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Welcome to the Hope Elementary School District

3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Phone: (805) 682-2564  Fax: (805) 687-7954 




Our mission is to develop in children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to instill a lifelong love of learning and to become productive and contributing individuals in a changing society.


We believe that:

  • Everyone can learn and be successful.
  • Each student is entitled to the highest quality of educational opportunities.
  • Academics are the cornerstone of education; progress is evident in a child’s social behavior, demonstrable academic skills, self-esteem, and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Education promotes personal and social responsibility, and a spirit of cooperation.
  • Positive and nurturing classroom environments are necessary.
  • Education is the shared responsibility of the student, parent, school, community, and government.




Belief Statements adopted by Board of Trustees, December 14, 2009.





Current Events

Reminder for Parents
Our schools will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
Board Meeting

A Special Board Meeting will be held on Monday, May 5, at 5:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room, 3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

The next Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hope District Board Room, 3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

Kindergarten Registration
Fall 2014 Kindergarten registration for students who live within the Hope District attendance area and will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014 will take place in February 2014.

Please Click Here For Information About Kindergarten Registration.

Transitional Kindergarten
The Hope School District offers a Transitional Kindergarten program for students who will have their fifth birthday between October 2 and December 2, 2013.  For the 2014-15 school year, Transitional Kindergarten will be offered for students who will have their fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2014.

Please Click Here For Information about the program.

Local Control Accountability Plan
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a required document that each California school district must prepare under new state budget laws. The LCAP is designed to describe the program and expenses the district undertakes to provide an educational program that meets the wide range of student needs. To develop the plan, our district has convened a representative advisory committee that includes parents, teachers, and administrators. A draft of the plan is available for review and comment. It is a working document, and the draft will reflect periodic revisions. Teachers, parents, and community members are invited to comment on the draft. You are welcome to share your comments and suggestions for the LCAP with the superintendent at (805) 682-2564, or by email:


Please click
 here to view the most recent Local Control Accountability Plan Draft.
Parent Guide to Common Core State Standards
A parent guide for the Common Core State Standards is available here for your information. (Please Click Here to View "Common Core State Standards: Shifts for Students and Parents")


Smarter Balanced Tests
The Smarter Balanced tests are expected to replaced the STAR tests in English-Language Arts and Math beginning in the 2014-15 school year.  Practice tests are now available.

Click Here for Information About the Practice Tests in English

Click Here for Information About the Practice Tests in Spanish

District Residency
The Hope School District serves students who live within district attendance boundaries. The district residency policy BP 5111.1 outlines criteria for residency requirements. Please click here for the district residency policy.


Open Enrollment Policy
The recent passage of the Open Enrollment Act requires districts to adopt a policy for interdistrict attendance under the Open Enrollment Act.
Please click here to view Administrative Regulation 5117.1 Interdistrict Attendance: Open Enrollment Act ("OEA Transfers").


Education Protection Account

The Board of Trustees adopted Resolution 12/13-14 Regarding the Education Protection Account (EPA) on May 13, 2013. Proposition 30 requires any district receiving EPA funds to post how it spends those monies on its website.

Please Click Here to View the Fiscal Report Regarding EPA Funds.


Economic Impact Aid
SB 754 requires school districts to post Economic Impact Aid (EIA) expenditures and related fiscal information on their website as a condition of receipt for future EIA funding. This posting must be in compliance with certification rules in the Consolidated Application related to this requirement. The posting includes financial data for fiscal years 2011-12 and 2012-13. 
Please Click Here to View the Fiscal Report and Public Posting.


Comments for Trustees
The Board of Trustees welcomes comments from our district parents and community members. A feedback form for your comments is available here (click). Please return the completed form to the district office.  Thank you.
General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee
The Bylaws for the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee were adopted by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on November 8, 2010.

Bond Oversight Committee Bylaws (click here)

Proposition 39 Audit June 30, 2011 (click here)

Fund 21 Financial Report Bond Oversight Committee, December 2011 (click here)

The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee met on June 6, 2012.

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report, June 2012 (click here)