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EUSD ~ Our Story

“The Encinitas Union School District is fortunate to have staff, students, and parents who have embraced the District’s commitment to academic excellence, 21.5-century learning, environmental stewardship, as well as health and wellness practices – whether in our classrooms, our playgrounds, or our gardens. We strive to create the healthiest environment for our students and their families now and in the future.”

— Superintendent Tim Baird
Retired 2019


EUSD ~ Our Story



2019 Top Tech Awards: Nathan Short

2019 California Civics Learning Awards:

Flora Vista Elementary School is one of three schools statewide to receive an Award of Excellence, the highest level. La Costa Heights Elementary received an Award of Distinction. Note: Having previously won these awards, El Camino Creek can reapply in two years. It is quite the accomplishment to receive these awards and represents the incredible work being done at our schools.

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 EUSD Film Guild students who walked away with 5 nominations and 3 top awards from the states California Student Media Festival on April 27th.

In addition, this week, 20 films created by these Film Guild students were also nominated for the Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Awards which will be hosted on Saturday, June 1st.



Classroom of the Future Foundation – Achieve Award (2018)

CSBA – 2017 Golden Bell Award, Encinitas Environmental Educational (E3) Cluster (2017-18)

Digital School Districts Survey Winner – Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association – Top Ten Ranking (2017-18)

2018 California Civics Learning Awards: El Camino Creek Elementary is one of three schools statewide to receive an Award of Excellence, the highest level. Flora Vista Elementary School received an Award of Distinction and La Costa Heights Elementary received an Award of Merit.

North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) Excellence in Special Education Award – recognizing the Community Advisory Committee

District Administration’s Districts of Distinction Award – SWPPP Internship Program



Apple Distinguished Program District (2013-2015, 2015-2017)

2016-17 Exemplar District – The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21)

2017 District of Distinction – Purpose, Passion, Power, and Play (2017)

2017 Leadership Award from Green California Schools and Community Colleges – Green Team