Graphic Artist, Jeff Bacon, Speaks with AHS Students

Graphic artist speaking with AHS students.
The AHS Library, in partnership with Mr. Bradley, (design, visual and media arts teacher) welcomed Jeff Bacon as a guest speaker in their ongoing GREYT Talks lecture series. Over 75 AHS students came to hear Mr. Bacon speak about his career as a graphic artist and his personal journey in living with Parkinson's Disease. Throughout his over 30 year career he worked with directors such as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and Jim Henson on designing movie posters and other promotional materials.

Santa Margarita Elementary staff and students are very involved with the Learning Among the Oaks hands-on learning project. Enjoy the video about this program.

A recently opened Atascadero High School time capsule provides a glimpse at life in 1921.

Atascadero High School Athletics is continuing their community outreach by hosting a series of Middle and Elementary School nights at select High School Athletic events.
Students and a parent chaperone or staff members wearing their school colors will be admitted free. More Info and Dates


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.