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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Pleasanton Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Pleasanton, CA. It has 14,864 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

Pleasanton Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1340
1,445 responses
Average ACT
30
716 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,864
Free or Reduced Lunch
6.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$103,738
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$145,074,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,715/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$123,192
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,256
National
$949
Median Home Value
$954,011
National
$184,700

Pleasanton Unified School District Reviews

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Pleasanton Unified School District is often stymied by a lack of budget and tenured teachers that have lost their passion for teaching. Often times, students must be self-motivated to accomplish anything major within the school district. There is a severe lacking of parental involvement within the school system, from kindergarten to the 12th grade. Especially in high school, parents are often not supporting or helping out with important activities, such as STEM based clubs and performing arts programs. While there are a select few teachers that really open up the minds of students, on average most teachers are mediocre and don't inspire students to learn deeper than the textbook. There is also a severe disparity in academic performance, motivation, and social interaction between kids on an advanced track and students following a normal track.
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Excellent schools and community! Provide lots of activities and people are friendly here. Students are intelligent, responsible and happy.
I would love to see fences around all schools in ensure safety for the staff and students. Many teachers have helped me throughout the past four years, setting me up for success in my near future. The counselors were super easy to talk to if I ever had a problem or needed to have a quite space. The new addition of the Access period to my High School was amazing. It provides time during school hours for students to get work done or maybe make up a test. This was very beneficial Junior year because the sudden increase of school work. I was super busy with sports and this time gave me an opportunity to get a big portion of my homework done before I went home at night. Overall I think Access has been beneficial to all students.