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The Templeton Unified School District is located in Templeton, California and includes Templeton Elementary School, Vineyard Elementary School, Templeton Middle School, Templeton High School, Templeton Home School, Templeton Independent Study High School, and Eagle Canyon High School.

Templeton Elementary School

Templeton Elementary serves the youngest members of our small, semi-rural community in grades TK-2. Templeton Elementary School supports a balanced curriculum rich in opportunities for our children to develop academically, socially, emotionally and physically. The school has been named a California Distinguished School and is poised to earn the newly created and highly competitive California Gold Ribbon School award. Jill Southern, Principal, Templeton Elementary School, 215 8th St., Templeton, CA 93465, (805) 434-5820,

Vineyard Elementary School

Vineyard Elementary School is the only site in Templeton serving students in grades 3-5. Vineyard Elementary School has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and a National Blue Ribbon School. This achievement inspires staff and motivates us to improve our instructional programs. Students are afforded the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment activities, including a school garden, Bucket Busters and the SLO Orchestra. Some of these activities are offered after school which provides students with a nurturing, supportive and supervised environment. Laura Brooks, Principal, Vineyard Elementary School, 2121 Vineyard Dr., Templeton, CA 93465, (805) 434-5840,

Templeton Middle School

Templeton Middle School delivers a balanced academic curriculum in language arts, math, science, social science and technology which teaches basic skills and provides enrichment and accelerated learning opportunities. Students also have physical education classes and elective opportunities such as instrumental music, chorus, art, community projects, publications, and environmental studies. Together, as parents, students, educators and community members, we continue to provide a quality educational program for the young people of Templeton.  Templeton Middle School was recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School in 2015-16.  Kristina Benson, Principal, Templeton Middle School, 925 Old County Rd., Templeton, CA 93465, (805) 434-5813,

Templeton High School

Templeton High School enjoys a reputation of academic excellence achieved through a thinking- and-meaning-centered curriculum, active student involvement, student leadership, athletics, and a quality vocational agricultural program and visual and performing arts program. Students are afforded the opportunity to enroll in as many as 13 advanced placement courses. High schools of Templeton’s size do not typically offer such an expanded course selection. Specialized courses allow students to enroll in courses designed to expand their horizons in the fields of agriculture, science and technology.

Templeton High School has been named a California Distinguished School, a National Blue Ribbon High School, and a California Gold Ribbon School and is annually recognized in Newsweek magazine’s list of top high schools in the nation. The high school is supported by an outstanding staff and various parent groups such as CSI, Athletic Boosters, FFA Parent Boosters, and TIMBA, providing numerous opportunities for academic support outside the school day or simply a safe place to hang with their friends. Kari Fisher-Gibson, Principal, Templeton High School, 1200 Main St., Templeton, CA 93465, (805)434-5888,

Templeton Home School

Templeton Home School provides an alternative learning environment for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Students meet once a week with their teacher and parent to review the week’s assignments and receive assignments for the coming week.  Templeton’s program offers more than the traditional home school program with numerous enrichment opportunities that include group field trips to the Santa Barbara Zoo, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and nature walks throughout the beautiful area in which we live. Joe Koski, Superintendent/Principal, 964 Old County Road, Templeton, CA 93465, (805) 434-5833,

Templeton Independent Study High School

Templeton Independent Study High School provides an alternative high school program (grades 9 – 12) with a flexible schedule where students meet with their instructor once a week to receive and evaluate assignments completed at home. The TISHS curriculum and graduation requirements are the same as those of Templeton High School. Joe Koski, Superintendent/Principal, 964 Old County Rd., Templeton, CA 93465, (805) 434-5833,

Eagle Canyon High School

Eagle Canyon High School is a continuation high school providing our students with an alternative path to earn their high school diploma. We seek to empower students to become productive members of the community by providing quality learning opportunities in academic skills, life skills, positive self-concept and developing effective relationships with others. ECHS students are encouraged to perform community service and be involved in their community. We are dedicated to helping our students achieve success and strive to maintain a program consistent with the high standards that our district demands. Joe Koski, Superintendent/Principal, 950 Old County Rd., Templeton, CA 93465, (805) 434-5833,

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