The Lompoc Unified School District offers an outstanding educational program for its 9,800 students. Quality leadership, teaching and support staff are just some of the reasons. The District serves K-12 students living in the City of Lompoc, Vandenberg Village, Mesa Oaks, Mission Hills, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and rural areas adjacent to these communitites. The District offers a wide range of programs for students with special needs. These are opportunity classes at the middle and high school levels. There are specialists at all levels who provide support for bilingual children, migrant children, gifted, and handicapped children. The District has created an atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration at all levels. Win-win negotiations and problem solving have become institutionalized.
Lompoc is located 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara County. Its population is approximately 40,000 and the area is noted for its mild, smog-free climate. The average maximum temperature is 73 degrees and the average winter high temperature is 63 degrees. Lompoc is the support city for Vandenberg Air Force Base, the aerospace center of the West Coast. Lompoc is also known as the flower seed capital of the world, as it produces more than half of the world's supply of flower seeds. Learn more about the Lompoc community by visiting the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce web site.
It is the policy of the Board of Education to encourage input in the development of policies and programs for the school district. Various organizations and parent representatives have been actively involved with planning education programs. All public entities have embarked on a mission of collaboration to educate its citizens, as evidenced by SARB, CODE, and the daytime loitering ordinance.