The Los Altos School District is among the top half of one percent of schools in the state of California as ranked by the state’s Academic Performance Index (API scores). The district as a whole has received among the highest standardized test scores of all districts in California for 8 years in a row, according to the Associated Press. All nine schools in the district are California Distinguished Schools, and three are National Blue Ribbon Schools. There are eight elementary schools in the Los Altos School District and two junior high schools. While most students that reside within the city of Los Altos are served by the Los Altos School District, some are served by the Cupertino Elementary School District.
Most High School students attend Los Altos High School or Mountain View High School, part of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District serving students in grades nine through twelve from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. Those students residing within the Cupertino Elementary School District are served by the Fremont Union High School District.
Both Los Altos High and Mountain View High have been selected as National Distinguished Schools. Also part of the Los Altos-Mountain View School District is Alta Vista High School, which is a continuation high school designed for students whose needs were not met in the traditional high school environment.
Los Altos is also served by several highly regarded private and religious schools ranging from nursery schools to college preparatory schools.
Los Altos School District Elementary Schools
- Almond Elementary School
- Gardner Bullis Elementary School
- Covington Elementary School
- Loyola Elementary School
- Oak Avenue Elementary School (National Blue Ribbon School)
- Santa Rita Elementary School
- Springer Elementary School
- Bullis Charter School