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EUSD - Our Story

Our students enter our doors eager to make connections and be inspired to make a positive difference in the world. We all play an important part in how their stories unfold. We have the unique privilege to create and foster learning opportunities that will prepare a new generation of innovators, creators, leaders, and change makers. By bringing our talents, passions, interests and personal stories to EUSD, we enrich the experiences of our students. This is a true honor and calling!"
-Andrée Grey, Ed.D.


2022 Golden Gavel Award
Our EUSD 2022-2023 School Board of Trustees was awarded the Golden Gavel Award/  The Golden Gavel Award is awarded to a school district board that has made significant contributions within the last twelve months to twenty-four months and is a governing board that focuses on learning and achievement for all students.  They must communicate a common vision. Apply an equity lens to guide decision-making. Adopt responsible bargaining agreements. Operate openly, with trust and integrity.  Recognize and respect differences of perspectives and style on the board and among staff, students, parents and the community.

2022 Golden Bell Award
Farm Lab program has been chosen in the Climate Change Innovation Category, by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) to receive the state’s leading educational honor, the 2022 Golden Bell Award.  The 2022 Golden Bell award will be presented at a special ceremony during the upcoming CSBA Annual Education Conference in San Diego this December.


2021 Civic Learning Award
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that Encinitas Union School District's Cloud Campus won this year’s Civic Learning Award, which celebrate public schools’ efforts to engage students in civic learning. This year, the awards emphasize school-based efforts that went uninterrupted despite the pandemic.


2020 Real Organic Project Certified
EUSD moved beyond our conventional CCOF organic farming (no pesticide use) to a full regenerative agriculture model. Real Organic farms increase soil fertility, promote biological biodiversity, improve sustainability of farm systems and build community. We are doing our part to mitigate climate change by how we grow produce for our student lunches.


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.

Received an innovation award from the Center for Ecoliteracy: https://www.ecoliteracy.org/article/announcing-2019-leadership-and-innovation-awards#


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