Taylor School opened its doors in 2002 . Taylor School is located in the northern region of Santa Maria, California and serves students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.  Taylor Schools official name is Ida Redmond Taylor School and is named after Ida Redmond. Ida Redmond was born in 1893 in Wisconsin.  She made her way to Orcutt after graduating from San Francisco State Normal School in 1915.  She began her teaching career at the Union Oil Newlove School.  In 1920, she married Carl Taylor, an employee at Union Oil.  She continued to teach until her retirement in 1960.  Ida Redmond Taylor died in 1990.

Taylor School opened with just over 500 students in its first year.  Today, the current enrollment has grown to over 950 students.