Welcome to Santa Margarita Elementary School

Home of the Mighty Mustangs

Santa Margarita is dedicated to promoting Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence.   The staff is committed to these core values as we support our students in their preparation to become college and career ready.   As a school we focus on creating  a caring school that promotes positive and kind behaviors.  We value the tradition of success at SMES and will continue to work collaboratively with parents, student and our community partners to ensure that our students grow and flourish.

22070 H Street

Santa Margarita, CA 93453

(805) 438-5633

Fax (805) 438-3323


Marshawn Porter

SMES  Office is open

 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

If you need to enroll new Students  for the 2022-2023  or 2023-2024 school year please begin by clicking here: Online Enrollment.   Judi will contact you if we need additional information.  

TK and Kindergarten Information 

The 2023-2024 TK/Kindergarten registration is now open .  Please feel free to click on the links below for more information and the registration packet.   The Online enrollment link is above.

SMES School Schedule 2022-2023

AM TK/Kindergarten Monday - Friday:  8:20am-12:10pm

PM Kindergarten Monday - Friday:  9:50am-1:40pm

Grades 1-5 Monday - Thursday:  8:20am-2:45pm

                    Morning Supervision begins at 7:50am on both playgrounds-No after school supervision

Early Release Friday Schedule 

Grades 1-5                               Early Release Friday:    8:20am-1:40pm

Morning Supervision begins at 7:50am on both playgrounds-No after school supervision


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AUSD has partnered with SmartSocial.com for on-demand courses on how to take action to ensure that students are using social media in a way that can be beneficial and not harmful.  Interested families can register on the link above.  Parents can access the content free of charge through the next school year. This a a great way to know and understand the apps and platforms students are using and how to keep them safe.  

To ensure a safe and orderly campus throughout the school year, we need your cooperation in supporting our school and celebrating the great things we are doing at Santa Margarita Elementary. In the past few months we have had an increase in the amount of vandalism and graffiti on our campus. The defacing and destroying of property can be costly to our school and district and may cause people to think our school is not well-cared for. Because our community and families do care about our school and what happens here, we are asking that you if you see or know of any vandalism occurring on our campus, that you please call the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550 or We-Tip at 1800-78-CRIME. We appreciate your help and support in keeping our campus safe.