Santa Cruz City Schools

Gault Elementary

For a century, the historic Gault school has been a local icon. Distinctive and welcoming, this community school is embedded in its neighborhood. The Gault community is particularly active, with regular family access helping to bring together a cooperative, diverse group dedicated to social and environmental service. But standing for over a century means this campus infrastructure requires a lot of love. With a newly replaced roof and numerous improvements across the campus, Gault still has plans for a new wing of classrooms to help ensure the best learning environment for all of its students. This work will ensure Gault’s ability to provide a meaningful and developmentally appropriate curriculum, ensuring all students experience continuous growth in academic skills in order to become complex thinkers, collaborative learners and clear communicators.

As we work to improve all classroom environments, Santa Cruz City Schools is committed to sustainability and moving toward our goal of Net Zero emissions campuses. All modernization projects included in the Facility Master Plan Update shall include the following sustainability components:


1320 Seabright Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2525


Enrollment: 342




35,112 SF


3.165 Acres

  • LED lighting to replace inefficient fluorescent
  • dual pane windows to replace older single pane
  • new high efficiency HVAC systems with increased outside air intake and CO2 detection
  • responsible roofing to reduce heating and cooling energy and to reduce radiant heat
  • increased insulation
  • use of locally sourced and recycled materials.
  • added solar structures where possible
  • Safety

Within the Facility Master Plan Update, safety and security improvements have been evaluated and the following components have been included for future implementation

  • security fencing and gates
  • supervised campus entries 
  • site visibility
  • door hardware & remote, smart locking systems
  • window treatments 
  • a robust security camera system for each school.

Future Projects

Interactive site plan for upcoming projects


Projects related to this campus.