The Brandon School sign

Brandon Elementary
195 Brandon Drive, Goleta CA 93117
(805) 571-3770 --- (805) 571-3771 (fax)


Brandon School opened as the thirteenth school in the Goleta Union School District (GUSD) in 1969. In 1982 Brandon was closed due to a decrease in student enrollment. It was reopened as a full school in 1996 and in 2003 Brandon became the neighborhood school for many students from Glen Annie Road to Winchester Canyon.


The school is located at 195 Brandon Drive, south of Cathedral Oaks Road and west of Glen Annie Road in Goleta on California's central coast near Santa Barbara.

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School Symbols

Brandon's school colors are blue and sand.

Sunrise over an island cartoonBrandon students are known as "The Islanders." The Islanders represent the five Channel Islands which lie just off the coast west of Goleta: Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara. To learn more about the Channel Islands click on this link for the U.S. National Park Service


The Brandon Tree

Tree planted when school was opened.The Brandon Tree was planted in 1969 when Brandon first opened. Since then, this spectacular Fire Coral tree has greeted Brandon students with a message of growth, shelter, and optimism. As our generations of students have grown, the Brandon Tree has grown with them.




The Brandon Murals

Sixth grade classes at Brandon have a tradition of creating murals to beautify our school grounds. Mural themes have ranged from a tribute to our location next to the Pacific Ocean, Fruits of California, a tribute to the late artist Keith Harring, Butterflies and the Brandon Community Mural which hangs by the front office and greets visitors to the school.

  • 6th Grade MuralsFruit Mural 2007
  • Keith Haring-inspired Mural 2008
  • Brandon Community Mural 2009 
  • Butterfly Mural 2009