About Brandon

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.

Brandon students are known as “The Islanders.” The Islanders represent the five Channel Islands which lie just off the coast west of Goleta: AnacapaSanta 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

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.

Fruit Mural 2007

Keith Haring-inspired Mural

Brandon Community Mural

Butterfly Mural 2009