Best Public Schools in Pleasanton, CA


The Pleasanton Unified School District in California is home to 16 highly-ranked schools, including 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 1 alternative school. The district is known for its strong academic performance, with several standout schools that consistently rank among the best in the state.

At the high school level, Amador Valley High and Foothill High are the top-performing schools, ranked 61st and 51st, respectively, out of 2,335 California high schools. These schools boast 5-star ratings from SchoolDigger and have exceptional graduation rates, with Foothill High reporting the lowest dropout rate in the district at just 1.8%. In the middle school category, Thomas S. Hart Middle and Harvest Park Middle are the standouts, ranked 55th and 60th out of 2,788 California middle schools.

While the Pleasanton Unified School District as a whole is highly ranked, with all its schools rated 4 or 5 stars, there is a significant disparity in performance between the top-ranked schools and the lower-performing ones, particularly Village High, the district's alternative high school. Village High has the lowest student-teacher ratio, the highest free/reduced lunch rate, and the highest chronic absenteeism rate, suggesting the district may need to address equity and support for its more disadvantaged student populations.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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