28131 Livingston Avenue, Valencia CA 91355
Phone: (661) 257-4500 Fax: (661) 257-5737
District Office Open: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:20 pm
Our Mission Statement
Castaic Union School District provides children a rigorous education supported by a safe and nurturing environment that maximizes student achievement.
Our Core Values
Castaic Union School District values teamwork and collaboration, sharing responsibility and decision making. Castaic Union School District values setting high academic and achievement standards. Castaic Union School District values nurturing and caring for the whole child, respecting individual diversity, striving for personal best, building positive character traits and having the courage to stand by your convictions.
About Our District
Castaic Union School District is a suburban school district located in the Santa Clarita Valley, in the northern portion of Los Angeles County. Castaic serves nearly 2,700 students in grades kindergarten through eight in four schools. We also offer transitional kindergarten and preschool opportunities. Castaic students attend Valencia High School in the William S. Hart Union High School District. Hart District is planning to build the Castaic High School for potential opening in 2015. The District employs 162 certificated, 141 classified, and 26 confidential/management personnel.
Modern, High-Achieving Schools
Three of our four schools have been honored as California Distinguished Schools. Our district API Score is 842. Castaic's original one-room schoolhouse was built in 1892 and began with 20 children. Since that humble beginning, our district has grown and modern, high tech schools have been built. Castaic Middle School opened in Fall 1996, Castaic Elementary School was completely rebuilt and reopened in Fall 1997, Northlake Hills Elementary School opened in September 2003, and Live Oak Elementary School opened in January 1989 and is currently in process of being modernized.
Our teachers are fully credentialed by the State of California, and they participate in ongoing staff development opportunities provided by the District. The Board established the Castaic Education Foundation, which provides grants to teachers' selected projects that will enhance the District's education program.
Our schools offer state-of-the-art educational technology. Smart Board Technology was installed in every classroom during the summer of 2013. Classrooms also feature multi-media computers, VoIP Telephony, Internet access, live video broadcast capabilities, and a centralized media retrieval system. Our Middle School has a high-tech video lab, closed-circuit TV, with video conferencing capability. Our Elementary Schools have high-tech library/media centers and all schools have structured computer labs.
The region, while primarily suburban in nature, has an active and thriving business component. It provides easy access to many educational and cultural advantages of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan areas. The vast offering of the magnificent Southland beaches, deserts, and mountain areas contribute to the attractiveness of the Castaic Union School District as a place to live and work. The Interstate-5 freeway is nearby.
Recreation & Points of Interest
We are located five minutes from Castaic Lake and 20 minutes from Piru and Pyramid Lakes for boating, fishing, and water skiing. Five minutes from Magic Mountain Amusement Park. Forty-five minutes from Ventura Beach. Twenty-five minutes from Burbank Airport, and 45 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. Ninety minutes from ski resorts, 30 minutes from Dodger Stadium, The Getty Museum, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. For shopping, we have Valencia Town Center, an air conditioned mall with 200 retail stores and eateries, within 10 minutes of Castaic.