Welcome to Corcoran Joint USD

Welcome to the official website of the Corcoran Unified School District. Located in the middle of California’s Central Valley in the small agricultural town of Corcoran, CUSD boasts a reputation for high-quality programs and student success.

We invite you to take a stroll through our website and get to know our district better. You will learn all about our commitment to technology in education, find information about registration, catch up on the latest district news, learn about our CUSD Learning Plan, and so much more! Please enjoy your visit with us, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions.

Reopening Details

With our schools reopening on Monday, November 9, 2020, we know you have questions. The Kings County Department of Public Health has reviewed our plan to meet recommended safety measures to help slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are confident this plan provides a safe return for our students without limiting the quality education they deserve. Please read through our fall reopening plan for all the details.

Our Vision

CUSD - A Destination District where people are drawn to Corcoran due to the quality, reputation, and accomplishments of our students and schools.

Our Mission

We are improvement driven - Mind, Character, and Body

A Message from Our Superintendent

Welcome to Corcoran Unified School District. Our governing board, community, and district share a common goal of becoming a “Destination District.” This vision is becoming a reality, thanks to our staff members who work hard to create a positive environment that encourages innovation and personal growth, resulting in a culture of excellence for our students.

Our mission is to develop confident, successful academic achievers among our whole student population. We believe nothing can compete with the positive influences of highly effective teachers and schools. We refuse to accept low expectations and mediocrity for low-income and underprivileged students. All students can achieve!

We are pleased to offer every child access to high-tech educational tools via the One2One Technology Learning Program, a distinct privilege as just over 100 school districts in the nation to have an Apple Distinguished Technology Program!

I am grateful to serve as superintendent of this dynamic, growing district. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Rich Merlo

Rich Merlo
Corcoran Unified School District

Message from the Superintendent:

“In an extraordinary set of circumstances and in the middle of a national crisis, it is still necessary for us to do everything possible to ensure our students have access to the best education possible; albeit learning from a distance. In order to continue our mission for our students, school is still in session. Our situation is best described as the school continues with the closure applied to our sites and buildings. Classified staff is working hard to continue to feed our students and run, maintain, and clean our campuses. Teachers are diligent to work from their homes to contact students and parents, provide homework and lessons, and make sure every student continues to have access to the best learning environment possible.”

- Superintendent Rich Merlo