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Rio School District

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Rio School District

Serves:  El Rio and parts of Oxnard

Grades:  K-8

Students:  5,219

Superintendent:  Dr. John Puglisi



RioPuglisi7228198The Rio School District serves more than 5,000 students and their families. It employs more than 500 people and stewards more than $60,000,000 in annual funding for the education of children in preschool through 8th grade. Rio includes nine schools - five schools enrolling grades K-5, two schools that enroll K-8 and two middle schools enrolling learners in grades 6-8.

Rio aims to be a world-class educational organization that provides state-of-the-art learning environments and staff who are always growing and striving for excellence in their profession.

Our recent THRIVE conference was a new event that celebrated and engaged aspects of our learning community that are more than surviving, more than resilient - they are truly THRIVING. Our aim is for all children and all staff to THRIVE as learners and human beings. You can find more about Rio in depth at

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