Educational Services & Student Achievement
Pleasanton Unified School District has a rich tradition of academic excellence
The Pleasanton Unified School District continues to be one of the highest performing districts in California. Our exceptional reputation is based on our continued stellar academic achievement, innovative programs, emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, award winning visual and performing arts, strong career technical education, competitive athletic programs, focus on character education, involved parents, and community engagement. Pleasanton Unified School District will continue to thrive and inspire students because of a committed group of education professionals who genuinely care about students’ academic success and well–being as well as strong support from our parents and the community at large.
In 2011, the District’s Academic Performance Index (API) now stands at 915 ― an increase of 9 points over the prior year. As a District overall and in targeted subgroups our students made phenomenal growth. To view the administration’s October 13, 2012 presentation to the Board of Education on API/AYP scores click here. On the California Department of Education (CDE) website, you can look up this data for any district or school in the state: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ar/
PUSD is engaged in a collaborative effort to examine our curriculum and teachings practices to reflect the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Working teams of teachers and administrators are reviewing our educational practices and aligning our educational programs to meet these rigorous 21st century expectations. To read about our progress to date, click here for the staff report on Implementing CCSS.