COLLEGE CAMPUS | College School / District Office  | 3525 Pine Street, Santa Ynez CA 93460  | Phone | 805-686-7300   Fax | 805-686-7305

SANTA YNEZ CAMPUS | Elementary Office 3325 | Pine Street Santa Ynez CA 93460 | Office Phone: 805-686-7310  | Fax: 805-686-7340


Maurene Donner      Superintendent / Principal of Schools




The student body represents a cultural richness and diversity that complements our district’s instructional programs. Every attempt is made to provide class sizes that are on the average, in the middle to lower 20’s.


College School District provides a 21st century education in a safe and engaging learning environment. Through innovative opportunities, a cohesive team of dedicated, highly-skilled professionals works in partnership with parents and community members to assist each student in reaching his or her


College Elementary School District is comprised of two campuses, College Elementary School and Santa Ynez Elementary School. The campuses are adjoining and share the same administration. College Elementary School serves as the district’s Early Learning Center for students in preschool and grades kindergarten through one. Students in grades two through eight attend Santa Ynez Elementary School. The two campuses operate as a single, integrated school. For reporting purposes, the data in this report card reflects students in kindergarten and first grades. In the 2017-18 school year, the district changed the grades that each school serves. College Elementary School now serves TK and Kindergarten students, and Santa Ynez Elementary School serves grades 1-8.

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Welcome to the College School District! Our district is comprised of two campuses located two blocks from one another: kindergarten and first grade
students attend the College Primary campus, where the district office is also located; grades two through eight and the school office are housed at
the Santa Ynez Elementary School campus. We’re proud of our First-Ever accomplishments of our Bobcats over the years! Here are a few of our
– California Distinguished School Award, 2002, 2012, 2020
– First-Ever General Obligation Bond Measure Passage, 2004
– First-Ever Highest Academic Performance Index (API) Growth Score in Santa Barbara County, 2007
– First-Ever Highest API English Learner (EL) Subgroup Scores in Santa Barbara County, 2008
– First-Ever Title One Achieving School Award, 2008
– First-Ever Highest API Subgroup Scores (Hispanic, White, SED, EL) in the Santa Ynez Valley, 2009
– First-Ever National Blue Ribbon Nominee, 2009
– CA Gold Ribbon, 2016
– Title I Academic Achievement Award, 2016
– AVID Elementary Certified Site
– AVID Highly Certified Site for Middle School
Congratulations Bobcats!
Our College Kids CAN!
Developing World Class Learners!


College Elementary School District, located in northern Santa Barbara County, is one of the oldest school districts in California. The district was initially formed in 1844 as the Santa Ynez Mission’s seminary. Classes have been held at the College campus since the late 1800s. Construction began at the Santa Ynez campus in 1964 and our gymnasium was completed in 1971.