Culver City Unified School District

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Superintendent's Message

Thank You For Visiting The Culver City Unified School District!


As a family of 7,000 students, 800 teachers and staff, 11 incredible schools, and unlimited possibilities for all, we couldn't be prouder of the rich history of excellence that has long been a part of Culver City Schools. 


Since La Ballona Elementary School first opened its doors in 1865, CCUSD has been delivering a nationally recognized academic program to students and families and has seen countless alumni go on to important and successful careers and enjoy access to the most prestigious colleges in the world.    We do this by focusing on the 4 A's:  Academics, Athletics, Activities, and The Arts.  And by connecting and engaging our community in the education of the whole, entire child --- physically, emotionally, psychologically, and beyond.


Innovation has always been core to our values, and in 1971, Culver City Unified started the country's first Spanish Language Immersion Program for elementary students.  By 1994, we opened the state's first Dual Language Elementary Immersion School, El Marino Language School, and taught students in the target languages of Japanese and Spanish.  We now have multiple language immersion settings throughout the district, and graduate hundreds of Seniors each year with the distinction of having earned California's prestigious State Seal Of Biliteracy.


Culver City is also home to CIF Championship athletic teams and boasts a Middle School program that prepares student-athletes to compete for League and State titles each and every year.  We are the reigning Division V Girls Volleyball CIF Champions, and currently have alumni playing professionally in the MLB, NFL, and MLS.  With top-notch facilities and a world renowned student section, athletes in Culver City Unified enjoy some of the greatest support offered in California schools.


Similarly, our commitment to the arts is just as strong. With the highest concentration of elementary art programs per student in Los Angele County, our focus on visual, performing, and applied arts allows students to find their passion and express themselves through a variety of mediums.  Our Front & Center Theatre Collaborative lets students collaborate with industry professionals on their way to high school.  And our 20-year partnership with Sony Pictures has helped to make our Academy Of Visual And Performing Arts (AVPA) one of the most sought-out and heralded in the country.


We're also the 4th Most Diverse School District in America.


There is lots to celebrate in Culver City Unified.  And while you browse our website to learn more about our various schools and programs, I encourage you to sign-up for our #CULVERPRIDE Newsletter.  Whether you're a current family, a past graduate, a business owner, friend, or fan, we're always eager to connect with our community and look forward to continuing to achieve great things for the students of Culver City.  Together!


Joshua Arnold

Superintendent, Culver City Unified