Welcome to Ralph Dunlap School

Ralph Dunlap is truly the school where "Everybody is Somebody." Everyone, from the principal, Mrs. Liz Herbstreith, to the smallest kindergartner, belongs, contributes, and grows at Ralph Dunlap Elementary School. Every person and program is part of our community of learners. Students, staff, parents, and volunteers all work together toward our goal of helping all students to achieve their best. Ralph Dunlap School is the second largest elementary school in a district of eight schools. Dunlap is a state recognized "California Distinguished School" and has been the honored recipient of numerous community beautification awards. Ralph Dunlap takes pride in its diversity of programs and opportunities to learn, earning it a place in the top 10% of all California elementary schools. Technology is an important teaching tool which is used extensively in all classrooms. Every newly remodeled classroom has multiple computer stations with access to the World Wide Web and e-mail, bringing the world right into the classrooms. Our  "Dunlab" Computer Center is a state-of-the-art computer lab incorporating thirty-four stations fiber-optically connected to the Internet, ideal for individual or whole class computer instruction.  Ralph Dunlap School is dedicated to the goal of preparing its students for the world of the 21st century.

We can be reached at the following address:

Ralph Dunlap School,
1220 Oak Knoll Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455