Welcome Community!

The information provided on this page is intended to communicate the resources available in the District and the Ceres community.

Vision Statement

All students academically prepared to achieve their full potential, supported by and contributing to the community.

Mission Statement

As a school district that is Committed to Excellence and Responsive to Every Student, we fully believe in the opportunity that public education provides to students of all backgrounds and circumstances. 

Our students will achieve mastery of academic standards in a safe and supportive environment.  We will provide a quality, balanced education that results in academic excellence, and career preparation with attitudes and skills necessary to produce self-directed, productive citizens. 

Upcoming Events

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The 2022-2022 Report to the Community offers a snapshot of the recently completed school year. In this edition: Superintendent Denise Wickham's focus on customer service, a spotlight on community partnerships, school year snapshots, and student and staff celebrations. Many thanks to all who contribute to successful outcomes for Ceres students!

 Ceres Unified School District
 Volunteer Application Process

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Ceres Unified School District encourages parents, guardians, and members of the community to share their time, knowledge, and abilities to support our students and our schools. We believe school volunteers enrich educational programs and strengthen our schools’ relationships with families, businesses, public agencies, and private institutions.

To ensure and enhance the safety and well-being of CUSD students, we use an online Volunteer Application Process through the Raptor program. For more information, please click HERE to visit our Volunteer page

CUSD Employment Applications Are Paperless!

CUSD Personnel Services will accept online applications through EDJOIN for all positions, including internal applicants (current employees).

Internal Applicants (CUSD Employees)

  • Click here to apply on EDJOIN

  • Select the job you are interested in, enter the password provided on the In-District Job Posting, and follow the steps.

External Applicants (non-CUSD employees)

Locations for Computers/Internet Access and Scanning Services

CUSD Personnel Services Kiosk in the District Office; Kinko’s; Public Libraries; College or University Computer Labs; Internet Cafes; Office Max and Staples

Resources for Free E-mail Services

For technical assistance call the EDJOIN Help Desk
(800) 398-9580

The Ceres Unified School District has formed working partnerships with local businesses and community agencies over the past decade that serve the families and children of the Ceres community.

Ceres Community Collaborative

The Ceres Community Collaborative is a group of representative agencies and community members that are committed to meeting the needs of families in Ceres and the surrounding community. Members are dedicated to coordinating resources that empower and support individuals and families to learn and grow. Formal meetings occur quarterly.

Please check back for 2022-2023 meeting dates, coming soon!  

Meetings are typically scheduled from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Meeting location is the Argus Multi-Use Building located at 2503 Lawrence Street, Ceres (Use the parking lot behind the Ceres Unified School District Main Office).





The Ceres Community Collaborative was formed in 1994 as a planning group for a Healthy Start project. The Collaborative has grown in size and importance over the past 20 years. Currently, over 30 partner organizations, including faith-based organizations, local governmental agencies, independent youth-oriented organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, and grant-funded agencies are involved.

The Ceres Community Collaborative has successfully identified priorities, developed plans, mobilized public and private resources and integrated services that support children and families and enhance community well being.

The Ceres Community Collaborative partners continue to address community issues and form working partnerships to develop solutions to the needs of our students and families.

For information on becoming a partnering agency, contact Julie Lynn Martin-Borba, 209-556-1555.

School to Business Partnerships

Since 2007, CUSD schools have developed formal partnerships with local businesses, resulting in support by the business of school site activities and events. Businesses have contributed staff time, materials, resources, and other in-kind contributions to each school. Each school site promotes the business at school events and activities as a sponsor. If you are a business interested in supporting a school in Ceres, please contact the principal of the school you want to partner with. 

Mentors and Volunteers are Needed for CUSD Programs

The After School Education and Enrichment (ASES) program is seeking volunteers to participate in fun after school activities with elementary and junior high school students. For more information, download the Volunteer Flyer, today!

Project YES, is seeking mentors for at-risk youth ages 17 to 21 to provide encouragement and support to these students in education and career areas. Click here to download a Mentor Flyer.

CUSD Description and Demographic Information

The California Department of Education website provides a wide variety of data about the Ceres Unified School District and individual schools. Information on student enrollment, ethnicity percentage of students, special education and English Language Learner populations, Academic Performance Index growth, and more... is provided as district-wide data and school specific data. For additional information about CUSD schools, visit the individual school site web pages located at the right side of this page.

Ceres Unified School District property, grounds, schools and administrative buildings are tobacco and drug free zones. All students and visitors are prohibited from using tobacco products, drugs or alcohol while on any district property (i.e. grounds, schools, buildings, fields, etc.).