CMS Stats

Sixty-six percent of Carpinteria Middle School students earned a 3.0 or higher GPA with a school average GPA of 3.19. 

During the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year at Carpinteria Middle School, 66% of students earned a 3.0 or higher GPA with a school average GPA of 3.19. At Carpinteria High School, 67% of students earned a 3.0 or higher GPA with a school average GPA of 3.32.


Summerland Opening Ceremony scheduled for Jan. 28 

The opening ceremony for Summerland Elementary School is planned for Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. Please join us for a celebration and tour of our beautiful new school!



I would like to recognize our IT team, Aaron LaPlante and John McClure, for their outstanding professional work in resolving all network, internet and computer issues with speed and accuracy.


Professional Development

The Santa Barbara County Office of Education is providing professional development for the Carpinteria High School (CHS) math department and elementary teachers to strengthen the work of their professional learning communities to improve student learning. Professional learning communities collectively analyze student performance data to evaluate student learning and needs, and determine improvement in instructional strategies. Teachers talk about their instructional practices, share knowledge and observe one another for continuous adult learning and improvement.


School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)

Every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC) by Feb. 1. The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. Additionally, all local schools are required to prepare a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) which describes how they intend to meet annual school-specific goals for all students, with specific activities to address state and local priorities. Data reported in an LCAP is consistent with the SARC data. 

The CUSD School Accountability Report Cards are posted on the district website at


2023-2024 State Budget Proposal

Governor Newsom released the State Budget proposal on Jan. 10. The revenue forecast has declined since the 2022 State Budget Act, with an estimated budget gap of $422.5 billion in 2023-24. The proposed budget includes Prop. 98 funding of $108.8 billion for 2023-24, which is $1.5 billion lower compared to the level when the 2022 Budget Act was enacted. 

The proposed budget also includes: 8.13% cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) districts (CUSD is Basic Aid, not LCFF); $690 million to implement the second year of transitional kindergarten for students turning five years old between Sept. 2 and April 2; 8.13% COLA applied to special education, a delay of the 2023-24 planned Facilities Grant program for preschool, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten; $941 million to fund Prop. 28 Arts and Music in Schools; reduction in the Arts, Music and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant; and $250 million one-time funding grant for literacy coaches and reading specialists. More detailed information is needed before we can determine the impact on CUSD.



Diana Rigby is the current superintendent of Carpinteria Unified School District. For more information about CUSD, log on to, or contact Diana at or (805) 684-4511x222.

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