Welcome to Our District

PRPS District Office, 800 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446 About Us

elcome to Paso Robles Joint Unified School District.  Nestled in the coastal mountain range of central California. We are a friendly community of approximately 30,000 residents.

Whether you are a Paso Robles resident, or considering relocating to our town, we invite you to look around our website and learn about the outstanding educational opportunities we provide to our students.  

We think you will find our website informative, dynamic, and easy to navigate.  Our website represents our commitment to connect and engage with our schools and the community they serve.

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has a rich history and a strong track record of putting student excellence first.  Please click the link below to read the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Brochure.  The Brochure highlights our students, programs, staff, and facilities. 

Thank you for your interest in Paso Robles Joint Unified School District.

Guiding Principles "One Team, One Dream"

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Belief:Every Student will have Success
Vision:Every student will be prepared for success in college, career, and community.
Mission:Our mission is to deliver an exemplary education, in a safe environment, which empowers students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in an ever-changing world.

Core Values:

• Leadership
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blankblankblank• Continuous Improvement
blankblankblankblank• No Excuses

Summary of Goals

Goal 1:

Student Success and Student Achievement

Student Success and Student Achievement: Every year, every student will attain mastery learning of skills and concepts provided through engaging and challenging best practice instruction in a system that provides social and emotional support as evidenced by student outcome data.

Goal 2:

Staff Recruitment and Professional Development for
Student Success and Student Achievement

Every year, every staff member will be recruited, hired, and retained based upon coherence in knowledge, practice, and beliefs about student learning, instructional best practice, assessment to guide decision-making, and continuous improvement for increased student learning.

Goal 3:

Support Systems for Student Success and
Student Achievement

Every year, every support system, department, and staff member will be focused on providing resources and assistance necessary to ensure that systems enhance student learning.

To download the detailed One Team One Dream Guiding Principles brochure,  click here .
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Student Demographics

District Enrollment:6601
White (Non-Hispanic) 45%
African American1.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander1.9%
Other 3.4%
English Learners20%
Disabled 12.8%
Free-Reduced Lunch49.2%


Number of Teachers373
Number of Administrators  32
Number of Classified Staff356



PRJUSD Partnerships

  • "Digital Classrooms" Partnership with Paso Robles Education Alliance (PREA)
  • Athletics Programs in Partnership with YMCA Grades 6-8 and PRHS Bearcat Boosters Grades 9-12
  • Strong Community Partnerships with: Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Boosters (Band, DELL, Bearcat)
  • Interact Rotary Club Grades 9-12
  • Key Club with Kiwanis Grades 9-12
  • Paso Robles Community Collaboration

Flamson Middle School

PRJUSD Programs

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes:

AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
AP US History
AP Government
AP Economics
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics
AP Studio Art
AP Spanish

  • Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)

  • PRHS Skills USA Mega Chapter

  • PRHS Future Farmers of America (FFA)

  • PRHS Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

  • Dual Language Immersion Program

  • California Distinguished Schools

  • Bauer Speck Arts Magnet School

  • PRHS Crimson Chronicle Newspaper

  • California Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant (CaMSP) in conjunction with Cal Poly Grades 3-5

  • After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program

  • Paso Robles Youth Development and Enrichment Program (PRYDE) Before/After School Care

  • PRHS Bearkitten Preschool Program

  • Little PEPers Preschool Special Education Program

  • Migrant Education

  • Preschool-Adult Special Education Programs

  • Adult Independent Skills Programs

  • Programs for Severely Disabled Students Ages 3-22

  • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

  • Art Docent Program Grades K-5

  • Marching Bands Grades 6-12

  • Choirs Grades K-12

  • Nationally Certified Culinary Arts Academy

  • Career Technical Education (CTE): Agriculture, Information Technology, Building and Trades, Visual and Performing Arts



Paso Robles Joint Unified School District's budget totals over $55 million. The majority of the revenues are from the state, which yields funds based on a state-determined dollar amount multiplied by the average number of students who are in attendance throughout the school year. A very small amount is generated through the lottery. Other funds are restricted to specific categorical programs. Less than 10% of the district's revenue is from federal sources, all of which is for categorical programs.

District Revenue


The majority of the district's expenditures is for employee salaries and benefits, and close to 85% of the operating budget is spent on salaries and benefits.

 District Expenditures


The voters within the boundaries of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District passed the Measure T Bond in November 2006. The measure authorizes the district to issue bonds for $20 million for new facility and modernization projects for grades 9-12.

Project highlights are as follows:
46 New or Modernized "Digital Classroom"
18 New or Modernized Science Laboratories
New Career Technology Agriculture Academy
New Applied Technology Academy
New Visual and Performing Arts Facility
Additional Physical Education Facilities
New Independent Study Center
HVAC and Roofing Modernization
Seismic Upgrades to Existing Buildings



Number of School Sites: 12
  Oldest:  1942 (Marie Bauer) 
   Newest: 2010 (Independence HS) 
Number of Historical School Sites:1
  Adelaida Grammar School (1917) 
District Average Class Size:30
District Number of Square Miles:642
Number of Building Square Feet
Located on over 104 Acres:
Number of Classrooms in the District:423
Number of Busses Running on a
Typical School Day:
Number of Nourishing Meals Served
by Food Services per Year:
District Student : Computer Ratio: 3:1


Click here to print this PRJUSD Brochure

PRHS 24th and Spring St. Now the location for Flamson Middle School.Though the first one-room school house was built in Paso Robles in 1877, the school district was founded Founded in 1887 with a tax election that funded the Paso's first main school house, which was too small the day it opened in 1888!  The second school soon followed, both built on 17th street.  These buildings soon became too small to accommodate the growing population of children in the Paso Robles area, so a new "Paso Robles School" was built.  This three-story masonry building was the first high school in San Luis Obispo county and served Paso Robles students until damaged in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, which rendered the upper floor unusable. Plans were then made to build two new schools; the grammar school, (which burned in 1953, and was replaced by the "Primary School" now called Marie Bauer school) and a new Paso Robles High School (pictured), which was built in 1924 at the 24th and Spring location. A middle school (now Glen Speck elementary) and two other elementary schools (Georgia Brown and Winifred Pifer) in the 1940's. The community continued to grow and soon outgrew these older facilities.  Thus, in 1981, a new high school campus was built at the current site, 801 Niblick Road, and the old high school became a middle school (George Flamson Middle School). As the District continued to grow, Bauer and Speck were combined into a single elementary site, and Winifred Pifer was moved into a more modern campus in 1995.  Other new schools were built; Virginia Peterson Elementary, Pat Butler Elementary, and in 2000, Kermit King Elementary. Flamson Middle School was joined by Daniel Lewis Middle School in 1996, which was built on the old Winifred Pifer Elementary site. On December 22, 2003, the San Simeon Earthquake damaged Flamson Middle school to the point that is was unusable and was replaced by the current new main building.

The middle school students, upon promotion, leave both of our middle schools, and are joined by students from the San Miguel and Pleasant Valley school districts in attending Paso Robles High School. The newly-upgraded Paso Robles High School campus has diversified offerings, ranging from a nationally-recognized science and math department, an award winning graphic arts program, an extensive agricultural education facility, and a nationally ranked Career Technical Education (CTE) program.  In addition to welding shops and specialized agriculture classrooms, the school has a working farm on-site.

The high school has produced numerous higher academic scholars, military academy appointees, state and private college attendees, and technical college graduates. The school's mascot is, and always will be, the Bearcat.

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