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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Pleasanton Unified School District is an elite, public school district located in Pleasanton, CA. It has 14,768 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
4665 Bernal Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Telephone
(925) 462-5500

Pleasanton Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1330
899 responses
Average ACT
30
452 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,768
Free or Reduced Lunch
6.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,629
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$145,074,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,321/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%

Pleasanton Unified School District Reviews

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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.
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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.
I went to Foothill high school for brew years and I have to say the teachers are awesome! They work with you one on one and will take the time to really help you. The teachers teach in more ways than one that fits the student. And they also will help guide you in a direction that you want to go when I want to be in. They have an amazing way of just creating a really nice teacher student atmosphere in the classroom and it really pleasant and really fun and easy going. I have to say the students were very in "groups" and certain outings like rallies it led to a reinforcement to those groupings. It felt really selective when I came to those groups and sometimes I felt like the school encouraged that. I also love the counseling group I had a counselor there who helped me for three years and she was awesome and she always so me when she could and she was just very encouraging and was always supportive and so was the rest of the administration team.