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California Department of Education
Official Department Web site - view and download latest STAR and API scores.

School Matters
Standard & Poor's service. State, district, school data. School comparison ranking.

National Center for Education Statistics
Data on primary, secondary, and post secondary education. Public and private schools institutions.

Santa Clara County Office of Education
Schools district locator and district information.

Private Schools Review
Search for schools, get facts, compare schools.

Bay Area Parents
Childcare & preschool finder, enrichment programs, summer camps, activity calendar, family resources.





Public Schools

The performance of Bay Area public schools varies widely. Test scores are one method of assessing the quality of a school. However, scores alone cannot provide the full picture of the school environment. Take advantage of school "Open Houses", parent tours, speak to the principal and teachers, and speak to parents who currently have children attending.

Almost all public schools have attendance zones, usually the immediate neighborhood. Typically one has no choice of school; your address determines the school.

Always check with the school district to find out what school your children will attend. Sometimes districts change attendance boundaries, and occasionally crowding forces students out of their neighborhood schools.

Private Schools

There are over 700 private schools in the greater Bay Area, offering parochial, non-parochial and foreign-language education as well as boarding options.

Tuition ranges from an average of $3,500 a year for parochial schools (in-parish student) to an average of $15,000 a year for independent elementary schools and up to $30,000+ a year for private high schools.

See the links on the left to help you investigate your Bay Area private school options.













Santa Clara County District Information

Palo Alto
PA Unified (K-12)

Los Altos & Los Altos Hills
Los Altos (K-8)

Mountain View
MV Whisman (K-8)
Los Altos (K-8)

Sunnyvale (K-8)
Santa Clara (K-8)
Cupertino (K-8)
FU High

CU Union (K-8)
FU High

SA Union (K-8)
CA Union (K-8)
Moreland (K-8)
Campbell High
FU High
LG-SA High

Santa Clara
SC Unified (K-12)

CA Union (K-8)
Campbell High

Los Gatos
LG Union (K-8)
Loma Prieta (K-8)
LG-SA High

San Jose
SJ Unified (K-12)
Luther Burbank (K-8)
Evergreen (K-8)
Moreland (K-8)
Cambrian (K-8)
Oak Grove (K-8)
Alum Rock (K-8)
Franklin McK (K-8)
Union (K-8)
East Side High