Pleasanton Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Pleasanton, CA. It has 14,778 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.
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Pleasanton Unified School District Reviews
I liked that Pleasanton Unified School District was academically rigorous and encouraging of involvement and striving for goals. Each class both met the learning expectations for each grade, but I also took away deeper insights from informal discussions that helped me decide where I wanted my academic career to go from there. I appreciated that many arts classes were maintained and celebrated by displaying student work across campus: e.g. photography, art, ceramics, video production, and murals from several different students. I also enjoyed all of my teachers, because they connected with the students and poured their heart into the curriculum and supported us to show how much they cared about our education.
I think Pleasanton Unified School district is a great choice for anyone in the area. However, like most, there are issues. The school district has a generous amount of money to spend. Money is spent on unnecessary things. For example, we do not need 5 superintendents. Why are we paying thousands of dollars on cameras, when the footage is never reviewed when necessary? As well, the money that is received from us, where does it go? We are a public school district, yet we pay so much money to attend. A parking pass at school costs $60 per year. We are required to pay to watch/listen to/do certain things for projects. Money should be used more sparingly on unnecessary things, and put more into things, like educating children.
What I liked about Pleasanton Unified School District is that there is A LOT of diversity in the staff and in the students, and somehow is able to bring us together. There is a very good culture and the staff is really fair at Foothill, my current High School, but at Hart, the Middle School I went to, it was very lacking. The teachers were very nice, understanding, and actually were involved with the students, but it was way to strict, and the "Yard Duties" were very overbearing and unfair. They sometimes threatened my friends with the principal's office and detentions, but they weren't actually doing anything and were just sitting on the benches. Overall my experience with PUSD has been pretty average.