George Washington Battles School is located in the southeast section of
Santa Maria. The school opened in April 1988 with 345 students. Since
then, the school has grown to an enrollment of approximately 900
students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Battles School has 41
dedicated teachers who educate our students on a four track, year round
schedule. In May 1998, Battles was selected as a "California
Distinguished School." Only the top 5% of schools in California are
awarded this honor. Battles’ instructional program is outstanding as a
result of dedicated teachers, supportive parents and strong educational
leadership. Approximately 56% of our students are English Learners.
Battles provides an educational program where students are nurtured as
they grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially during the
years of transition from childhood to adolescence. At Battles School,
our motto is: "Dare to Dream, Prepare to Do."